Hands down (or UP!) our absolute favorite exhibit this season is “CAMP Notes on Fashion” at The MET .
“Camp” as defined by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay is a “love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration”. It is quite fitting that Sontag’s “Notes on ‘Camp'” would provide the conceptual inspiration and framework for the exhibition, which examines how the elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion.
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 theatrical, ironic, humorous and exuberant aesthetic.
Our top 3 picks? Jeremy Scott’s butterfly dress for House of Moschino, Bjork’s swan dress and the Mugler oyster shell gown Cardi B word to the 2019 Grammys.
Not. To. Be. Missed.
This Fun and Fabulous exhibit is on view now through September 8th.