The biggest fashion event of the year has come and gone once again and we have to say this was definitely one to remember. The theme for this edition's Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala was Camp: Notes on Fashion. An exciting, no-holds-barred concept - and the attendees did not disappoint.
Only Gaga could turn the Met Gala's proverbial red carpet (it's pink this year) into a stage as she pranced around with umbrellas and various other props while unveiling a startling FOUR different outfit reveals created by her stylist-cum-fashion-designer Brandon Maxwell. She stole the show! And it was one hell of a show to steal...
The Met Gala generally seems like a woman's show; everything is all about the gowns which frankly makes even the most eye-catching suit forgettable. What isn't forgettable though is Ezra Miller's genderf**k make-up look; red lips teamed with a simply eye... or seven of them! Alongside fabulously coiffed hair, a glittering corset frame over his jacket and clutching a very realistic human face mask, he raised the level of camp at this year's event.
Cinderella eat your heart out! Zendaya channeled serious Disney princess vibes with this Tommy Hilfiger ballgown, complete with her fairy godfather - also her stylist Law Roach - who waved his wand and literally turned it from a dull grey into a glowing blue. Light-up dresses are everything; this was magic that had to be seen to be believed.
Speaking of light-up dresses, we go from Cinderella to Lumiere as we move on to Katy Perry's look. She was wearing a chandelier designed by Moschino - an illuminating creation which included a precariously placed headpiece that was like a mini version of the dress. It can't have been the most comfortable outfit of the evening but it was certainly one of the most flamboyant.
Cara Delevingne, however, looked pretty comfortable in a sheer, Pride-flag inspired body-suit by Dior complete with a rainbow cane, towering platform stilettos and a headpiece that gets weirder and weirder the longer you look at it. Representing queer non-conformity ironically conformed to the night's camp aesthetic perfectly.
He's really getting ahead in his career (heh-heh), but seriously, we wonder how many people looked at Jared Leto's long-sleeved red Gucci gown dripping in jewels like "Huh, nice look", then did a double-take at the wax head in his own image he was clutching to his hip. All credit to the sculptor though, it was uncanny.
Singer, songwriter, actress, producer, advocate, fashionista... Janelle Monae wears a lot of hats. No, I mean she really DOES wear a lot of hats! Her Picasso-inspired Christian Siriano gown wasn't complete without the five boaters perched atop her head. Plus, she even had an actual blinking eye covering one breast (developed by Smooth Technology). She was surrealism personified.
Lupita Nyong'o was another to go rainbow with her camp look; a feathered Versace gown with winged shoulders and a huge fan - of which we were huge fans. What completed the look for us though were the gold afro-combs tucked into her tall, Marie Antoinette-esque hair. It was a wonderful cultural nod which celebrated the glorious natural texture of her hair.
There was doubtlessly a lot of double-takes going on at last night's event, but if it wasn't for Nick Jonas on her arm, Priyanka Chopra would barely have been recognisable as she arrived in a silver Dior dress complete with pink and yellow feathers. The tall crown upon a head of tight curls which we've never seen from her before gave us serious Queen of Hearts vibes, and the make-up changed the contours of her face completely.
In true Cardi B style, the rapper brought along a ten-person entourage to help carry the heavy, quilted train of her dark red Thom Browne piece which must have been absolutely stiflingly warm on a humid May evening in New York. Nonetheless, decked head to toe in feathers, she rocked the look.
Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner
The Jenner sisters twinned with gem-encrusted Versace gowns, both with cabaret-esque feathered fishtails. The tangerine-lilac contrast of the two sisters was exquisite, once again stealing the limelight from their famous older sibling Kim Kardashian - who nonetheless looked flawless in a skin-tight Mugler number.
Stunning red carpet looks aren't unusual for Gigi Hadid, but last night's Camp-themed ensemble was stunning in a very different way. She eschewed a flattering gown, big styled hair and traditionally beautiful make-up in favour of a Michael Kors silver jumpsuit, a matching fitted cap and a long feathered jacket. It was everything.
We are living for J-Lo's Met Gala creation which included a glittering Versace dress with a plunging neckline and Hollywood-style slit up one leg. It was her matching bejewelled fringed wig which really finished the look though, not to mention the huge amethyst shining on her collarbone.
She might not have overdone it on the hair and make-up, but Saoirse Ronan's embellished Gucci number more than made up for it. With two elegant gold dragons on either shoulder and a regal combination of ruby red and emerald green, she really marked a turning point in her red carpet fashion game.
Making her Met Gala debut in a vibrant Versace gown was Dua Lipa. With this much colour and bold pattern, we feel like we need sunglasses to look at this creation... and that's exactly the way it should be.