How celebrities did ‘Camp’ on the pink carpet

Lady Gaga stole the show four times at the 2019 Met Gala in New York City.
Lady Gaga stole the show four times at the 2019 Met Gala in New York City.

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Forget the pretenders: The Met Gala is the red carpet of all red carpets. Well, technically, pink carpets.

The fundraiser, held at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, continued its reputation of hosting the most out-there, challenging looks on Monday night, with the likes of Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Jared Leto, and Zendaya just a few of the many highlights from the event.

This year’s Met Gala theme, Camp, was a perfect match for the event’s history of the wild and unapologetically garish. It’s based on a 1964 essay by Susan Sontag, who came to define Camp as a “love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.”

Look, we’re not entirely sure if everyone hit the mark when it came to the theme. As Sontag noted, the ultimate Camp statement is something that’s “good because it’s awful,” and it seems like some really nailed the brief, as you’ll see.

Katy Perry

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Katy Perry attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for THR)

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Someone actually make a chandelier that looks like Katy Perry’s outfit, please.

Janelle Monae

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Janelle Monae attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic)

Lady Gaga

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Brandon Maxwell and Lady Gaga attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)

One of Gaga’s four outfits.

Ezra Miller

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Ezra Miller attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

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Ezra Miller is a little too early for Halloween with his nightmare-inducing face makeup.

Lupita Nyong’o

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Lupita Nyong'o attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)

Cardi B

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Cardi B attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for THR)

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Celine Dion

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Celine Dion attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)

Alessandro Michele and Harry Styles

Hailee Steinfeld

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Hailee Steinfeld attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic)

Zendaya

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Zendaya attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for THR)

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Zendaya is basically a space-age Disney princess.

Jared Leto

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Jared Leto attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes On Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )

Saoirse Ronan

Priyanka Chopra

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Kendall Jenner

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Kendall Jenner attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic)

Carnival in Rio De Janeiro was back in March, but we can excuse Kendall Jenner for being a little late to the party with this orange, feather-laden number.

Kylie Jenner

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Kylie Jenner attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic)

Charli XCX

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Charli XCX attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)

Lena Waithe and Kerby Jean-Raymond

Gigi Hadid 

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Gigi Hadid attends the 2019 Met Gala celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019 in New York City.  (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

In case you’re wondering, Gigi Hadid’s bodysuit is covered in sequins.

Emma Stone

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Emma Stone attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for THR)

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Gwen Stefani

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Gwen Stefani attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)

Good luck coming up with an outfit that screams Gwen Stefani as much as this one does.

Ciara

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Ciara attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic)

Nicki Minaj

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Nicki Minaj attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for THR)

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Lucy Boynton

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Lucy Boynton attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

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Cara Delevingne

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Cara Delevingne attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

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Lana Condor

Lizzo

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Lizzo attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

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Billy Porter

Jemima Kirke and Lena Dunham

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Remember 2018’s ‘Heavenly Bodies’ Met Gala theme? Revisit Rihanna’s Pope chic.

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