The first Monday in May always marks the biggest night in fashion: The Met Gala. Each year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts a spring gala to kick off their four-month-long Costume Institute exhibition.
This year's exhibition theme is "Camp: Notes on Fashion," based on a 1964 essay by Susan Sontag. But if you're picturing outfits inspired by the place kids go to play outdoors in the summer, you've got the wrong definition of "camp." Just scroll down to the third definition on Merriam-Webster, where camp is described as "a style or mode of personal or creative expression that is absurdly exaggerated and often fuses elements of high and popular culture."
That said, those in attendance were expected to arrive in outrageously over-the-top ensembles that screamed "exaggerated fashion," and they did not disappoint.
Click through the slideshow below to see who dressed the very best at the 2019 Met Gala.
Lady Gaga in 4 layered looks, all by Brandon Maxwell