In advance of the Met Gala this evening (May 6, 2019), the Metropolitan Museum has provided preview images of the upcoming Costume Institute “Camp” exhibit, which includes over 250 fashion objects dating from the 17th century through the present.
Rooted in Susan Sontag’s 1964 “Notes on Camp” essay, according to museum press, the exhibit “examines how the elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion.’
Designer include Jeremy Scott for Moschino, Bertrand Guyon for House of Schiaparelli, Alessandro Michele (Italian, born 1972) for Gucci, Virgil Abloh for Off-White, Alejandro Gómez Palomo for Palomo Spain, Jun Takahashi for Undercover, Marjan Pejoski, Walter Van Beirendonck, Franco Moschino for House of Moschino, Thom Browne and Marc Jacobs among others.
The exhibit opens to the public on June 9, 2019 and runs through September 8th. The cost to enter the museum is $25. Entry for New York residents is free. The Metropolitan Museum is located at 1000 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
Check out select images from the exhibit below, shot by Johnny Dufort.