The theme for next year’s Met Gala is out and it’s going to be campy. Formally named “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” which is inspired by Susan Sontag’s Notes on ‘Camp,’ the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute will be exhibiting pieces that have elements of “irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, excess, extravagance, nostalgia, and exaggeration.”
Now, this theme isn’t as on-the-nose as “Heavenly Bodies” was. But one great example of campy fashion is Gucci, which is sponsoring the Met Gala 2019. Timedescribes the label’s style as “whimsical and ostentatious.” You can see it through Alessandro Michele’s over-the-top silhouettes, kitschy bootleg design, and how he incorporates unconventional elements like the Paramount Pictures logo and photos of cats on sweaters.