Costume Institute at the Met: Camp: Notes on Fashion


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Let's go check out this year's Costume Institute exhibit at the Metropolitcan Museum of Art: Camp: Notes on Fashion!

Some of you may be familiar with the annual Met Gala, which launches the Costume Institute's annual fashion exhibit. This year's focus is CAMP. Not summer camp, lol, but camp: "Camp is an aesthetic style and sensibility that regards something as appealing because of its bad taste and ironic value."

Exhibition Overview:
Through more than 250 objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present, The Costume Institute's spring 2019 exhibition explores the origins of camp's exuberant aesthetic. Susan Sontag's 1964 essay "Notes on 'Camp'" provides the framework for the exhibition, which examines how the elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion.

Learn more about the exibit here:

Here are the red carpet arrivals for the Met Gala:

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Let's also check out the "Play it Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll" while were's there. Maybe a drink on the rooftop?

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