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What does the Met Gala 2019 theme mean and what was the inspiration?

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Billy Porter came to slay (Picture: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

This year, celebrities and fashion icons turn out in droves to the Met Gala 2019 wearing elaborate and fierce ensembles to fit a particular theme – if they choose to that is.

The annual fundraising event always causes quite the stir, with many rich and famous performers and creatives truly going all out in the name of fashion and fundraising for the The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute.

Looking at the outfits on the pink carpet this year, you might be hard pressed to guess the theme if you arent already in the know.

Heres what you need to know about the theme of the Met Ball 2019, and what it really means.

The meaning of this years Met Gala theme

The theme for the Met Gala 2019 was Camp: Notes On Fashion which was taken as a deliberate nod to Susan Sontags 1964 essay on the subject of camp called Notes On Camp.

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Notes On Camp sought to define the notion of camp, as it was and still is something of a fluid concept.

ezra miller at the met gala 2019
Insert joke about Ezra Miller being two-faced here (Picture: Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
Cardi B at the Met Gala 2019
Cardi B went for a bold red extravaganza at the Met Gala (Picture: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner at the Met Gala 2019
Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner got their camp on (Picture: MEGA)

As Sontag put it, the essence of Camp is its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.

However she also outlined that Camp which knows itself to be camp (camping) is usually less satisfying, which would therefore make the very goal of adhering to the camp theme of the Met Gala that much more difficult.

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