Catholicism, Rei Kawakubo, technology and China… these are recent themes of the most avant-garde gala of them all “Met Ball”
It is revealed that the theme of the next met is “Camp” Each year an inspiring creative join Anna Wintour as a host. And this year the names are more exciting than ever; Lady Gaga and Harry Styles, whom both had an amazing and inspiring year. The 2019 ball will be focusing on ideas of camp explored in Susan Sontag’s seminal 1964 essay Notes on ‘Camp’. This relates to the subject of the Costume Institute’s 2019 exhibition which is titled Camp: Notes on Fashion. The exhibition will be curated by nobody other than Andrew Bolton who explained the theme; “felt very relevant to the cultural conversation”. “Whether it’s pop camp, queer camp, high camp or political camp – Trump is a very camp figure – I think it’s very timely.” The question is, how will the gala’s guests respond to the theme?