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.
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.
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.
Harry Styles and Alessandro Michele in Gucci Photo by Getty Images
Serena Williams then followed, completing the co-chair arrivals.
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.
Lily Singh in Alexander Wang Photo by Mike Coppola/ Getty Images
Gigi Hadid in Michael Kors Photo by Getty Images
Lily Collins in Salvatore Ferragamo Photo by Dia Dipasupil/ Getty Images
Emily Ratajkowski in Dundas Photo by John Shearer
Zendaya in Tommy Hilfiger Photo by Karwai Tang/ Getty Images
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
Elle Fanning in Miu Miu Photo by David Fisher/ Rex/ Shutterstock
Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union in Dunda Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/ Getty Images
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
Shawn Mendes in Saint Laurent Photo by John Shearer/ Getty Images
Dua Lipa in Versace Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/ Getty Images
Group photo inside the Met Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG19/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue
James Charles in Alexander Wang Photo by Angela Weiss/ Getty Images
Yara Shahidi in Prada Photo by Dia Dipasupil
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)
Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner in Louis Vuitton Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/ Getty Images
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas in Christian Dior Haute Couture Photo by Vogue.com &/ Getty
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
Kerry Washington in Tony Burch Photo by Mike Coppola/MG19
Lupita Nyong’o in Versace Photo by Red Carpet Fashion Awards/ Getty Awards
Dua Lipa wearing Versace, Lizzo wearing Marc Jacobs and Hailee Steinfeld wearing Viktor and Rolph Haute Couture Photos by Dimitrios Kambouris/ Getty Images
Hailey Bieber in Alexander Wang Photo by Dipasupil/FilmMa
Kacey Musgraves in Moschino Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/ Getty Images
Jordan Roth in Iris van Herpen Photo by Dia Dipasupil/ Getty Images