Best celebrity Instagram posts from the Met Gala 2019
- The Met Gala is a yearly celebration of style in honour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Each year features a theme, which shifts annually according to an upcoming exhibit
- This year the Met Gala’s theme was ‘camp’ or ‘outrageous fashion’
- Celebrities turned up in force, wearing all manner of gleefully over-the-top designs
Last night’s camp-themed Met Gala certainly didn’t disappoint.
Every year, the gala gives fans gleefully over-the-top fashion in celebration of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s costume exhibit, which changes annually according to the theme of the art.
This year it’s ‘camp: notes on fashion. Taken at its base value, ‘camp’ is purposeful exaggeration, although for a better description just re-watch 1960’s Batman TV Show (Adam West’s Batman is the perfect example of the theme).
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With regards to fashion, that means two things: exaggeration and excess. Whatever your take on the cultural phenomenon, it makes for a heck of a lot of varied looks. And from Billy Porter’s full-on wings to Harry Style’s pussybow shirt, the stars certainly didn’t disappoint.
We’ve already shown you who we think wore it best at last night’s Met Gala. Here’s what the celebrities thought, via the many Instagram posts they put up in New York last night.
For those unawares, the Met Gala is basically the superbowl of fashion. On the first Monday in May, everyone who is anyone comes to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the annual fundraising gala to celebrate the Costume Institute’s (which is helmed by none other than Vogue’s Anna Wintour) new exhibition.
The first Met Gala started in 1946, and over the decades has slowly become one of the biggest parties of the year.
One of its biggest selling points – however – has been the fashion. There’s nothing quite like it, and each year the red carpet gets its very own theme, based on the theme of the new exhibition.