The 82 Campiest Looks From the 2019 Met Gala

Billy Porter dressed as an Egyptian pharaoh being carried in on a bed by a harem of men at the 2019 Met Gala
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Let's go camping!

These Attendees Went Full Camp at the 2019 Met Gala

As with every first Monday in May, the coveted Met Gala took place last night.

The theme was camp, inspired by Susan Sontag's essay titled Notes on "Camp". In it, Sontag lists 58 different definitions of what camp is, giving attendees who do their research plenty to work with.

Many of them did, though most opted for a fitted black suit or simply flowing dress. However, there were a handful of looks that went full camp.

We've rounded up the campiest looks for you to feast your eyes on from the 2019 Met Gala. So buckle up, because we're going camping!

1. Billy Porter

Our favorite look of the night was definitely Billy Porter's "Old Testament Realness." From being carried onto the carpet by a harem of gold-plated men to showing off his theatrical wings, he brought it. This looks is untouchable.

2. Katy Perry

Bringing the light in the dark world, Katy Perry went full camp with her chandelier ensemble. Inside, she transformed into a hamburger. We're not sure which is campier.

3. Lady Gaga

As one of the co-chairs for the Met and someone who has been camp for a large majority of their career, we expected a lot from Lady Gaga. Lucky for us, the multi-hyphenate brought it to the pink carpet, offering four different looks in under five minutes. That's how you do it, folks.

4. Serena Williams

Another co-chair for the event, Serena Williams was a vision in a neon yellow frock with matching Nike shoes to boot. The mix of over-the-top eleganza and stylish comfort was everything.

5. Jared Leto

Jared Leto knew there was a price on his head, so he paid it to pull off this look. Hats off (or should we say heads off) to you, sir.

6. Zendaya

Zendaya pulled a bippity boppity boo on the Met Gala steps during her entrance. We're still not quite over this.

7. Michael Urie

Not many attendees understood the theme or stuck with it to the fullest extent quite like Michael Urie. When we think of camp, this is exactly what we picture.

8. Ezra Miller

Ezra Miller offered up a costume change in the most Ezra Miller way possible. We only have eyes for this look.

9. Hamish Bowles

Hamish Bowles is the International Editor at Large for Vogue, meaning he knows better than anyone what camp is and how to exude that in a way that works for him. We weren't worried about that, but we were pleasantly thrilled at his colorful display on the carpet. Purple is the new black.

10. Ryan Murphy

Exuding Liberace vibes, Ryan Murphy dazzled on the Met Gala pink carpet.

11. Cody Fern

The actor silenced fashion critiques with this campy getup.

12. Darren Criss

Darren Criss proved he could pull off makeup better than we'd ever be able to. Props to you!

13. Cardi B

We're very passionate about this look, as it reminds us of the female form in all its glory. Cardi, you slayed it girl.

14. Nicki Minaj

Nicki gave us My Little Pony vibes with her pink dress that perfectly matched with the Met Gala's pink carpet this year.

15. RuPaul

Category is... Rainbow Zebra Realness. Though we expected a little bit more from Ru, this look was still superior to the boring black tuxedos most males wore on the carpet.

16. Aquaria

This is the dawning of the age of Aquaria. We're not sure what she's wearing, but we know it's camp.

17. Violet Chachki

Drag Race winner Violet Chachki proved why she came out on top during her season with this black gown right here. It's a glove and girl, it was camp.

18. Kim Kardashian West

Dripping in jewels, Kim Kardashian West stepped straight off the cover of Vogue's May issue to be ready for the Met Gala.

19. Lizzo

Strawberry Shortcake is all grown up and pulling off looks you could never.

20. Kacey Musgraves

When we say "yee," you say "life in plastic, it's fantastic." The Met Gala carpet was Kacey Musgraves' Barbie dream house brought to life.

21. Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi looks like a fashionable villain that we'd watch in any upcoming blockbuster.

22. Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross knows her angles and did not come to play. Ugh, her mind.

23. Gigi Hadid

Decked out in sequins and feathers, Gigi Hadid made for one fashionable ice queen at the Met Gala.

24. Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox providing us with inspo for our outfit to wear to our ex-husband's funeral.

25. Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevigne clearly ate one too many Skittles, because she became the rainbow on the carpet last night.

26. Emily Ratajkowski

A fairy nymph goddess walks into the Met Gala...

27. Céline Dion

Vegas called, but we're not giving them this showgirl back.

28. Lili Reinhart

Marie Antoinette took over Lili Reinhart's body for one night only to attend the Met.

29. Madelaine Petsch

Not to be outdone, Lili's Riverdale co-star Madelaine Petsch became the fairy godmother we always wanted.

30. Jennifer Lopez

Don't you just love when your hair matches your gown?

31. Lily Collins

Lily Collins set the trend for the rest of the 2019 wedding season—more is more, and you can never have enough.

32. Naomi Campbell

Supermodels of the world, this is how you go camping at the Met.

33. Elle Fanning

Some dream of Jeannie, we dream of Elle Fanning.

34. Zoe Saldana

We're getting flamenco dancer emoji vibes from Zoe Saldana with a splash of Diana Ross.

35. Hailee Steinfeld

Respect her wishes please.

36. Joan Smalls

If you say her name three times, she'll make an appearance at the Met.

37. Tessa Thompson

The braid to end all braids. The braid crack heard round the world. Rapunzel, Rapunzel, whip us with that braid. Shall we continue?

38. Lupita Nyong'o

RuPaul said, "you better work." And Lupita Nyong'o sure as hell did just that and then some.

39. Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah played it safe, but he still pulled off camp better than most of the males in attendance.

40. Jordan Roth

Jordan Roth didn't want to miss his curtain call, so he brought the curtain with him.

41. Gwen Stefani

Diamonds are a girl's best friend. Right, Gwen?

42. Janelle Monáe

Hats off to Janelle Monáe on this intricate ensemble that took the carpet by storm. We see you winking at us.

43. Gemma Chan

Inspired by Elizabeth Taylor in Boom, Gemma Chan rocked a headpiece that could be seen from space.

44. Stella Maxwell

A star was born at the Met Gala and that star was Stella Maxwell, mainly for her furtastic shawl.

45. Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington wasn't afraid to make a statement with her getup. She's right, negativity is noise.

46. Nichapat Suphap

Vogue Thailand's contributing editor clearly did her research.

47. Priyanka Chopra Jonas

A queen is never late, everyone else is simply early.

48. Ciara

Ciara sprinkled plenty of Black Girl Magic on the Met Gala steps as she waltzed her way up them.

49. Winnie Harlow

WIN-nie. Is that clever enough for you?

50. Diane von Furstenberg

DVF lighting the way for the future fashion leaders of tomorrow.

51. Amber Valletta

Amber Valletta's pussy 'bout to end this drought.

52. Donatella Versace

Divine is right!

53. Pom Klementieff

Pom, we're not sure if you noticed, but your outfit is a bit sheer.

54. Elizabeth Debicki

When your mom asks you what you got her for Mother's Day, so you wrap yourself up in a bow and claim you're the present.

55. Lewis Hamilton

Zoolander said you could keep this suit, because you'll rock it better than he ever will.

56. Janet Mock

Silver is most definitely your color, Janet.

57. Bette Midler

Are we shocked Bette Midler and her daughter came dressed to the campiest of nines for this soiree? Not one bit.

58. Josephine Skriver

She's blooming.

59. Danai Gurira

Who's the artist and who's the muse?

60. Benedict Cumberbatch

You cane't say Benedict and his wife don't know how to put on a show.

61. Constance Wu

The 1920s never looked more elegant.

62. Lilly Singh

Lilly dressed as a lily. That's it.

63. Regina Hall

Regina Hall repping for the Bey Hive with Beyoncé's absence.

64. Wendi Deng

She looks like a coral reef. Which reminds us, time to go save 'em.

65. Odell Beckham Jr.

OBJ ending toxic masculinity with this look.

66. Alessia Cara

The Met said "camp" and Alessia said "I'll bring the tent."

67. La La Anthony

Come get these coins.

68. Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke

Birds of a feather flock to the Met Gala in full camp together.

69. Gabrielle Union-Wade and Dwyane Wade

No one couple should have all that power.

70. Julia Garner

We were left speechless by this gown. Still are.

71. Ashton Sanders

Little Boy Blue searching for the Man in the Moon.

72. Liu Wen

Well plaid, Liu Wen.

73. Keiynan Lonsdale

Butterfly in the sky, Keiynan Lonsdale has us on a fashion high.

74. Abbey Lee Kershaw

Flipping her fins might've not gotten Ariel far, but it helped Abbey Lee Kershaw make it all the way to the Met Gala.

75. Bevy Smith

We cape take our eyes off Bevy Smith. She's a royal in our eyes.

76. Anna Wintour

Vogue's Editor-in-Chief joined in on the fun with this whimsical pink and feathery frock.

77. Thalia

We bet she gets great reception.

78. Zazie Beetz

Zazie Beetz proved we could all grow up to be our own bride and groom.

79. Tommy and Dee Hilfiger

America, but make it fashion.

80. Charlotte Gainsbourg

We're prepared to go to war for those shoes.

81. Joan Collins

She wears a white dress. She sees the light and it's saying come back. Sorry, we're all out of references at this point. But please admire this gown in all it's glory.

82. Lena Waithe

Rounding out the list, we have Lena Waithe providing us all with a very important lesson on the history of camp.

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