Inside The MET Museum's Camp: Notes On Fashion
There’s so many exciting things happening in New York City by the time May rolls around that it’s hard to keep track. Warm, spring weather has finally arrived, outdoor brunch is FINALLY back in season, and, most importantly, the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute’s new exhibition is released.
Every year, it seems that Vogue’s MET Gala gets bigger and bigger, with celebrities across music, movies, business, and sports in attendance, This year, the event dubbed as the ‘Super Bowl of Fashion’ was the biggest ever, with attendees embracing the ‘Camp’ theme in full spirit. As a certified fashion nerd, there’s few events I look forward to more than visiting this exhibition.
This year’s theme, Camp: Notes on Fashion, featured more than 250 objects dating back to the 17th century. It explores the origins of camp’s exuberant aesthetic and examines how the elements of irony, humor, parody, artifice, theatricality and exaggeration are expressed through fashion. Even if you’re not a die-hard fashion love, this exhibition is a must-see for its beautiful displays and amazing historical lessons.