Met Gala 2019 Favorites // Red Carpet

This year's Met Gala theme was "Notes on Camp" based on an essay from 1964 by Susan Sontag, which, according to Andrew Bolton, curator of the Costume Institute, "Sontag’s writings feel so timely with what is going on culturally and politically". That essay is consisted of 58 points defining that Camp Aesthetic. Here are some of those points, for your better understanding (and mine...).

/ The hallmark of Camp is the spirit of extravagance. Camp is a woman walking around in a dress made of three million feathers. 
/ Camp sees everything in quotation marks. It's not a lamp, but a "lamp"; not a woman, but a "woman."
/ What was banal can, with the passage of time, become fantastic. 
/ The whole point of Camp is to dethrone the serious. Camp is playful, anti-serious.

You can find the entire essay here.

I have to admit that most of the guests were on theme and the outcome was spectacular, just like Anna Wintour said, "...we go from sun kings to drag queens", however, I realized that my favorites were sort of pseudo-Camp and kind of chic. They played safe. Keep on reading and you will understand what I mean.

|barefoot duchess|

Gemma Chan in Tom Ford

Emma Roberts in Giambattista Valli Couture

Bee Shaffer in Alexander McQueen

Constance Wu and Georgina Chapman in Marchesa

Sara Sampaio in August Getty Atelier

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Oscar de la Renta
Alicia Keys in Carolina Herrera

Dakota Johnson in Gucci

Kerry Washington in Tory Burch

Rachel Brosnahan in Erdem

Photos via: 
Vanity FairVanity Fair ItaliaVogue Greece