Looking like a work of modern art, Janelle Monáe nailed the 2019 Met Gala theme. The singer wore a custom Christian Siriano with four hats piled on top of one another. Keeping up with her quirky style, the lashed eye on her top was motorized, so it kept winking at the cameras. The pink skirt and the single black and white glove made a fun play of contrasting colors.
Outdoing his Oscar 2019 finery, Billy Porter made a glorious entrance at the Met Gala. The Pose star arrived in an elaborate golden costume and headdress, paired with sweeping golden wings. Reminiscent of Isis, an ancient Egyptian goddess, Porter’s “Sun God” ensemble was designed by NYC label The Blonds. The ensemble included custom gold-leaf Giuseppe Zanotti shoes with fine jewels by Andreoli, John Hardy, and Oscar Heyman.
Lady Gaga has been the queen of Camp her whole life. Feeling completely at home, the superstar wore four dresses. In a matter of a minute, she metamorphosed herself through four Brandon Maxwell looks. She started with a giant pink gown, then changed into a black strapless gown, followed by a pink slip dress, and finally, a chic black and sparkly lingerie — all while still walking the red carpet!
Want to see a real-life Cinderella? Just check out Zendaya’s 2019 Met Gala look. Designed by Tommy Hilfiger, Zendaya’s elaborate blue dress fabulously lit up on the pink… we mean red carpet. With a Snow-White like hairdo, the former Disney star looked like a Disney princess. For a “Zenderalla” moment, she collaborated with stylist Law Roach, who twirled his wand to light up Zendaya’s dress.
Kylie and Kendall Jenner
Wearing custom Versace, the Jenner sisters looked ultra-glamorous in feathered gowns. Their looks have been compared to the evil sisters from Ella Enchanted and the stepsisters in Disney’s animated Cinderella. Before their walk down the red carpet, Kylie had hinted at what the sisters’ looks would be like. She posted this quote from Susan Sontag’s essay, “…Camp is a woman walking around in a dress made of three million feathers.”
Unlike her last year’s opulent ensemble that showed off her baby bump, Cardi B opted for a more reserved outfit for the 2019 Met Gala. Her Thom Browne custom gown was understated in the sense that it covered her completely from head to toe but showed off her curves it an anatomically accurate silhouette. Made from silk organza and tulle, the outfit was completed with a bugle-bead headpiece.
Gloriously dressed in a complete camp look, Jared Leto literally made heads turn. Leto arrived on the red carpet with one of the oddest accessories, a replica of his head! This was a throwback to the severed heads that models carried on the ramp during Gucci’s autumn/winter 2018 runway show. Wearing a blood red Gucci robe with a shiny crystal harness, Leto was the quintessential Gucci muse.
In custom couture from the house of Iris Van Herpen, it seems Jordan Roth brought the dramatics of Broadway to the Met Gala red carpet. We expect nothing less from the president of five Broadway theatres. His extravagant multi-layered ensemble resembled an optical illusion of a closed theatre curtain. When he raised his arms, his stately cape opened to reveal a new layer with an amplified view of a theatre.
She may have attended a fake Met Gala in her film Ocean’s 8, but the rapper and actress rocked her real-life Met Gala debut in 2019. She looked like a golden goddess in her glittering Joseph Altuzarra dress. Based on a fall 2019 look from Altuzurra, Awkwafina’s dress had pleated layers and exaggerated poofy sleeves. She paired up the dress with an Altuzarra Ice bag and metallic over-the-knee boots.
No stranger to Camp, Katy Perry dressed the part quite well and how. She literally lit up the red carpet with her full-on chandelier costume. In her glittery custom Moschino gown, she totally resembled Lumière from Beauty and the Beast. The best part? She changed into a fun hamburger outfit for the after-party. It was one of the best and most iconic moments of Met Gala 2019.
Exuding extreme regalness, Kiki Layne looked like a queen as she made her Met Gala debut. She wore a custom Gucci gown with multiple multicolored lurex fringes and an embroidered black velvet bodice. She completed her look with big hair with pops of color. Her ensemble sparked into life when she revealed leggings printed with “Gucci Down 2 Tha” with a pair of sparkly sandals and pink socks.
A perfectly glittery and bright Gemma Chan made her Met Gala red carpet debut. She stepped out on a silver shimmery gown made by Tom Ford. Keeping up with the theme of Camp, her ensemble included a stunning iconic headpiece and a matching silver cape. She upped the glam with Forevermark diamond accessories and a pair of peep-toe silver heels.
Known for her ultra-glam and ultracool style, Gwen Stefani arrived on the red carpet in style. Putting her twist on the Metal Gala theme, “Camp: Notes On Fashion,” she totally lived up to the hype. Joined by designer Jeremy Scott, Gwen Stefani wore a jewel-encrusted Moschino gown by Jeremy Scott. She paired up her ensemble with Effy jewelry and Christian Louboutin shoes.
Always a treat on the red carpet, Lupita Nyong’o did not disappoint at the 2019 Met Gala. Her stunning sparkly see-through gown with rainbow-colored wings sure made many heads turn. Completed with a colorful fan, the multi-colored Versace ensemble was one of the most fun odes to the Camp theme. The best part of her outfit was the gold Afro picks in her gravity-defying hairdo styled by Vernon Francois.
You can count on JLo to pull out all stops when it comes to red carpet appearances. We still remember her gorgeous green Versace dress from 2000. Keeping up with the Camp theme, her 2019 Met Gala ensemble was all about sparkle and flash. She looked radiant in a dazzling Versace dress with a jaw-dropping V-neckline, thigh-high slit, and lots of bling from head to toe.