About 550 people attended the Met Gala (officially known as the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute benefit) in New York on May 6. The black-tie affair raises money for the museum’s fashion department, while simultaneously celebrating grandiose fashion design.
The event’s elaborate red carpet is just as star studded as the Oscars, starting with the hosts: Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue; Alessandro Michele, the creative director of Gucci; Pop Star Harry Styles and none other than Lady Gaga and Serena Williams. Invite-only attendees showed up in their best outfits dedicated to this year’s theme, based on the incoming exhibition — Camp: Notes on Fashion.
No, we’re not talking about summer camp, where kids go every year to learn how to canoe and capture lighting bugs. The theme is broad in that it refers to a style of personal or creative expression that is exaggerated. But, wait, isn’t that already what the Met Gala is about? Yes, it is, but this year, attendees took it up a notch (who knew that was possible?) Here were the best looks that celebrities brought to the pink, yes pink, carpet.