The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute's Gala always brings out the most outlandish outfits from its A-list attendees, and this year stars definitely did not hold back. Just about every single celebrity came in their Camp inspired outfits to honor the nights theme, "Camp:Notes on Fashion", but a few definitely made our list of favorites. Scroll down to see which looks caught our eyes & turned our heads!
The Hostess Lady Gaga gave us a 16 minute extravagant wardrobe change in 4 custom-made Brandon Maxwell ensembles. We live for the "Applause"! Mother monster gave effortless high fashion. Lady Gaga always raises the bar and pushes the envelope, from two hot bubblegum pink Brandon Maxwell gowns to a black off-the-shoulder then custom made bralette and boy shorts.
It came as no surprise that Billy Porter went for something seriously dramatic. He broke the internet when he showed up at the Oscars in a custom made tuxedo gown from Christian Siriano. He made a huge impact upon his entrance on a velvet chaise La Cleopatra, carried by 6 gorgeous shirtless men in gold pants. His entrance was unforgettable and his entire outfit was not to be upstaged according to Vogue. His ensemble, dubbed the " Sun God" outfit, was custom made by The Blonds.
One of the most unforgettable looks of the night was Ciara's. She strutted the pink carpet in an ensemble that had onlookers green with envy. The "Beauty Marks" singer rocked an emerald green dundas gown, embellished with tons of shimmer, detailing a high slit and geometric cutouts on the torso. Her gown featured a train made of matching green feathers, and she added a matching green choker and finger-less gloves, plus a sky-high afro which took 6 afro wigs to make. Diana Ross was her inspiration.
Cardi did not come to play! She came hot in a fiery red peacock gown custom made by Thom Browne. Cardi's gown was hand-embroidered with 30,000 dyed coque feathers and a full coverage headpiece. The sequin heart cutout on the back of the dress and the carefully placed Ruby nipples on the front of the gown really made this dress stand out among all the others.
Janet Mock was a vision of beauty in this stunning gown from Alberta Ferretti. The Gown consisted of more than 400 sequins in different shapes and sizes. This plunging neckline gown with a beautiful feather train took 300 hours to create as it was all handcrafted. This is definitely a fave of oe
Lena waithe made a daring fashion statement in this suit from Pyer Moss.Lena is constantly bringing visibility to what a black gay girl looks like. According to Refinery29, Lena just recently was at the MTV Movie Awards honoring Shirley Chisholm the first woman to run for the Democratic party's presidential nomination, and while she doesn't rely on just her physical appearance to bring about change. At Monday's Met Ball, Waithe took the opportunity to honor other groundbreaking black femmes with her look. This year Waithe decided to support black drag queens specifically.
Laverne turned heads in a striking all black Christian Siriano gown at the 2019 Met Gala. She strutted down the pink carpet in the classic look with a campy twist. The gown, inspired by fantasy,' showcased a ruffled shoulder piece complete with turquoise hair & a abstract headpiece to match.
All eyes were on Janelle Monae at the Met Gala. Janelle was a work of art at the 2019 Met Gala in her custom Christian Siriano look. She rocked wide brim hats courtesy of Sarah Sokol Millinery. From her long white and black gloves with a fringed eye clutch to the Marlene Dietrich red lip & a pop of Barbie pink on her voluminous skirt, Janelle's abstract face gown was a lesson in color contrasts.
The event's co-chairs- Anna Wintour, Serena Williams, Alessandro Michele, Lady Gaga, Harry Styles asked that their guests served the most exaggerated and fabulous looks possible and oh did they deliver! Camp is about stepping outside of your comfort zone not giving a damn what anyone thinks, and we certainly saw that this year!