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2019 Met Gala Recap

By: Lauren Lippert

The Met Gala took place on Monday, May 6 and is ultimately one of the most anticipated fashion events of the year. It’s a time for Vogue head-editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour to bring together some of the most elite celebrities in a way unlike no other. The event is held every year in order to help raise money for the Costume Institute’s fashion exhibit as well as mark the exhibit’s opening.

Every year, Wintour and the executive board of the institution develop a theme in which designers such as Gucci and Alexander Wang partner with celebrities to create an outfit pertaining to that specific theme. This year, Wintour announced “Camp: Notes on Fashion” as the 2019 theme which ultimately meant out-of-the-box outfits with feathers, sparkles, bright colors, overall, super eye-catching.

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                      Anna Wintour in Chanel                        Photo by Getty Images 


This year, Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, Serena Williams, and Alessandro Michele worked alongside Wintour as co-chairs of the event. Gaga was the first to arrive at the Gala and gave the audience a 16-minute performance of four different outfit changes. She first arrived in a neon pink dress with an entourage holding umbrellas, she then changed into a simple long black dress, a pink straight dress and then finally a two-piece set with a pair of high heels.

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                            Lady Gage in her four different outfits designed by Brandon Maxwell                           Photo by Getty Images


Following her was Harry Styles who wore an all-black ensemble, a pearl earring, a multicolored manicure, and miscellaneous rings all of which are styled by Gucci. On the arm of Styles was the creative director, Alessandro Michele also in Gucci.

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             Harry Styles and Alessandro Michele in Gucci                  Photo by Getty Images


Serena Williams then followed, completing the co-chair arrivals.

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                                  Serena Williams in Versace                                     Photo by Karwai Tang/ Getty Images 


Miley Cyrus with Husband Liam Hemsworth, Gigi Hadid, and Shawn Mendes were a few of the major celebrities in attendance who dressed to the unique theme. Others included Lily Collins, Dua Lipa, Zendaya, who dressed up as Cinderella, Kim Kardashian-West, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Katy Perry, Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse and for the first time ever, Youtubers James Charles and Lilly Singh, plus so many more. 

While some celebrities interpreted “Camp” as something low-key, simple others took the term “Camp” to a whole other level. From outrageous headpieces to intricate makeup details, it’s evident that the 2019 Met Gala was one to remember.

Below are some of my favorite Met Gala looks.

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              Lily Singh in Alexander Wang                Photo by Mike Coppola/ Getty Images


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                 Gigi Hadid in Michael Kors                    Photo by Getty Images


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                                                          Lily Collins in Salvatore Ferragamo                                                             Photo by Dia Dipasupil/ Getty Images


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          Emily Ratajkowski in Dundas               Photo by John Shearer 


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                Zendaya in Tommy Hilfiger             Photo by Karwai Tang/ Getty Images


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    Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart in Salvatore Ferragamo’, Charles Melton in Sies Marjan, Camila                                  Mendes in Prabal Gurung, and Madelaine Petsch in Jean Paul Gaultier                          Photos by Dimitrios Kambouris, Neilson Barnard and Angela Weiss/ Getty Images 


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                 Elle Fanning in Miu Miu                 Photo by David Fisher/ Rex/ Shutterstock 


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Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union in                                Dunda                             Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/ Getty Images


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         Lena Waithe and designer Kerby Jean-Raymond in Jean-Raymond original, on Waithe’s suit, are song lyrics from Diana Ross’ “I’m coming out” and on Jean-Raymond’s suit were song lyrics from Nipsey Hussle, Tupac, Nas, JAY-Z, J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar.                                               Photo by Eddie Lee/ Hypebeast


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        Shawn Mendes in Saint Laurent       Photo by John Shearer/ Getty Images


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                         Dua Lipa in Versace                      Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/ Getty Images


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                                                            Group photo inside the Met                                                            Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG19/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue




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       James Charles in Alexander Wang        Photo by Angela Weiss/ Getty Images


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                    Yara Shahidi in Prada                    Photo by Dia Dipasupil


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Darren Criss in Balmain, Harry Styles in Gucci, Billy Porter in a custom The Blonds,  Jared Leto in Gucci, Ezra Miller in Burberry Photos by Getty Images for The Met Museum,  Ezra Miller (EPA)



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Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner in Louis                      Vuitton                         Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/ Getty Images


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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas in Christian Dior                                 Haute Couture                                 Photo by Vogue.com &amp/ Getty


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Corey Gamble, Kris Jenner wearing Tommy Hilfiger, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West wearing Thierry Mugler, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner wearing Versace and Travis Scott Photo by Getty Images



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Kerry Washington in Tony Burch Photo by Mike Coppola/MG19 


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              Lupita Nyong’o in Versace               Photo by Red Carpet Fashion Awards/ Getty Awards


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Dua Lipa wearing Versace, Lizzo wearing Marc Jacobs and Hailee Steinfeld wearing Viktor and                                                                           Rolph Haute Couture                                                                             Photos by Dimitrios Kambouris/ Getty Images


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Hailey Bieber in Alexander Wang        Photo by Dipasupil/FilmMa


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             Kacey Musgraves in Moschino              Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/ Getty Images 


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Jordan Roth in Iris van Herpen Photo by Dia Dipasupil/ Getty Images



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