It’s the first Monday in May, and that means the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute gala is tonight. Hosted by Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, Serena Williams, and Anna Wintour the gala is expected to draw crowds of fashion and art lovers to the Met in their campiest ensembles. Guests will be expected to dress in their best interpretations of camp to properly celebrate the Costume Institute’s new exhibition, “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” curated by Andrew Bolton. The exhibition itself opens to the public on Thursday, May 9, making tonight’s gala something of a sneak peek at the fantastical papal and contemporary designer garments on view. With the red carpet over, follow along for the rest of the night on Vogue’s social channels.
9:37 p.m.: Joan Collins wore an angelic, extra-voluminous tulle gown by Valentino, accessorized with a tiara and lots of sparkling jewelry.
9:36 p.m.: Dakota Johnson wore her heart on her dress—literally—in this royal purple Gucci dress with an embellished red heart at her sternum.
9:36 p.m.: British model Adwoa Aboah walked the pink carpet in a leopard-printed gown and a delicate crystal headpiece.
9:35 p.m.: Lena Waithe and Kerby Jean-Raymond coordinated their pinstripe suits on the pink carpet.
9:34 p.m.: Indya Moore paired her light-catching gold Louis Vuitton minidress with an extra-long braid that had a gold ring attached so she could carry it on her walk up the Met’s stairs.
9:31 p.m.: Nina Dobrev stepped out in a shimmering Zac Posen minidress with a futuristic vibe.
9:31 p.m.: In Louis Vuitton, Riley Keough fashionably bucked the dress code in a minidress with a black leather belt.
9:30 p.m.: Alicia Vikander is also wearing Loius Vuitton. She opted for a strong-shouldered turquoise minidress from Ghesquière’s Fall 2019 collection.
9:29 p.m.: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade walked the carpet in coordinating Dundas looks: Hers was a sheer beaded dress and jacket, while he opted for a classic tux with a sequined harness underneath.
9:28 p.m.: Trevor Noah boldly wore a statement T-shirt on the Met Gala red carpet, proving that even a white tee can be camp.
9:26 p.m.: Tennis star Maria Sharapova chose a Givenchy Couture dress with a structured skirt.
9:25 p.m.: Penelope Cruz is wearing a vintage black and white Chanel gown with a camellia bow from the house’s Spring 1987 Couture collection.
9: 25 p.m.: Swedish pop star Robyn attended the Met Gala for the first time tonight dressed in a metallic rose-gold jumpsuit and ruffled wrap jacket.
9:25 p.m.: The more colors, the better! Lupita Nyong’o stunned in a star-print dress with rainbow shoulder details.
9:25 p.m.: Chlo? Grace Moretz went for a retro-futuristic look in a collared Louis Vuitton minidress and sculptural curled hair.
9:24 p.m.: Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen are Met Gala regulars. This year they subtly coordinated in a crimson velvet tux and pale pink pleated dress.
9:23 p.m.: Tessa Thompson is wearing a Chanel look from the Fall 2016 couture show accessorized with a leather whip. Hey, it’s camp!
9:22 p.m.: Salma Hayek wore a glittering gold Gucci dress with black tulle sleeves and a gold leaf crown to walk the carpet with her husband, Francois Henri-Pinault.
9:21 p.m.: Let’s just hope Zendaya doesn’t lose a glass slipper on the pink carpet tonight. The actress and musician did her best Cinderella impression on the Met’s steps in a look worthy of a fairytale.
9:20 p.m.: Solange Knowles wore a python bodysuit—sans pants!—and matching thigh-high boots by Salvatore Ferragamo.
9:19 p.m.: Actor Ezra Miller painted trompe l’oeil eyes on his face and carried a mask up the Met steps tonight. To top it off, he chose a Burberry suit and pearl corset.
9:15 p.m.: Rita Ora and Kate Moss had a goddess moment in liquid sequin gowns by Marc Jacobs.
9:14 p.m.: Kendall and Kylie Jenner walked the carpet together in coordinating feathered looks. Kylie opted for a lavender Versace number, while Kendall’s look came in nearly-neon orange.
9:12 p.m.: Newlyweds Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner coordinated their Louis Vuitton looks on the red carpet tonight.
9:11 p.m.: Lizzo arrived in a white gown and highlighter-pink feathered cape by Marc Jacobs with neon hair to match.
9:10 p.m.: Ella Balinska, who’s starring in the upcoming Charlie’s Angels reboot, wore a voluminous chrome gown exploding with pleated ruffles by Tory Burch.
9:07 p.m.: Ciara hit the carpet in a beaded emerald Versace gown with a feathered train and matching gloves.
9:05 p.m.: In a pale pink minidress with crystals by Prabal Gurung, Nicki Minaj is channeling her sweeter side on the pink carpet tonight.
9:03 p.m.: More is more for Dua Lipa, who was covered in a head-to-toe print.
9:02 p.m.: Cara Delevingne never shies away from a red carpet statement. Tonight, she wore a sheer rainbow-striped outfit and a major headpiece made of sparkling fruit, candy, and, curiously, teeth.
9:01 p.m.: Jennifer Connelly arrived in a geometric sequined minidress by Louis Vuitton, accessorized with studded pumps and a large feather earring.
9:00 p.m.: Winnie Harlow opted for a barely-there crystal-encrusted gown, black feather boa, and a glowing headpiece.
8:58 p.m.: Louis Vuitton creative director Nicolas Ghesquière arrived with Emma Stone on his arm. She’s wearing an ‘80s-ish metallic silver jumpsuit of his design.
8:57 p.m.: Cardi B made a major entrance in a blood-red Thom Browne dress with a massive padded train, yards of feathers, and trompe l’oeil sequins outlining her breasts and torso.
8:56 p.m.: In black latex and a floral dress, Lily Aldridge upends her classic style for something sultry and slightly gothic.
8:55 p.m.: Actress Pom Klementieff wrapped herself in tulle from Salvatore Ferragamo for a bit of illusionary camp.
8:54 p.m.: Sarah Paulson is no stranger to making a bold fashion statement. Her oversize Moschino bow dress is perfectly on theme.
8:53 p.m.: Gemma Chan arrived arm-in-arm with designer Tom Ford, wearing a sleek silver dress and oversize headpiece.
8:52 p.m.: Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West have arrived. Is it camp? It’s certainly-statement making, with Kim in Mugler and Kanye in a black bomber jacket.
8:51 p.m.: Emily Ratajkowski has no reservations about baring a little skin. Tonight, she chose a beaded dress that wound around her body with a winged headpiece.
8:50 p.m.: In pale yellow, Gwyneth Paltrow cut an ethereal figure thanks to her high-neck, semi-sheer dress by Chloé. She accessorized with giant fire opal, diamond, and carnelian earrings from G by Glenn Spiro.
8:49 p.m.: Model Doutzen Kroes knows how to make an entrance in a pink tulle dress with a sweeping train.
8:48 p.m.: Katie Holmes walked the red carpet with her friend Zac Posen, who designed her violet gown with pink feathered straps.
8:47 p.m.: Lily Collins is doing her best Lisa Marie Presley impression in all white with a brunette bouffant.
8:46 p.m.: Alicia Keys wrapped herself in teal sequins for her Met Gala turn.
8:45 p.m.: Only J.Lo could make a beaded wig look this good. She arrived with her fiancé, Alex Rodriguez, who wore a pink suit.
8:44 p.m.: Ruth Negga chose a menswear-inspired look from Louis Vuitton, comprised of black trousers, a deconstructed white and floral blouse, and a gilded flower crown.
8:43 p.m.: Elle Fanning’s inspo for tonight’s look? Malibu Barbie. She wore peach trousers with a matching crop top by Miu Miu and a charm necklace. Even her manicure had charms dangling from each nail.
8:42 p.m.: Donatella Versace’s dress gets right to the point, with the word “divine” spelled out in sparkling pink sequins.
8:40 p.m.: Janelle Monae’s dress has an embellished eye over the left breast—it even winks!—and she topped it all off with four hats stacked together.
8:39 p.m.: Tracey Ellis Ross’s Moschino dress came with a gold frame attached, all the better to perfectly “frame” her face for the cameras.
8:35 p.m.: Kelela chose a Paco Rabanne chain mail dress by Julien Dossena for this year’s Gala.
8:33 p.m.: Chiwetel Ejiofor and model Frances Aaternir arrived together, he in a three-piece suit by Salvatore Ferragamo, she in a metallic silver leather gown trimmed with turquoise feathers.
8:32 p.m.: Candice Swanepoel’s look was sexy in the front, campy in the back thanks to a massive ruched blue train.
8:31 p.m.: Gwen Stefani represented her friend, designer Jeremy Scott, in a Moschino bodysuit and faux fur coat.
8:30 p.m.: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, who first met at the Met Gala, arrived in coordinating white and silvery looks this year. Chopra’s gown is custom Dior couture comprised of tulle feathers, silver strass, a horsehair bustier, and a palladium crown; the full look reportedly took 1,500 hours to complete.
8:22 p.m.: Someone had to wear one of the meme-worthy gowns from Viktor & Rolf’s last couture show. Hailee Steinfeld opted for the first look, a purple and green tulle gown with “NO PHOTOS PLEASE” printed on the front.
8:21 p.m.: Who but Zo? Kravitz could pull of this sequined Saint Laurent gown with a heart-shaped cut-out?
8:16 p.m.: Julianne Moore complemented her flame red hair with a bright green tiered ruffle dress by Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino.
8:15 p.m.: Bella Hadid wore a pixie cut wig with her custom Moschino dress.
8:11 p.m.: Kristen Stewart opted for a sequined black blouse and ivory trousers from Chanel’s Fall 2019 show, and revealed a new neon-streaked haircut.
8:10 p.m.: Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter are channeling historic camp with their turn-of-the-century suiting and dress.
8:07 p.m.: Drag star Violet Chachki chose a handsy dress by Jeremy Scott for Moschino for her Met Gala debut.
8:04 p.m.: Kerry Washington’s custom Tory Burch gown is embroidered with Burch’s personal mantra, “negativity is noise,” and was made with more than 650 yards of embroidered organza.
8:03 p.m.: Kacey Musgraves seems to be channeling Barbie with her look; she wore head-to-toe bright pink in the form of a leather motorcycle dress, a hairdryer purse, and a plush fur stole.
8:02 p.m.: Model Joan Smalls chose a black Prabal Gurung dress for the Met Gala this year, eschewing the camp theme for a little sex appeal.
8:01 p.m.: Gal Gadot arrived with Givenchy artistic director Clare Waight Keller in coordinating pearl and crystal headpieces.
8:00 p.m.: Diane Von Furstenberg’s muse for tonight’s event? Lady Liberty, of course. Her gown is screen-printed with a blown-up Andy Warhol portrait of herself.
7:59 p.m.: Tiffany Haddish chose a zebra print suit and tophat fascinator for the evening.
7:58 pm.: Black Panther star Danai Gurira opted for a black bodysuit and top hat, completing the look with a cane.---
7:57 p.m.: Lee Daniels proves men and definitely wear leopard in this simple—but statement-making—jacket.
7:56 p.m.: Naomi Campbell opted for an orchid high-slit gown with lace tights and an attached feathered cape by Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli.
7:55 p.m.: Bette Midler, the queen of camp, has arrived with her daughter, Sophie, in coordinated sequin dresses and headpieces.
7:51 p.m.: Zoe Saldana went for a vaguely ‘70s look with a curve-hugging rust sequin dress and a matching faux fur chubby.
7:50 p.m.: Michael Kors has arrived in a sequin top hat and tuxedo, explaining that he was inspired by The Great Gatsby and Barry Manilow.
7:49 p.m.: Model Josephine Skriver has coordinated her headpiece, dress, and boots in a tropical floral pattern.
7:48 p.m.: Gigi Hadid looks like a white swan in her bodysuit and cape by Michael Kors.
7:47 p.m.: Maggie Rogers arrived with Coach 1941’s creative director Stuart Vevers, who designed her custom look.
7:46 p.m.: Elizabeth Debicki’s Salvatore Ferragamo dress evokes a display in the “Camp: Notes on Fashion” exhibit showing complementary pink bow-tied dresses by Moschino and Yves Saint Laurent.
7:45 p.m.: Emma Roberts has arrived in a tiered coral tulle gown and a delicate flower crown.
7:45 p.m.: Model Karen Elson is channeling disco divas in floor-length bronze sequins.
7:44 p.m.: Tommy Hilfiger and his wife Dee Ocleppo are representing the USA in their patriotic looks.
7:43 p.m.: Halsey chose a cherry red two piece from Prabal Gurung with golden Jennifer Fisher cuffs for her trip up the Met Gala stairs.
7:42 p.m.: There’s no such thing as too much sparkle for host and activist Janet Mock.
7:42 p.m.: Hailey Bieber’s long-sleeved gown by Alexander Wang had a surprise in the back: an ultra-low cut-out that revealed a crystal thong.
7:41 p.m.: How could Katy Perry top last year’s larger-than-life gold wings? By dressing as a chandelier, naturally. It was designed by Jeremy Scott for Moschino, who walked the carpet with her tonight.
7:40 p.m.: Carey Mulligan pulled her Prada dress right off the brand’s Fall 2019 runway, elongating the skirt to make it gala-ready.
7:40 p.m.: Model Laura Love chose a rose-colored frock with bow details for her turn up the pink carpet.
7:39 p.m.: Bohemian Rhapsody star Lucy Boynton complemented her blue-gray hair with a rose-colored dress.
7:36 p.m.: Demi Moore arrived on the arm of Saint Laurent creative director Anthony Vaccarello, dressed in a plunging tuxedo dress of his design.
7:35 p.m.: Gucci muse Hari Nef chose a marigold dress by creative director Alessandro Michele for the evening.
7:34 p.m.: Alexa Chung’s feather-trimmed mini and matching beret mixes cute and camp style.
7:33 p.m.: Michael B. Jordan’s embellished Coach 1941 suit comes with a contrast satin yoke and a crystal-buttoned shirt. Read about it on GQ.com.
7:31 p.m.: Shawn Mendes opted for something simple with a sleek black tuxedo by Saint Laurent.
7:30 p.m.: Princess Charlotte Casiraghi of Monaco arrived in a black ruffled dress by Saint Laurent.
7:29 p.m.: In neon yellow, Charli XCX proves that making a statement can be as easy as choosing a bold color.
7:27 p.m.: Did we mention gold is trending? Emily Blunt wore a sequined gown covered in gilded flowers, topped off with a matching headpiece.
7.24: Remember those eerily-realistic human heads and baby dragons the models carried in Gucci’s Fall 2018 show? Leave it to Jared Leto to embrace the concept for the Met Gala and carry a life-sized replica of his own head.
7:23 p.m.: Bohemian Rhapsody star and Oscar winner Rami Malek wore a simple black tuxedo with two campy surprises: a shimmery button-down shirt and glittering red-striped boots.
7:22 p.m.: Miley Cyrus arrived with the Saint Laurent contingent and wore one of creative director Anthony Vaccarello’s signature ‘80s-inspired minidresses in emerald and black sequins.
7:21 p.m.: Sienna Miller wore a chainmail dress from Julien Dossena’s latest Paco Rabanne collection.
7:20 p.m.: Amber Valletta is going pants-free like Lady Gaga in a cut-out bodysuit topped with a neon feathered jacket by Saint Laurent.
7:19 p.m.: Sofia Sanchez de Betak has chosen a custom Mango dress made of ombré orange and yellow ruffles.
7:18 p.m.: Kyle MacLachlan and his wife Desiree Gruber might not be totally camp in these looks, but we’re still happy to see the pair on the pink carpet tonight.
7:17 p.m.: Darren Criss proves that dudes can take beauty risks too, with a highly stylized bit of eye makeup and lipstick.
7:16 p.m.: Model Liu Wen is camping it up in yellow tartan on the red carpet.
7:15 p.m.: Victoria’s Secret model Taylor Hill channeled old Hollywood in a petal-pink satin gown, plush feathered boa, and lots of diamonds.
7:14 p.m.: Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen tend to wear looks that complement each other, so these nearly-matching leather ensembles feel like a Met Gala first for the sister designers.
7:13 p.m.: Constance Wu opted for a sheer tulle Marchesa gown covered in trompe l'oeil draped pearls and crystals.
7:12 p.m.: Ruth Wilson is going for timeless in her tulle bustier dress and crystal-embellished shoes.
7:11 p.m.: Model Paloma Elsesser is vamping it up in a denim bustier top and coordinating skirt.
7:10 p.m.: Why does Lena Dunham’s dress say “rubberist,” you ask? Christopher Kane’s Fall 2019 collection was inspired by fetishes, and this dress nodded to people with a particular interest in rubber. Dunham’s former Girls co-star Jemima Kirke is wearing Chritopher Kane, too. Her dress is printed with “looner”—a reference to a fetish for balloons.
7:08 p.m.: Russian Doll star Natasha Lyonne bifurcated jumpsuit is a graphic take on camp style.
7:07 p.m.: Model Fran Summers went for a simple black silk dress by Burberry with a revealing slit.
7:03 p.m.: Model Abbey Lee Kershaw is doing her own brand of mermaid camp in Thom Browne.
7:01 p.m.: Florence Welch chose a sheer Gucci gown with a baby blue cape that evokes sculptural wings.
7:00 p.m.: Saoirse Ronan’s ruby-red Gucci gown comes with puffed-up sleeves and sparkling gold flames.
6:59 p.m.: Director Baz Luhrmann and his wife Catherine Martin have arrived, both wearing Prada.
6:58 p.m.: Huma Abedin has selected a strapless floral dress by Schiaparelli for the evening.
6:57 p.m.: Frank Ocean isn’t taking the black tie dress code too seriously, choosing a nylon Prada anorak for the pink carpet.
6:56 p.m.: Kris Jenner has arrived in a navy jumpsuit and a bold-shouldered organza coat, which she's paired with a new platinum-blonde bob.
6:51 p.m.: It’s no pants, no problem for Yara Shahidi, who chose a beaded bodysuit and tights paired with a dramatic black coat.
6:50 p.m.: After performing at Vogue’s pre-Met Gala party on Saturday night, Aquaria is here for the main event in a deconstructed silk gown and painted white wig.
6:45 p.m.: Another emerging trend: men in capes. Ryan Murphy’s is particularly dramatic, covered in pearls and crystals.
6:42 p.m.: Jordan Roth made a dramatic entrance in an Iris van Herpen cape printed with to look like the interior of an opera house.
6:41 p.m.: Wendy Yu chose a tiered ombré gown that fades from pure white to cobalt.
6:40 p.m.: Taron Egerton, who’s set to play Elton John in the upcoming film Rocketman, arrived in a beaded tuxedo jacket and tiny bow tie.
6:37 p.m.: Rachel Brosnahan of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel fame is wearing a custom Erdem gown in fuchsia silk.
6:35 p.m.: Are you sensing a gold theme? Mindy Kaling wore a luminous gold sequined gown, dyeing her hair a pale blonde shade to match.
6:34 p.m.: Rocketman star Richard Madden is wearing an all-black draped tuxedo from Dior Men’s Fall 2019 show.
6:34 p.m.: Model Caroline Trentini is channeling both camp and surrealism in a pearl-encrusted “skeleton dress” by Thom Browne.
6:33 p.m.: Rapper 21 Savage is veering on the safe side of camp in a black tuxedo jacket with golden embellishments.
6:31 p.m.: Awkwafina chose a pleated bronze gown with oversize ruffle sleeves by Altuzarra.
6:28 p.m.: Victoria’s Secret model Sara Sampaio is stepping out in a voluminous white dress by August Getty with silver beadwork.
6:26 p.m.: Designer Dapper Dan arrived in custom Gucci, a brand he has collaborated with for the past two years. He also dressed a number of guests tonight, including model Ashley Graham.
6:22 p.m.: Karlie Kloss is wearing one of the shortest dresses we’ve seen tonight, a gold mini with major puffed sleeves. She’s with her husband, Joshua Kushner, who chose a simple black suit.
6:20 p.m.: Céline Dion is in a silver fringe bodysuit with a feather headpiece.
6:10 p.m.: Pastel hair is emerging as a major trend tonight. Regina Hall paired her pale pink dye job with a sparkling brocade off-the-shoulder gown.
6:07 p.m.: Model Ashley Graham is sporting a custom Gucci blazer designed in collaboration with Dapper Dan.
5:59 p.m.: The night’s final host has arrived! Harry Styles is wearing a sheer black pussy-bow blouse, black trousers, and a single pearl earring, all by Gucci. He is with Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele, who chose a pink ruffled suit and jeweled headband.
5:58 p.m.: Laverne Cox is here, dressed in a black ruffled Christian Siriano gown “inspired by fantasy” that she has complemented with pale turquoise hair.
5:53 p.m.: Billy Porter has arrived in a gold bodysuit, beaded cape, and a chain headpiece, along with a posse of shirtless men in gold trousers. He was carried up the Met’s stairs on a traditional litter, the open bed pharaohs were transported on in Ancient Egypt. Can you say “camp?”
5:47 p.m.: Serena Williams, who is also hosting tonight’s event with Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, and Anna Wintour, just arrived and is walking the carpet in a custom neon yellow gown by Versace.
5:41 p.m.: Did you think she was stopping there? Gaga’s pink dress came off to reveal sparkling black lingerie, fishnet tights, and her signature platform boots. Surely this is her last look—but when it comes to Gaga, you can never know for sure.
5:36 p.m.: But wait… there’s more! Lady Gaga has removed her black dress to expose a slim hot pink column, swapping her umbrella for a massive old-school cell phone and black sunglasses.
5:24 p.m.: Once she made it to the top of the staircase, Lady Gaga removed the gown to reveal a black strapless dress and posed for the cameras with a curious accessory: an umbrella.
5:23 p.m.: Lady Gaga is here! She’s wearing a voluminous hot pink gown by her friend and former stylist Brandon Maxwell with a train so long, a few handlers had to help carry it up the museum’s stairs. See the look here.
5:18 p.m.: Bee Carrozzini walks the carpet in a black suit with a crimson rosette and train designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.
5:13 p.m.: Vogue editor in chief and Condé Nast artistic director Anna Wintour has arrived in a Chanel couture pink sequined gown and feathered cape. She’s hosting tonight’s event with Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, and Serena Williams, who are likely to arrive soon.
5:11 p.m.: Liza Koshy has arrived in custom Balmain. She will be interviewing celebrities on camera throughout the evening—stay tuned for her coverage later tonight.
4:40 p.m.: Before the 170 incredible pieces from the exhibition were installed at the Met, they were on the runway. Here are 80 debuts of fantastic frocks.
4:30 p.m.: Guests will be walking up the Met's staircase tonight in honor of the museum's "Camp: Notes on Fashion exhibit." Get all the details of the massive exhibition here.
4:27 p.m.: Need a primer on camp? Let Hamish Bowles explain.
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