Wednesday 10th October

| BY Dino Bonacic

The Theme For The 2019 Met Gala is… Camp: Notes On Fashion


Here at Ten we’re pretty selective with the Red Carpets we cover. There’s Cannes, Fashion Awards, CFDAs, Oscars, and – of course – the Met Ball. It’s one of those moments when all our fashion fantasies mulling during the show season (“This floor-length sequinned cape with feathers would look amazing on Emma Stone!”) become a reality. And yes, perhaps not everyone embraces the theme every year exactly as much we hope for, but those who do… They make all our yearly excitement count. That excitement is about to hit its peak level because the theme for 2019 has just been announced and it’s – Camp: Notes On Fashion. As Hamish Bowles revealed yesterday, the big Costume Institute exhibition will draw inspiration from Susan Sontag’s 1964 essays about campness and the historical figures defining the most outrageous expressions of fashion, from Caravaggio to Mae West and Flash Gordon, as well as the fabulosity of Louis XVI and his court.

Speaking of contemporary fashion, designers confirmed to be part of the exhibition are Virgil Abloh with Off-White, Moschino (both pre and with Jeremy Scott), Marc Jacobs, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Thom Browne, and the creator behind the most camp looks for SS19, Gucci’s Alessandro Michele. Michele will also serve as one of the co-hosts for the Met Ball, along with Lady Gaga (Yas!), Harry Styles (Yaaas!) and Serena Williams (YAAAAS!). Oh, and Anna Wintour bien sûr. With this all this info on board, we’ve never wished we had an extra $275,000 lying around. A table at the Met Gala 2019 or a flat in Portugal? Tough choice, but we’d prefer the former. Sue us.