As celebrities took their best stab at camp for the 2019 Met Gala this Monday, Demi Moore marched to the beat of her own drum.
The 56-year-old opted for simple throwback glamour in a sleek black Yves Saint Laurent gown that played up her enviably trim figure.
Her ensemble featured a neckline that fell far enough to flash not only her cleavage but also her taut midriff as she posed on the pink carpet.
New York chic: As celebrities took their best stab at camp for the 2019 Met Gala this Monday, Demi Moore marched to the beat of her own drum
Demi, whose ex husbands include Ashton Kutcher, 41, and Bruce Willis, 64, added a splash of glitz to the look with a glistening necklace and drop earrings.
Accentuating her features with makeup, she wore her wavy dark hair down and flung it over her right shoulder while standing for photos against a floral backdrop.
As she made her way around the gala, she got in a bit of posing with the hunky Anthony Vaccarello, creative director of Yves Saint Laurent.
Looking fab: The 56-year-old opted for simple throwback glamour in a sleek black Yves Saint Laurent gown that played up her enviably trim figure
Demi last attended the Met Gala in 2011, wearing a feathery black Prabal Gurung ensemble to the event, which was a tribute to Alexander McQueen.
She had also swung by the Met Gala a year prior, slipping into a silver split Lanvin gown at the Americana-themed extravaganza.
The theme of Anna Wintour’s 2019 gala at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art is the late Susan Sontag’s essay Notes On ‘Camp,’ first published in the Partisan Review in 1964.
When you got it: Her ensemble featured a neckline that fell far enough to flash not only her cleavage but also her taut midriff as she posed on the pink carpet
Andrew Bolton, who was appointed head curator of the Met’s Costume Institute in 2015, put together the exhibition corresponding to the gala.
Demi is currently gearing up for the release of her tell-all memoir Inside Out, which HarperCollins will put out in September this year.
Her failed marriages and experiences with addiction be laid bare for readers of the book, her publishers dished in a statement last month.
Side by side: As she made her way around the gala, she got in a bit of posing with the hunky Anthony Vaccarello, creative director of Yves Saint Laurent
Inside the invite-only Met Gala: Anna Wintour approves the guest list… and stars pay $35,000 per seat
Anna Wintour has the final say over each person on the guest list
The annual Met Gala extravaganza raises money for the museum’s Costume Institute kicks off the Met’s annual major fashion exhibition — look out, because the theme is ‘camp.’
And the more outrageous the outfit, the better for the Met Gala red carpet, where the A-listers strut their stuff, usually in the most eye-popping ensemble they can find to match the theme.
Last year, Rihanna showed up in full papal-esque regalia, and Madonna wore a regal black gown – with a see-through cross in the bodice – to go along with the ‘Heavenly Bodies’ concept.
Want a seat? They go for $35,000 a piece.
Attendance is by invitation only, and word has it that Vogue editor extraordinaire Anna Wintour has the final say over each person on the guest list.
Organizers did reveal a smattering of names last month — members of the so-called ‘host committee’ — and so expect to see Jennifer Lopez, Bradley Cooper, Katy Perry and Priyanka Chopra.
Wintour co-chairs the event this year with an eclectic mix of boldface names — Gucci designer Alessandro Michele, pop diva Lady Gaga, British singer Harry Styles and tennis superstar Serena Williams.
Met Gala 2019 theme: So what does ‘Notes on Camp’ mean…?
Lady Gaga’s dream theme! The pop star embraced ‘camp’ on the Met Gala red carpet
So what exactly is ‘camp’?
The museum’s exhibition is based on ‘Notes on Camp,’ an essay written in 1964 by American author Susan Sontag.
‘Camp is by nature subversive (…) confronting and challenging the status quo,’ the Costume Institute’s head curator Andrew Bolton said Monday at a press event about the exhibition before the gala.
‘In the end, the purpose of camp is to put a smile on our faces and a warm glow in our hearts.’
Some of the items in the exhibition might best explain the theme: the ‘swan dress’ worn by Bjork to the Oscars, a glittering costume worn by flamboyant US singer Liberace, a shower head necklace designed by the late Karl Lagerfeld for Chloe in the 1980s.
‘We’re experiencing a resurgence of camp — not just in fashion, but in culture in general,’ said Bolton.
‘Camp tends to come to the fore in moments of social and political instability. The 1960s was one such moment as were the 1980s.’
The exhibition ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’ — a play on the title of Sontag’s essay — formally opens at the Met on Thursday and runs through September 8.