The theme was, ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’ and in true Met Gala style the stars came to slay. 

According to reports the theme was inspired by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay ‘Notes on ‘Camp’, which is widely credited to have introduced the notion of ‘Camp’ to the mainstream.

‘The essence of Camp is its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration,’ Sontag once explained in Partisan Review.

Andrew Bolton, the Costume Institute’s curator, admitted the theme has been on his radar for years, and has “become increasingly more mainstream in its pluralities –  political camp, queer camp, pop camp, the conflation of high and low, the idea that there is no such thing as originality”.

Here are some of the looks from the red carpet that left us breathless; 

Zendaya had one of the most memorable Cinderella moments when her dress lit up. 

Singer Rihanna, who did not the Gala this year took to her Instagram to share her best dressed on the red carpet.

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best dressed. 💕🤷🏿‍♀️

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Ezra Miller 

Kylie and Kendall Jenner 

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Cardi B 
Katy Perry quite literally lit the place up with her look. 
Cara Delevingne 
Nicki Minaj 
Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart 

Janelle Monae
Darren Criss
Lady Gaga 
Lady Gaga attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the “Camp: Notes on Fashion” exhibition on Monday, May 6, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Serena Williams 

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