The best Monday of 2019 (that you still have to work on) has come and gone after the 2019 Met Gala took over New York City (and the internet) on May 6, 2019. The gala, which is a benefit for The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, takes place every year with a different theme and this year was "CAMP: Notes on Fashion." For those of you who think "khaki shorts and navy blue tee-shirts" when you hear "camp," you're not alone. (In fact, Tiffany Haddish said she was going to be wearing a white tank until someone told her what the Met Gala-approved meaning of "camp" is). Essentially, camp is when something's so over-the-top bordering on ironic that it's trendy. (Think TV shows like Glee and Riverdale.) IMO, the Costume Institute wanted to make the theme "so extra" but had to make it sound classy and high-brow — which is campy in and of itself.
We're breaking down the most extra lewks from The Met Gala 2019, showing you which celebrities really got the theme.
The Kardashian-Jenner matriarch's look would've probably made the list no matter what, but it's Kris Jenner's blonde wig that really sends it over the line. Interestingly, Kris told E! News that this was a last-minute addition thanks to daughter Kylie Jenner, who loves a good wig. Apparently, the youngest Jenner told her mom that there couldn't be any black hair on the red carpet and incorporated one of her "blondes-have-more-fun" wigs into the look. Kris Jenner looks like a whole new person — and Kylie may have dissed both Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian, who both sported their natural black locks on the red pink carpet.
I think we can all agree that black hair or not, Kendall looks **fire** in her Versace Met Gala 'fit. Yellow feathers aren't necessarily the first thing you think of when you hear "high fashion," which means she got the camp theme down pat. Looks like this Victoria's Secret Angel can't and won't leave her wings at home. How could she when she looks so damn good in them?
Our last inclusion from the KarJenners has to be the beauty queen herself, Kylie Jenner. Also dressed by Versace, the lip mogul went with the purple palette for her Met Gala 2019 look. For the after party, she changed into a mermaid-esque teal gown — with plenty of feathers. Her accessories were Tiffany & Co. which really stepped up her whole outfit. Glam.
This supermodel proved less is less, but it's also more, with her revealing naked dress designed by Peter Dundas. Another VS angel who can't leave her wings at home, this look was inspired by Cher. Emily Ratajkowski posted several pics of Cher to her Instagram Story calling the music icon the "Queen of Camp." Then, of course, there's this side-by-side.
We are not worthy @emrata #METGala pic.twitter.com/H9SNlMjWWY
— caitlyn colombi (@CaitlynC12) May 7, 2019
We are not worthy @emrata #METGala pic.twitter.com/H9SNlMjWWY
— caitlyn colombi (@CaitlynC12) May 7, 2019
Nicki Minaj stans couldn't wait to see what the rap queen would show up to the 2019 Met Gala sporting and it looks like the "Roman's Revenge" rapper went full Barbie for this one. Her look, complete with a dramatic train, was designed by Brother Vellies. Her stringy, strappy shoes really accentuated the look and we. are. loving. it.
This former Disney Channel star went back to her roots with The Mouse when she went all-out Cinderella with her 2019 Met Gala campy look. Like a few other of the celebrities on the list, she had a bit of a performance attached to her outfit. A wizard waved a magic wand that lit up her grey ballgown. It's honestly one of the most satisfying videos on the internet right now. Who needs ASMR when you got that?
It feels like there's no explanation needed for why this Lupita Nyong'o was one of the most *extra* looks at the Met Gala 2019. Her looks was inspired by Divine, an iconic drag queen who you know is always doing (!) the (!) most (!). Like many of the others who walked the pink carpet this year, Lupita was dressed in Versace.
If there's one thing you need to know about this Cardi B Met Gala outfit, it's that she needed ten whole men to carry her train and that's the kind of BDE we all need in our lives. The "I Like It Like That" rapper has never shied away from excess, so we didn't think having a "Camp" theme would be her first time. She wore solid pasties over the gown, giving it a very nipple-y effect perfect for the theme. She looked bomb wearing her Thom Browne gown.
Cara Delevigne had a bad case of stripes last night on the Met Gala, and it was actually perfect in every way. Cara went without her rumored-girlfriend Ashley Benson in her pride-inspired Dior jumpsuit.
The teeth-and-bananas headdress also turned heads in the best way, making her a clear winner of the Camp theme on Met Gala night.
Gigi Hadid isn't really one known to cover up on the red carpet, but at the 2019 Met Gala, she did something a little different and it was extra AF. Also inspired by Cher, this look was from the Michael Kors collection.
You probably saw pictures of Katy Perry wearing a hamburger costume later on in the evening, but only a girl like Katy Perry could go from a chandelier look to a beef patty and have it not seem so disjointed. Her look started with a bit more shimmer (but no less camp), was designed by Moschino, and was covered in Swarovski crystals, which is kind of campy on its own. She set the bar high on the red carpet, but someone she may have topped herself with that hamburger costume.
Elle Fanning looks like Flava Flav meets Erika Jayne, so she clearly got the theme of the evening. Completely in character, Dakota Fanning's sister had a one-of-a-kind look at the 2019 Met Gala — which is basically the point of the event.
Another one-of-a-kind look, Jared Leto brought himself to the Met Gala and it was equal parts impressive and creepy. His Gucci gown was gorgeous and gender-bending, and the designer really outdid itself this year, also dressing one of the other best-dressed men of the night.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas walked the Met Gala red carpet together two years ago before they were even dating, and now they're MARRIED. Life comes at you fast, bro. The Jonas Brother self-admittedly channeled Game of Thrones' Littlefinger as his wife donned bold makeup, teased hair, and a crown.
Abstract art and hats stacked high, Janelle Monáe clearly knows the meaning of "camp" — and she looks damn good doing it. The 'fit, from designer Christian Siriano, looked like it was split in two. A few other stars did a similar look, but no one pulled it off the way the "Yoga" singer did.
Fur was an absolute trend on the 2019 Met Gala: Camp red carpet and Gwen Stefani's Snow Queen-esque coat is the kind of campy look that I would straight-up wear on a winter date (if I wanted my date to know just how extra I truly am). Her body, embellished with colorful crystals, just took the look even higher and made her one of the best-dressed celebrities of the night.
With a slightly more under-stated look than the others at the 2019 Met Gala, that doesn't mean that Gal Gadot didn't understand the theme. The all-lace look, mixing black and white, with a pearl and crystal headband, was extra AF and the Wonder Woman actress proved, as always, not to underestimate her.
It was all-gold-everything for Emily Blunt at the Gala last night, and her confident pose really said it all. She left John Krasinski home with the kids as she sported the Michael Kors gown that made her shine even more than she always does.
Another more understated but no less campy look of the evening, Saoirse Ronan's sequinned gown designed by Gucci. Her hair, makeup, and accessories were on the simpler side — but when your dress looks like THAT, you don't need to go over-the-top with every other aspect of the lewk.
Tiffany Haddish told E! News she was dressed as "Pimperella" at the 2019 Met Gala and we totally see it. The Zebra print, the hat — she went all-out on the theme. Oh, and another fun tidbit about this look is what's inside her matching clutch... chicken. Yeah, really. The Girls Trip actress said that she knew they didn't feed you much at the Met Gala, so she brought her own chicken to the NYC event so she could stay satiated until the evening's close.
We told you feathers were a total lewk of the campy evening, and this Grown-ish actress is another who brought a fluffy jacket to the Metropolitan Museum of Art this year. We're officially joining the Yara Shahidi fan club after seeing this outfit. JK — we were already in it.
Celine Dion was one of the most-talked-about celebrities on the red carpet at the 2019 Met Gala thanks to her Oscar de la Renta gown and headpiece that gave serious "Las Vegas residency" vibes. Look at that pose — she's basically saying "The Queen Of Camp has arrived," and "bow down, bitches" all with her stance. We stan.
Harry Styles and his single pearl earring almost broke Twitter. The former One Direction singer wore the aforementioned single pearl earring with a lace blouse that showed off his tattoos (and 2/4 of his nipples) as he and co-chair Alessandro Michele strutted in wearing Gucci. His nails were perfectly accessorized with "H" and "S" rings, among others, and mismatched nail polish. Gendered clothing doesn't exist, Harry proves it.
Billy Porter proved at the Oscars that he knew how to dress for an event, and the 2019 Met Gala proved that he knows how to perform for an event. The Pose star was carried onto the red carpet by six studs while he rested on his throne, but if you really want to see his stunning look, keep scrolling.
This Billy Porter look says it all. He stunned in gold with wings and a crown. Channeling the Sun God and Diana Ross, Ryan Murphy helped Billy create the look. His custom jumpsuit and 24-karat gold headdress were perfect for the evening's theme of excess.
Pretty sure everyone who owns a computer or phone knew that this one was coming. The first of four outfits that Lady Gaga wore on the red carpet, the "Poker Face" pop star basically did a mini-performance at the Met Gala's red carpet and arrived early so she'd get her time to shine. She was one of the first to strut up the Met stairs and it took her a while to. It was not raining, but the umbrellas really did make part one of this campy look.
The first layer shed off to reveal a black ballgown underneath the more-full pink one that Lady Gaga initially arrived in. She kept one of the umbrellas for this second part of her performance, before getting back into a pink lewk.
The black ballgown peeled off to reveal a slinky pink gown and Lady Gaga totally channeled her inner Marilyn Monroe as she posed in this outfit. She pulled out bulky black sunglasses and a clunky vintage cellphone and little monsters everywhere were quaking.
We're getting early-days-of-Gaga vibes with her final look, which makes sense considering that may have been her most campy era. The four-part outfit was designed by Brandon Maxwell and proving she and CAMP are one and the same — she even had a pre-Met look that she could've gotten away with wearing to the final event. But you know Gaga, she doesn't want to just get away with an outfit — we wants to do it the best.
Just like Nicki, Kacey Musgraves channeled her inner Barbie with this totally adorable Moschino look. Kacey knows her way around an over-the-top look, and this 2019 Met Gala get-up was no different. She's one to always look out for on the red carpet and this A-list celebrity event was no different. Gorgeous, darling!