2019 MET Gala – Who’s Hot?

An overlook of the best and most creative looks at the 2019 MET Gala

Perhaps the most regal and luxurious annual social event, the MET Gala was held May 6th, 2019. People are just buzzing about which celebrities were hot, who was not, who stuck to the theme of the night, and who struck out.

The MET Gala is an annual fundraising ball for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. Each year, there is a different theme based upon the exhibit held in the museum. This year, the exhibition theme of the Gala is Camp: Notes On Fashion. Camp is an aesthetic style and sensibility that regards something as appealing because of its bad taste and ironic value. Originally, those invited to the Gala would be high end New York fashion designers, but the event organizers has since been known to invite Hollywood’s favorite starlets.

The co-chairs of the event this year included Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, Alessandro Michele, and Serena Williams. The honorary chairs of the night are yet to be announced. Triton Voice asked some fashion-forward students their thoughts on who looked the best.

“I think the look that surprised me the most was Dua Lipa,” said sophomore Nora Marks. “She never really pops off with anything, and she’s always so simple. The best look out of all of them would probably be Zendaya. I loved her Cinderella look, it was tacky like the theme suggests but still so amazing. She looked absolutely stunning and really stole the show. She put so much work into her outfit, and it all really meshed together nicely.”

Dua Lipa, the New Rules singer, attended the MET Gala in a multicolor Versace leotard with a long train, which was very eye-catching. She accessorized with a jewel-encrusted headpiece. As for Zendaya, the former Disney star showed up in a light-up baby blue Tommy Hilfiger gown. The dress was based off her favorite Disney Character, Cinderella. She was accompanied by her stylist, Law Roach, who dressed as the Fairy Godmother.

“To be honest, I think a lot of the males took the approach of the ‘anti-camp’ camp aesthetic,” said sophomore Andrew Babine. “Camp is all about going out and being ridiculous and clashy, and I feel like most males didn’t take that opportunity. With that being said though, shoutout to Billy Porter and Ezra Miller for serving such looks, and staying loyal to the theme.”

Billy Porter, a Tony Award winner, really stole the show when he arrived in ‘Sun God ensemble’ and was carried in by 6 men. He arrived in a golden, bejeweled catsuit with 10-foot golden wings, and a 24-karat gold headpiece. He had custom gold-leaf Giuseppe Zanotti shoes. As for Ezra Miller, the Fantastic Beasts star arrived in an optical illusion. Miller arrived in a white cape, which he swept away to reveal a custom Burberry by Riccardo Tisci pinstriped suit, accompanied with a train. He matched a white mannequin mask to the outfit.

“I think that Travis [Scott] and  Kylie [Jenner] looked fantastic,” said junior Cam Jolviet. “I know they’re the most hyped couple right now, but there’s good reason for it.”

Travis Scott, the SICKO MODE rapper, arrived to the event in Dior Men ensemble. He sported an agray top, trousers, and a harness, making it a Ghost-buster’s inspired look. Kylie Jenner, one of the Kardashian sisters, also stole the show, wearing a lavender, feathered gown that matched her sister’s orange gown. The two dresses were both Versace, and Kylie paired her dress with a set of lilac contacts.

With this year’s theme being less controversial than last year’s Heavenly Bodies, people were initially upset about how the celebrities would look ‘campy’ or ‘corny’ at the most prestigious event of the year. This seemed to be proven untrue by all the stars’ stunning looks. It reminds this reporter of a Gianni Versace quote, “Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live.”