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Met Gala: Lily-Rose Depp, 19, borrows from the 90s in slinky black Versace gown with gold adornments

Lily-Rose Depp, 19, borrows from the 90s in slinky black Versace gown with dazzling gold adornments as she wows on the Met Gala red carpet

She was born in the last year of the Nineties. 

Yet that did not stop Lily-Rose Depp from borrowing from the iconic era as she graced the red carpet at Monday night’s 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City.

The 19-year-old daughter of Hollywood heavyweight Johnny looked incredible in a black gown adorned with heavy gold chain details, which seemed to be a nod to Elizabeth Hurley’s iconic ‘The Dress’ from a 1994 red carpet. 

Sizzling: Lily-Rose Depp borrowed from the Nineties as she graced the red carpet at Monday night's 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City

Sizzling: Lily-Rose Depp borrowed from the Nineties as she graced the red carpet at Monday night’s 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City

In 1994, Elizabeth soared to worldwide prominence when she sported a Versace gown made of safety pins at the premiere of Four Weddings and a Funeral. 

Lily’s dress boasted a near-identical shape to that worn by the Bedazzled beauty, 53, when she appeared on the arm of her then-beau Hugh Grant at the LA bash. 

While she shunned safety pins, she did opt for gold adornments as she worked her magic with the chains which highlighted her stunning figure. 

Boosting her height with a pair of gold heels, she opted for delicate jewellery to ensure her outfit did all the talking on the glamorous night.

Sensational: The 19-year-old daughter of Hollywood heavyweight Johnny looked incredible in a black gown adorned with heavy gold chain details, which seemed to be a nod to Elizabeth Hurley's iconic 'The Dress' from a 1994 red carpet

Sensational: The 19-year-old daughter of Hollywood heavyweight Johnny looked incredible in a black gown adorned with heavy gold chain details, which seemed to be a nod to Elizabeth Hurley’s iconic ‘The Dress’ from a 1994 red carpet

Oh my! Lily's dress boasted a near-identical shape to that worn by the Bedazzled beauty, 53, when she appeared on the arm of her then-beau Hugh Grant at the LA bash

Oh my! Lily’s dress boasted a near-identical shape to that worn by the Bedazzled beauty, 53, when she appeared on the arm of her then-beau Hugh Grant at the LA bash

Wow! She looked incredible for the outing as she wowed in her sexy look

Wow! She looked incredible for the outing as she wowed in her sexy look

A sleek hair do and muted lips meant she was ready for the night of glitz and glamour while rubbing shoulders with her fellow fashion cohorts.  

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.

Golden girl: Boosting her height with a pair of gold heels, she shunned further accessories to ensure her outfit did all the talking on the glamorous night

Golden girl: Boosting her height with a pair of gold heels, she shunned further accessories to ensure her outfit did all the talking on the glamorous night

Golden girl: While she shunned safety pins, she did opt for gold adornments as she worked her magic with the gold chains which highlighted her stunning figure

Golden girl: While she shunned safety pins, she did opt for gold adornments as she worked her magic with the gold chains which highlighted her stunning figure

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 was 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.  

A vision: A sleek hair do and muted lips meant she was ready for the night of glitz and glamour while rubbing shoulders with her fellow fashion cohorts

A vision: A sleek hair do and muted lips meant she was ready for the night of glitz and glamour while rubbing shoulders with her fellow fashion cohorts

She's got it going on! Lily looked sensational for the red carpet outing as she joined a legion of stars at the bash

She’s got it going on! Lily looked sensational for the red carpet outing as she joined a legion of stars at the bash

Sexy stuff: The ensemble clung to her frame while she added in a golden style

Sexy stuff: The ensemble clung to her frame while she added in a golden style

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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