Met Gala goes ‘camp’ for the annual A-list fashion parade

NEW YORK (AP) — The worlds of fashion, film, music and sports converge at the massive Met Gala on Monday night and will show off “camp” as this year’s theme.

Lady Gaga, Serena Williams and Harry Styles will join Anna Wintour and hundreds of other A-listers for a stride up the grand staircase at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It’s the 71st annual Met Gala, a fundraiser for the museum’s Costume Institute.

The evening is inspired by the institute’s spring exhibition, “Camp: Notes on Fashion.” The exhibit celebrates a 1964 essay by Susan Sontag in which she writes: “To talk about Camp is therefore to betray it.”

Guests could top 600 this year and have likely been talking about camp for quite some time as they planned their own fashion spins on the theme.

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