The Met Gala kicked off Monday at its campiest best, with Lady Gaga working the pink carpet to its fullest, in long golden eyelashes and a huge fuchsia dress, then peeling off layer after layer until she was down to a bra, panties and fishnet stockings.
As well as the charitable element, the gala is best known for its celebrity guests and the often outlandish outfits they wear on the red carpet. "A woman walking around in a dress made of three million feathers", she writes, is also camp. This year's theme is a celebration of all things gaudy and camp and is titled Camp: Notes On Fashion, a message that certainly reflects Gaga's iconic style.
First held in 1948 when it was attended by New York's upper class, the Costume Institute Gala is held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the first Monday of May annually.
Like previous years, what happens at the Met Gala stays at the Met Gala.
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Rihanna attends the Benefit Gala "Poiret: King Of Fashion" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2007 in New York City.
Following last year's "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" theme, which explored the history and influence of fashion within religious artworks, the 2019 Met Gala, hosted by Lady Gaga, will take a more outdoorsy approach with "Camp: Notes on Fashion".
Jaden Smith will do something bizarreJaden Smith at the 2018 and 2017 Met Gala.