Met Shows Us How to Camp
‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’ — the 2019 Met Gala theme introduces us to yet another extreme of fashion’s imaginations and now, it’s time to decode a few trends born on the pink carpet this year.
The Met Gala might not be the best place to go looking for wearable trends. To the common man, no matter the theme – Camp or Comme des Garcons – the celeb looks are just too OTT for real life. But fashion experts would know, this is where the mass trends actually begin their journey from avant-garde to everyday wear.
We spotted a few distinct styles that seem to have made it to the Met Gala moodboard of more than one celebrity. Of course, the costumes would need a story of their own — so here, let’s take a look at some of the biggest beauty and hair moments from the first Monday of May. – By Rakhi Jerly
Go Big or Go Home
Pretty sure that the brief from most A-listers to their stylists was, “Let’s go big” and then they went bigger — especially with the hair. From Barbie and vintage Priscilla Presley to afros and poufs that defied gravity, the hair interpretations of camp went sky high. You’ve got to take a look at Ciara, Lupita Nyong’o, Deepika Padukone, or Lily Collins to understand the proportions.
Long Live the Lashes
While event co-chair Lady Gaga showed us what ‘Camp’ really meant, with her four-costume theatrics on the pink carpet, it was hard to miss her gilded eyelashes that went on forever. Later we saw, Gigi Hadid sporting an all-silver look with more of those distinct lashes and so did Priyanka Chopra Jonas in her frosty silver-tipped lash line.
Hair from Candy Land
Pastel pops and faded blends were a favourite for many short and long hair looks at the gala. Kylie Jenner wore her waist-length tresses in glossy violet to match her gown, while Laverne Cox had her teal hair stand in contrast with her all-black ensemble. Lucy Boynton’s faded blue wavy bob with a flower crown is quite wearable.
While there was a big lean towards pastel eyeshadows, some bold statements were made too. Darren Criss’ blue streak stretched from under the eyes to his hair fade, while Sophie Turner matched her playful sequinned jumpsuit with shimmery teal smokey eyes. Joan Smalls’ graphic eyeliner was in tune with the geometry of her costume.
Besides these, the statement hair accessories, signature manicures, the blonde high-ponies, 3D shimmer on eyelids, Kim’s wet look, and the revamped love for pink, were noticeable threads in style on the carpet. Looks like we have enough beauty and hair inspos to explore for a year until the Met Gala returns with a new theme next year.