Are you excited for the Met Gala? We are just about ready for it. The annual fundraiser for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is also widely considered as the most important night in fashion, and understandably so.
In the past, we've seen the biggest stars turn up in the most glamorous outfits, to the most unexpected ensembles. That's why we're so invested in this particular red carpet. Seeing how celebrities dress according to the Met Gala theme is always interesting (even if most don't actually follow it).
This year, you already know the theme is "Camp: Notes on Fashion." But if you have no idea what the hell that means, worry not. Here's your cheat sheet.
WHAT IS CAMP FASHION?
"Ironic, kitschy, and tongue-in-cheek" are some of the words Refinery29 used to describe it. Exaggerated and tacky are also other words associated with it. If you want to stick to the dictionary definition, according to Merriam-Webster, it is "something so outrageously artificial, affected, inappropriate, or out-of-date as to be considered amusing."