MET 2019: Notes in FashionFashion22 October 2018
By Robin Boy
After releasing the statement of next year’s co-chairs, The Met Gala has given a glimpse about what the exhibition will be like.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has made an announcement regarding next year’s The Costume Institute Benefit. Also known as Met Gala, the Spring 2019 exhibition will be themed Camp: Notes on Fashion; based on Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay Notes on Camp. It can be viewed starting from May 9 to September 8 2019, while the long awaited Met Ball which co-chairs are Lady Gaga, Alessandro Michele, Harry Styles, Serena Williams, and Anna Wintour will be held on May 6 2019.
Sponsored by Gucci, the exhibition will be presented at The Met Fifth Avenue’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall and will explore the origins of the camp aesthetic and its evolution to be an important influence on mainstream culture.
Approximately 175 objects will be featured in the show, including womenswear, menswear, sculptures, paintings, and drawings dating from the 17th century to the present times. The largest section of the exhibition later will be devoted to show the elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, an exaggeration expressed in fashion.
Designers whose works will be featured include Cristóbal Balenciaga, Guccio Fucci, Marc Jacobs, John Galliano, Donatella Versace, Gianni Versace, Alessandro Michele, and many more.
PHOTOS Courtesy of The Costume Institute