The Met Gala Theme Announced
The Met Gala; the first Monday in May and one of the biggest events in fashion, last night announced the theme for the annual soirée. Tilted ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’, the night will be held at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of its Costume Institute and will have a camp-like theme.
The decision was inspired by Susan Sontag’s legendary 1964 essay, “Notes on Camp”, where she describes camp as “love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration…style at the expense of content.” Andrew Bolton, British museum curator and current head curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, found the essay to be especially relevant as it is related to the current political and cultural climate.
The gala will be rightly sponsored by Gucci, whose collections and style have become increasingly fanciful and obtrusive under the direction of Alessandro Michele. Michele will be a co-chair of the night’s activities, alongside Gucci’s front-man Harry Styles, popstar and actress Lady Gaga, tennis superstar Serena Williams and, of course, Vogue’s Anna Wintour.