While we love awards season’s red carpets for fashion and glamour, each year we eagerly await the over-the-top fashions of the Met Gala red carpet. The top faces in fashion and film outdo each other for the most extravagant designer red carpet looks.

The Met Gala theme 2019 might just deliver some of the most flamboyant and ostentatious fashions the event has ever seen.

Here is a look at what you can expect at Met Gala 2019.

What is the Met Gala?

Katy Perry attends the ‘Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between’ Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art

On the first Monday in May, The Costume Institute throws a massive fundraising gala which has become known as the Met Gala.

The gala is the unofficial kickoff of the summer’ social calendar. The invite-only event is attended by the most famous faces in music, fashion, film, and art.

Each year’s event has a theme which coordinates with one of the museum’s prominent exhibits. Attendees wear opulent fashions in line with this theme.

What is the Met Gala Theme 2019?

Zoe Saldana Met Gala

Zoe Saldana attends the Manus x Machina Fashion in an Age of Technology Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Costume Institute’s spring 2019 exhibition will explore the origins of the camp aesthetic, and how it has evolved from a place of marginality to become an important influence on mainstream culture.

Met Gala theme 2019 is Camp: Notes On Fashion to coordinate with this new museum exhibit. Costume Institute curator, Andrew Bolton, created the exhibition around Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp.’” Past themes have included “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” “Manus x Machina,” “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” and” China: Through the Looking Glass.”

What is Camp in Fashion?

The essence of Camp is its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.

This is how Sontag’s 1964 essay defined “camp” in the world of fashion. Camp is extravagant, fun, and the opposite of serious. The origins of the term can be traced the word itself back to courts of the Sun King,

Louis XIV. Court life included a preset etiquette of flamboyant posturing, fashion, and dance. The French verb se camper, meaning to strike an exaggerated pose, may be the origin of what we today know as “camp.”

Who is Hosting the Met Gala 2019?

Lady Gaga Met gala and a look ahead to the met gala theme 2019

Lady Gaga attends the Manus x Machina Fashion in an Age of Technology Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Anna Wintour has co-hosted every Met Gala since the mid-90s, with just a few exceptions. Her fellow co-hosts this year will be Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, Serena Williams, and Alessandro Michele. We are, of course, eager to see how known camp icon Lady Gaga dresses for the red carpet.

Can’t wait until May for some Met Gala red carpet eye-candy? Take a look at our favorite looks from last year’s gala! Then wait with bated breath for the gorgeous looks from Met Gala 2019. We are excited for the Met Gala theme 2019. What do you think of this year’s theme?