In today’s Pick of the Day, for D’s Art Takes, I Divvya Nirula present my take on – “Met Gala 2019”.
The theme of the MET’s annual Costume Exhibition is “Camp: Notes on Fashion”.
The Met Gala
The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and is also known as the Met Ball. It is an annual fundraising event. This event is held to support the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It involves the opening of the Costume Institute’s yearly design display. Every year’s occasion praises the topic of that year’s Costume Institute show. The display sets the tone for the formal dress of the night. The visitors are required to pick their style to coordinate the theme of the exhibition.
When is the Met Gala?
According to custom, the Met Gala is held on the first Monday of May. It is one of the few days when the MET is shut to people in general. This year, the event is on May 6, 2019.
The theme is “Camp.” The idea draws on Susan Sontag’s fundamental 1964 exposition, “Notes on ‘Camp’.”
The paper portrays a reasonableness set apart by execution, abundance, and a sort of winking awful taste, exemplified by figures like Oscar Wilde and outré stylish developments, for example, Art Nouveau. Among the pieces in plain view will stun looks from Off-White, Schiaparelli, Moschino, Dior, Thom Browne, and parts more. What is the subject of the Met Gala this year?
The subject for this year is “Camp.” Andrew Bolton—Wendy Yu Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute have drawn on Susan Sontag’s fundamental 1964 exposition, “Notes on ‘Camp’.” The article portrays a rebellion set apart by execution, abundance, and a sort of bringing forth awful taste. This is exemplified by figures like Oscar Wilde and outré stylish developments, for example, Art Nouveau. Among the pieces in plain view will astonish looks from Off-White, Schiaparelli, Moschino, Dior, Thom Browne, and parts more.
Camp style can be clever, amusing, or just outrageous in its inclination. This means you would already be able to expect Lady Gaga and Rihanna to kill the current year’s celebrity red carpet!
Noteworthily, Lady Gaga and Harry Styles are co-hosting the event. The iconic brand Gucci – is sponsoring the event. Gucci’s Alessandro Michele alongside tennis symbol Serena Williams will be joining the two pop stars as co-seats of the 2019 occasion.
To watch the 16 minute entrance by Lady Gaga, watch this video
Highlighting the two men’s and womenswear, the Met’s “Camp: Notes on Fashion” show will include more than 200 bits of design, alongside models, sketches, and illustrations from the seventeenth century through today. Crafted by originators from Virgil Abloh to Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Rei Kawakubo, Mugler, Bob Mackie, Karl Lagerfeld, and more will be included in the show. Crisp off the Couture Week runways, the Viktor and Rolf motto couture outfits that started a perpetual stream of images will likewise be in plain view.
India at the Met Gala
Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone were at the Met Gala.
Visit the archive for more Pick Of The Day shares from over the years in areas of art, culture, politics and tech.