Marie Lodi
May 06, 2019 4:34 pm
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The 2019 Met Gala just might be the most exciting red carpet we’ve had in a very long time. While we can’t dismiss the unforgettable looks of years past (Rihanna’s papal-inspired gown from last year; Beyoncé’s 2015 sheer Givenchy number; Solange’s sunshine-yellow fan dress from 2017), this year’s theme, Camp: Notes on Fashion, brings the event into a whole new stratosphere.

You know that scene in Mean Girls when they say Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut, and no one can say anything about it? The Met Gala is like that, but for over-the-top fashion. Meaning, this year’s Met Gala’s attendees should have thrown all caution to the wind and asked their stylists to assemble an arsenal of outrageous silhouettes, offensive material, and props and accessories risqué enough to almost get someone arrested. All you really had to do was invoke the campiness of a John Waters movie and you’d be set. (BTW, it’s a lowdown dirty shame that John Waters was not hosting this event. He IS the king of camp, after all.)

Let’s give a shoutout to the following celebs who took the “Camp” theme to the limit.

Lady Gaga

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From the four outfit changes to the campy props, like this big ass Zack Morris phone, Gaga proves she’s the only celeb who could have pulled off such a grand entrance…

Billy Porter

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Until Billy Porter, that is. Not only is he dressed like an Egyptian pharaoh, but he also summoned Mariah Carey vibes by being carried onto the red, er pink, carpet by six hunky men. If side-eyes could kill…

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Celine Dion

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Je téléphone à la police, because Celine is killing it.

Harry Styles

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Can any other man pull off a sheer pussybow blouse as well as Harry gawtdamn Styles?!

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

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More goth than camp, and yet we still stan.

Cole Sprouse and Lily Reinhart

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Fashionable #couplegoals, right here.

Cardi B

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This is the ketchup version of Rihanna’s mustard look in 2015.

Elle Fanning

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Remember at the end of Never Been Kissed when Jessica Alba and Co. dressed up like Barbies? This is the vibe. We’re in love with her snack charm nail art.

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Katy Perry

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YES, KATY. Serving Lumiere looks.

Janelle Monae

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We’ve got our eye on you, Janelle.

Ezra Miller

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Oh wait, we got our eyes on YOU, Ezra Miller. NOW, THIS IS CAMP.

Cara Delevingne

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Fruit Stripe gum personified.

Kim Kardashian West

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Taking “the wet look” in a different direction.

Lupita Nyong’o

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The ruffled rainbow shoulders, the gold hair pick combs…we love everything about this, Lupita.

Lizzo

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We feelin’ good as hell, now that Lizzo has arrived.

Zendaya

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If Cinderella went to a rave instead of a ball.

Emma Roberts

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We knew someone had to wear Viktor and Rolf to the event, and we’re so glad it’s Emma Roberts.

Kylie Jenner

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Is this a lowkey homage to Lil’ Kim, circa 1998 MTV Movie Awards? If so, we applaud.

Kacey Musgraves

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Kacey pulled off this Barbie-inspired look like a pro.

Gwen Stefani

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A snow queen in May.

Dakota Johnson

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We’re having a religious experience looking at this glorious caftan.

Hailey Bieber

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This exposed thong situation reminds us of the early 2000s.

Kendall Jenner

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If you can’t dress like a Las Vegas showgirl at the Met Gala, where can you? (Besides Vegas, OBV.)

Kris Jenner

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Our momager with shoulder pads as big as her bank accounts.

Tessa Thompson

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A bondage-style ponytail? Genius.

Mindy Kaling

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Obsessed with Mindy as a peachy-pink blonde.

Laverne Cox

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We’re not sure what we love more, Laverne’s gothstravaganza gown, or her teal hair and matching makeup.

Serena Williams

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Serena looks like a springtime goddess in this yellow Atelier Versace gown, complete with matching yellow Nikes.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas

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We love this bird-in-a-cage thing Priyanka has going on.

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner

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Matching outfits for the newlyweds.

Akwafina

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A gilded goddess if we ever saw one!

Natasha Lyonne

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The two-tone jumpsuit, the Klaus Nomi-inspired shoulders, that deep smokey shadow…we love us some Natasha Lyonne.

Jared Leto

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Yep, Jared Leto wins.

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