The Met Gala marked it’s 71 Anniversary at the New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Arts last week Monday the 6th of May. The Gala was founded by publicist Eleanor Lambert in 1948 to encourage donations from New York’s high society in the fields of art, Fashion and music for the Met’s Costume Institute and celebrate the grand opening of its latest exhibition.
Met Gala is the Oscars of the fashion world and happens annually on the first Monday of May centered on the theme of the new exhibition. This year’s gala theme was Camp: Note on Fashion a theme that most people struggled to define among them Nicki Minaj. The theme was based on the spirit of extravagance and embracing what is unusual and/ unnatural .
The invite only event played host to celebrities, designers and costume enthusiasts all dressed up according to their interpretation of the theme.
Here are some of the themes and outfits that caught our eyes..
Nicki Minaj wore a pink Prabal Gurung dress with a sweeping train and a jeweled overlay on the bodice. When she was asked what inspired her look, she said:”I have no clue, because up until today I had no idea what camp was. So, I don’t even know if this is camp to be honest.”
Celine Dion in Oscar de la Renta outfit. Like Nicki Minaj, Celine Dion too was confused about this year’s theme but seems she nailed it in the end with a fringe dress and matching feather hat. She interpreted Camping as “luxurious, antique, and timeless” and she killed it !