7 May 2019
Liberace and Elton John are both icons of camp, and no doubt a lot of celebrities at this year’s Met Gala took inspiration from them and their irreverent styles, and loves of colour, pattern and feathers.
The annual event falls on the first Monday of May to raise money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. This year, the theme was Camp: Notes On Fashion, inspired by an essay by Susan Sontag. She once explained: “The essence of Camp is its love of the unnatural: Of artifice and exaggeration.”