“One should always be a little improbable,” Oscar Wilde once wrote, and indeed delightful flights of fancy are very much au courant at the Metropolitan Museum of Art tonight. Feting the exhibition “Camp: Notes on Fashion”—which, in order to capture that utterly eccentric aesthetic sensibility (described so persuasively in Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp’ ”), draws on fashions both silly and sublime—the 2019 Met Gala is hardly lacking for spectacular red carpet moments. From Lady Gaga to Katy Perry, Kendall Jenner to Gigi Hadid, guests are transforming the party’s venerable venue into a feather- and flounce-filled fantasia—each doing their best to step up to the grand occasion. (“I have the simplest tastes,” Wilde, rather a fashion plate in his own right, once quipped. “I am always satisfied with the best.“) In addition to our list of the evening’s best-dressed stars, here you’ll get the very first glimpse at every suit, cape, and gown that graces the Met’s dramatic front steps. Who topped Rihanna’s glittering Maison Margiela ensemble from last year’s festivities or Frances McDormand’s cheery head-to-toe Valentino, or Anthony Vaccarello’s gaggle of leggy Saint Laurent girls? There’s only one way to know for sure. Click through the gallery for every Met Gala look.
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