[Harry Styles in Gucci autumn/winter 2019] Styles has been the de facto face of Gucci for many years now. The millennial's answer to Mick Jagger is already at home with Gucci's penchant for ruffles and bows, so much so that he could take it up a notch with a sheer Victorian-esque shirt from the autumn/winter 2019 collection.
[Chadwick Boseman in Louis Vuitton autumn/winter 2019] Boseman had a successful debut at the 2018 Met Gala, and now that he's part of the hosting committee for 2019, he's got to step it up. He has shown that he's quite comfortable challenging conventional menswear dress, so we thought Virgil Abloh's autumn/winter 2019 runway collection for Louis Vuitton would be apt. The outfit is basically an American flag that's draped and pleated; off and exaggerated.
[Ezra Miller in Palomo Spain autumn/winter 2019] It wouldn't be right to have a gala celebrating camp without Ezra Miller. The actor and musician has created bold fashion statements on red carpets, especially in 2018, subverting gender norms and embracing the avant garde. We could definitely see him taking on this Palomo Spain look with a bold red lip and fiery eye makeup.
[Jared Leto in Gucci autumn/winter 2019] There has only been a few Gucci outfits that Jared Leto has yet to wear; he's even been seen in a Gucci dress. What could possibly be campier than a lace-trimmed look, topped off with an embroidered organza cape, and a spiked neck brace?
[Lady Gaga in Viktor & Rolf spring 2019 couture] As co-chair, Lady Gaga would probably be in Gucci. But Viktor & Rolf's recent couture collection is unapologetically camp that we couldn't see anyone but Lady Gaga in one. She'd also probably like to be left alone about being in a tryst with Bradley Cooper already.
[Troye Sivan in Thom Browne spring/summer 2018] Thom Browne's iconic wedding-dress-and-tuxedo hybrid was featured in a Vogue editorial about the Met Gala. To see that same look on Troye Sivan—an artiste who's known as one of the most prominent LGBT+ figures in modern pop music—would make for a very grand red carpet entrance.
[Adam Rippon in Ludovic de Saint Sernin autumn/winter 2019] We're all familiar with Adam Rippon's questionable Oscar's outfit—a leather harness, not even the Louis Vuitton kind, worn with a long-tail tuxedo. This year's Met Gala is where that sense of fashion can shine. We hardly think that Anna Wintour would approve of this look, but it's all about showing off the unexpected, isn't it?
[Billy Porter in Balmain spring 2019 couture] There's no reason why Billy Porter shouldn't amp up the camp at the Met Gala, in reference to his outstanding look during this year's Oscars. It's pink, glittery, extravagantly outrageous and fabulous—something only Billy Porter could pull off.
[Nick Jonas in Givenchy autumn/winter 2019] The newlywed is slated to attend the gala with Priyanka Chopra. Together with stars such as Bradley Cooper and Alex Rodriguez, we most likely won't see them in anything other than a suit. But it's how the suit is detailed that matters. Like this sequinned tuxedo paired with a feathered shirt from Givenchy's autumn/winter 2019 collection; still somewhat 'masculine' but on theme.
[Rupaul as seen in 'Vogue', May 2019] Because one can't possibly have a camp-themed gala without one of the originators of modern camp.
The first Monday in May is only a couple of weeks away. And that can only mean that fashion designers, A-list celebrities and Vogue's Anna Wintour are going into full gear with their preparations for the 2019 Met Gala. The annual shindig is in honour of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute exhibition, which sees a different theme each year. With the gala benefiting the Costume Institute, the red carpet is always an extravagant line-up of impracticality and pomp.
Running from 9 May to 8 September 2019, Camp: Notes on Fashion will take over as the exhibition of the year. The exhibition is made possible with the backing of luxury fashion house Gucci. Creative director Alessandro Michele will also co-chair the event together with Lady Gaga, Harry Styles and Serena Williams. This year's theme is taken from an essay by Susan Sontag, 'Notes on Camp', which explores the meaning of camp and its many interpretations.
It's a no-brainer then that with Gucci having a hand in the exhibition taking shape, there would most probably be the usual Gucci gang dressed in Gucci. We're expecting Harry Styles, as well as confirmed guest Jared Leto, to both be decked out in Gucci (a befittingly campy fashion house under Michele's artistic vision).
While we're quite sure that designers would be creating custom red carpet looks for the A-list attendees, we couldn't stop ourselves from imagining who would make an appearance and in what manner. With the magic of Photoshop and some of the campiest runway looks, we've come up with our interpretation of how the red carpet for the 2019 Met Gala could potentially look like in the gallery above.