The definition of camp isn’t a night out in the woods. Well, that’s one of its meanings. But at last night’s Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, the A-listers came out in full force, and we got to see who understood the true definition of camp.
First, here’s a little refresher. Each year, the Met and Vogue host an elaborate gala that is in conjunction with the museum’s fashion exhibit. This year the Costume Institute’s spring 2019 exhibition is “Camp: Notes on Fashion” — on view from May 9 through September 8, 2019 —and the Met Gala always has a theme that ties into the exhibit, so, naturally, it was camp. But what does that mean exactly? In essence, it is a form of “deliberately exaggerated and theatrical behavior or style.” Camp is over the top, tacky, and hilarious, but did Hollywood understand that on the red carpet? Some did and some did not.
Let’s take a look at the Latinas who understand the term camp, and who flat out took the boring route.