See Who Nailed The Camp Theme And Won Best Dressed At The 2019 Met Gala

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See Who Nailed The Camp Theme And Won Best Dressed At The 2019 Met Gala

Yara Shahidi, J.Lo, and more took the "Camp: Notes On Fashion" theme seriously.

Published May 7, 2019

At last, the first Monday of May (May 6), better known as Met Gala Monday, is here and we are left in awe from the amazing pink carpet looks. This year’s theme, "Camp: Notes on Fashion," brought the stars out in rich, ornate, sequin, metallic and feathery over-the-top fashions. 

Inspired by an essay written by Susan Sontag titled Notes on "Camp," 58 definitions were penned in 1964 to explain just what Andrew Bolton, the museum's curator in charge of the Costume Institute, has chosen as the most relevant fashion movement of the year. 

See a few standout notes below:

5. Camp taste has an affinity for certain arts rather than others. Clothes, furniture, all the elements of visual décor, for instance, make up a large part of Camp.

7. All Camp objects, and persons, contain a large element of artifice. Nothing in nature can be campy . . . Rural Camp is still man-made, and most campy objects are urban.

10. Camp sees everything in quotation marks. It's not a lamp, but a "lamp"; not a woman, but a "woman."

25. The hallmark of Camp is the spirit of extravagance. Camp is a woman walking around in a dress made of three million feathers.

Co-host Serena Williams slayed, as per usual, wearing a neon yellow, custom, Versace gown with Off-White x Nike sneakers to add the perfect sporty touch. While Yara Shahidi channeled a black swan in a silver embroidered mini-dress with a black feather cape by Prada.

OG supermodel Naomi Campbell looked gorgeous in a pink custom Valentino plunging neckline gown. Lena Waithe gave us a very clear history lesson wearing a powder-blue, pinstripe, double breasted suit jacket with a message on the back reading, "Black Drag Queens Invented Camp."

And, of course, J.Lo stunned like the fashion queen she is, sparkling in a silver fringe dress with a matching fringed hat by Versace. Nonetheless, our gals did not let us down. And neither did the rest of the A-list celebrities below. 

From gaudy jewelry to extreme hats and head dresses, here are all the celebs who shut down this year’s camp-themed Met Gala

  1. serena williams in Versace
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Serena Williams 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 Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
  2. Yara Shahidi In Prada
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Yara Shahidi 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 Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
  3. Jennifer Lopez In Versace
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Jennifer Lopez 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 Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
  4. Cardi B In Thom Browne
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Cardi Battends 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)
    (Photo: Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
  5. Ciara In Dundas
    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 Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)
    (Photo: Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
  6. Anderson .Paak Gucci
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: <<enter caption here>> 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)
    (Photo: Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
  7. French Montana in Dapper Dan X Gucci
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: French Montana 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)
    (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)
  8. Janelle Monae In Christian Siriano
    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)
    (Photo: Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
  9. Naomi Campbell In Valentino
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Naomi Campbell 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)
    (Photo: Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
  10. RuPaul In Zaldy NYC
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: RuPaul 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 Kevin Mazur/MG19/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)
    (Photo: Kevin Mazur/MG19/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)
  11. Zoe Kravitz In Saint Laurent
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Zoe Kravitz 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)
    (Photo: Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
  12. Janet Mock In alberta ferretti
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Janet Mock 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 Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
  13. zendaya in tommy hilfiger
    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 Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)
    (Photo: Theo Wargo/WireImage)
  14. Lena Waithe in Pyer Moss
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Lena Waithe and Kerby Jean-Raymond 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 John Shearer/Getty Images for THR)
    (Photo: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
  15. Billy Porter In The Blonds
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Billy Porter 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)
    (Photo: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

Written by Tira Urquhart

(Photos From Left To Right: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue, Neilson Barnard/Getty Images, Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue, John Shearer/Getty Images for THR, Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images, Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

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