Understanding Camp – A Deep dive on the 2019 Met Gala theme

  ‘The ultimate Camp statement: it’s good because it’s awful.’ – Susan Sontag, 1964   Each year, on the first Monday in May, the Met Gala raises money for The Costume Institute while launching a new blockbuster exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York with a sumptuous model and celebrity filled extravaganza. The theme of the 2019 Met Gala has been announced and it’s an interesting one. Unlike previous themes such as an investigation of the intersection between fashion and Catholicism, or China through the looking glass, this year’s theme of ‘camp’ is far more open to interpretation.   What… Continue Reading

Met Gala – Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology

Each year the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute hosts a Gala event to mark the opening of their latest fashion exhibition. As well as being one of the most exclusive tickets on the New York social scene, the event is a major fundraiser for the Institute. If you are looking to rub shoulders with the hottest designers and celebs, a ticket will set you back a cool $25k. The exhibition’s theme sets the dress code for the evening with many attendees pushing the envelope with their interpretation. This year we saw hundreds of fashionable guests explore the intersection of… Continue Reading