Camping at Met Gala 2019

Mayeli Acuna

Chronicle Reporter

Met Gala 2019 was filled with extravagance with theme “Camp: Notes on Fashion”; inspired by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay about her perspective of camp. Many people were taken by surprise by what these celebrities were wearing.

“I did not like, the fashion was horrible and the theme was not punctual” [not timely] says Gayane Mikayelyan, SAS senior.

The Met Gala 2019 will surely be remembered as a way that expressions were made. The host for this years event were campy fashion artist, Harry Styles and Lady Gaga. This year’s Gala has over 200 pieces of fashion in the exhibit, having both menswear and womenswear. Fashion with creators from all over the globe, such as Virgil Abloh to Alexander McQueen. The exhibition will not only be pure extravagance, but it will emphasize the irony, humour and techniques in the art of fashion. This event is such a captivity to various of people nationwide, but it as well leaves people in shock from all the attention it gets considering the lack of importance or relevance. Costing $30,000 per person who wishes to attend plus the amount of money put into the outfit that will be worn.

“I feel like it is interesting how much people pay attention to such a thing like the Met Gala, rather than crucial problems that are going on in the world we live in” says Hannah Kaufman, SAS senior. “I understand it’s a fundraiser for the Fashion institution, but there are more important things to be fundraising for.”

This annual event has formed an international reputation, negative and positive. As people around the world look into the Gala for the crazy fashion worn by their favorite celebrities, to those who question why this event is so relevant in the social community. Further, the Met Gala is rather controversial, but remains to have such an importance in modern society.

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