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Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx make it official at the Met Gala! Secretive couple proudly pose together

They’ve kept their romance a closely guarded secret for years.

But Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx cemented their couple status on Monday, when the pair posed happily for photographs at the Met Gala in New York.

The 40-year-old Dawson’s Creek alum looked radiant in a purple tulle dress by designer Zac Posen. 

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They're on! Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx cemented their couple status on Monday, when the pair posed happily for photographs at the Met Gala in New York

They’re on! Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx cemented their couple status on Monday, when the pair posed happily for photographs at the Met Gala in New York

The gorgeous sleeveless gown also boasted a long train and striking shoulder feathers.

The ex-wife of Tom Cruise wore her brunette tresses in a slicked back hairstyle from DJ Quintero, and her makeup was done by Genevieve Herr.

Katie accessorized with a sparkling box clutch.

The 51-year-old Django Unchained star matched his lady love’s dress with his purple shoes, which Jamie paired with a classic suit and tie combo.  

Meeting of the minds: The 40-year-old Dawson's Creek alum looked radiant in a purple tulle dress by designer Zac Posen. She's seen here shaking hands with Cardi B [R]

Meeting of the minds: The 40-year-old Dawson’s Creek alum looked radiant in a purple tulle dress by designer Zac Posen. She’s seen here shaking hands with Cardi B [R]

Flawless: The gorgeous sleeveless gown also boasted a long train and striking shoulder feathers

Flawless: The gorgeous sleeveless gown also boasted a long train and striking shoulder feathers

Good hair day: The ex-wife of Tom Cruise wore her brunette tresses in a slicked back hairstyle from DJ Quintero, and her makeup was done by Genevieve Herr

The 51-year-old Django Unchained star matched his lady love's dress with his purple shoes, which Jamie paired with a classic suit and tie combo

Good hair day: The ex-wife of Tom Cruise wore her brunette tresses in a slicked back hairstyle from DJ Quintero, and her makeup was done by Genevieve Herr

Earlier in the day, the couple had taken a ride to the event in a star-packed vehicle.

Jamie and Katie danced to music in a luxury bus, along with actors Andrew Garfield (The Social Network), Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries) and Julia Garner (Ozark).

Julia had the finishing touches applied to her makeup and the lovebirds danced freely up the back of the bus.

His muse: Katie accessorized with a sparkling box clutch. She's seen here with her designer Zac Posen [L]

His muse: Katie accessorized with a sparkling box clutch. She’s seen here with her designer Zac Posen [L]

Choo choo: The gorgeous gown boasted a magnificent flowing tulle train

Choo choo: The gorgeous gown boasted a magnificent flowing tulle train

The Met Gala is the annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and is the most glittery and exclusive event on the New York fashion calendar.

It is famous for attracting luminaries of Hollywood, of fashion, music, sports, TV and the stage for an evening of fashion and charity to mark the museum’s spring exhibit.

This year, the exhibit and gala are dedicated to the idea of ‘camp,’ as defined by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay Notes on ‘Camp.’ 

The Met Gala, formally known as the Costume Institute Benefit, is always chaired by a team of high-wattage celebrities, and this year is no exception. 

The event is chaired by pop star and actress-of-the-moment Lady Gaga, tennis star Serena Williams, and singer Harry Styles, along with Gucci designer Alessandro Michele and, as always, Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

The boys: Jamie poses with The Social Network star Andrew Garfield, with whom he traveled to the event

The boys: Jamie poses with The Social Network star Andrew Garfield, with whom he traveled to the event

Riding in style: Earlier in the day, the couple had taken a ride to the event in a star-packed vehicle

Riding in style: Earlier in the day, the couple had taken a ride to the event in a star-packed vehicle

Wintour said she believes this year’s Met Gala to be about ‘self expression’ and ‘individuality’, noting that she wanted to see ‘outrageous, fun, tongue in cheek’ fashion on the red carpet.  

The new theme seems decidedly more lighthearted than last year’s hugely successful Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, about the relationship between fashion and Catholicism.

That sumptuous, sprawling show drew more visitors than any Costume Institute exhibit — more than 1.3 million to the Met’s main Fifth Avenue location, and nearly 200,000 to its Cloisters branch — and indeed was one of the most attended shows in the museum’s history. 

Shake it baby: Katie dances to the music during the ride to the gala

Shake it baby: Katie dances to the music during the ride to the gala

‘Fashion is the most overt and enduring conduit of the camp aesthetic,’ said Andrew Bolton, curator in charge of the Costume Institute and creator of its blockbuster shows. Bolton said the 2019 show would ‘advance creative and critical dialogue about the ongoing and ever-evolving impact of camp on fashion.’

The exhibit will feature approximately 175 objects, not only clothing but also sculptures, paintings, and drawings.

Designers to be featured in the show include: Cristóbal Balenciaga, Thom Browne, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Charles James, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Prada, Versace and many more.

The Camp: Notes on Fashion exhibit will run from May 9 through Sept. 8.

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

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

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.

 

 

Daily Mail UK

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