Last night, the stars stomped the pink carpet of the Met Gala in a celebration of this year’s theme: “Camp: Notes on Fashion.” The definition of “camp” has long been a debate across art forms. And that debate lit up Twitter as fashion-forward celebs like Lady Gaga, Zendaya, Janelle Monáe, and Cardi B took on the tricky assignment. Who failed and who was flawless? Twitter weighed in.
Lady Gaga kicked things off with a series of reveals.
Then came Billy Porter, who stole the show at the Academy Awards Red Carpet with his tuxedo gown. And if anyone could show up Gaga it was this newly crowned king of fashion.
GAZE UPON BILLY PORTER AND UNDERSTAND YOU KNOW NOTHING. pic.twitter.com/7ZBZhob2df— Quinn Cummings (@quinncy) May 6, 2019
When it came to camp, some attendees got it and flaunted it.
Jared Leto's being extremely Jared Leto right now pic.twitter.com/Uul6rMDj63— Ash Crossan (@AshCrossan) May 6, 2019
The other Joan bringing "Don't F*ck With Me Fellas" realness. https://t.co/sx0ZYTam3q— Kristy Puchko (@KristyPuchko) May 6, 2019
I own 51% of this company pic.twitter.com/iva9SyoDHM— Gavin M (@FriendlessMean) May 6, 2019
Ok Natasha Lyonne and her pill-shaped cigarette purse is ON FUCKING BRIEF.— Ash Sarkar (@AyoCaesar) May 7, 2019
Camp doesn’t have to be pink ruffles and ostrich feathers. It can be a vodka-soaked and raspy bad bitch with an exaggerated shoulder and harsh eye. Love love love. I want her to backhand me. pic.twitter.com/mUp7kgLzrR
Celine Dion said she didnt know what "camp" was. I think that's because she just calls it living. pic.twitter.com/bABUV759kH— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) May 7, 2019
Some did not.
Emma Stone looks…comfortable pic.twitter.com/zScshwS16n— dasha (@nobody_stop_me) May 7, 2019
Kanye is looking like Kim's body guard 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/HyVuB95jyO— Gemini 🌍 (@bandile_mali) May 7, 2019
But of all those who shined on the carpet last night, it was the Black stars who shined the brightest. High fashion is a world that is too often suffocatingly narrow and lily-white in its definition of glamour and beauty. But last night, these stylish stars proudly displayed how Black culture has defined camp.
Tiffany Haddish brought her own chicken in her Michael Kors bag pic.twitter.com/05n2Tf01TN— celebitchy (@celebitchy) May 6, 2019
In a night overflowing with jaw-dropping fashion, the best looks of the night came from Billy Porter (up top), Zazie Beetz, Lupita Nyong’o, Janelle Monáe, and Cardi B.
And then came Zendaya whose Cinderella-inspired dress transformed on the carpet from dingy to pure magic!
Did we miss a Met Gala look you loved or loathed?