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Met Gala 2019: Harry Styles arrives in semi-sheer black ruffled ensemble and statement pearl earring

Met Gala 2019: Harry Styles delights fans as he arrives in a semi-sheer black ruffled ensemble and a statement pearl earring

Harry Styles delighted fans as he arrived at the Met Gala 2019 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Monday. 

Taking into consideration the event’s Camp: Notes on Fashion theme, the former One Direction star, 25, pulled out all the stops in a semi-sheer black lace ensemble and dangling pearl earring. 

Arriving along Gucci’s designer, Alessandro Michele, the British hitmaker looked in high spirits as he posed away on the red carpet.  

He's here! Harry Styles delighted fans as he arrived at the Met Gala 2019 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Monday

He’s here! Harry Styles delighted fans as he arrived at the Met Gala 2019 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Monday

Harry commanded attention in the black ensemble which bared a glimpse of his body in the semi-sheer number which boasted black ruffling down the centre. 

The garment showed off his flair for fashion with ruched semi-sheer sleeves which ended with lace fluting.  

The Dunkirk actor made a simple, yet stylish impact with a sole pearl drop earring. 

Harry boosted his height with a pair of shiny black heeled shoes as he posed away on the pink carpet. 

Stylish: The former One Direction star, 25, pulled out all the stops in a semi-sheer black lace ensemble and dangling pearl earring

Stylish: The former One Direction star, 25, pulled out all the stops in a semi-sheer black lace ensemble and dangling pearl earring

Work it: Arriving along Gucci's designer, Alessandro Michele, the British hitmaker looked in high spirits as he posed away on the red carpet

Work it: Arriving along Gucci’s designer, Alessandro Michele, the British hitmaker looked in high spirits as he posed away on the red carpet

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.

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.

Attendance is by invitation only, and word has it that Vogue editor extraordinaire Anna has the final say over each person on the guest list.

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.

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…?

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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