This year’s Met Gala will be on May 6th. We’re less than a month away. Over the years, I’ve grown to love covering the Met Gala – it’s so much less stressful than the awards season, because I don’t have to sit there and watch a four-hour awards show where a white savior bullsh-t movie wins Best Picture (I’m still salty AF). This year’s Met Gala theme is “camp,” as in campy fashion, costumes and glitz and cheeseball rhinestones and glitter and drag. I’m actually looking forward to seeing how attendees interpret the theme – I was pleasantly surprised by last year’s “Catholic imagination” theme and how people interpreted it, and I think “camp” is broad enough for people to have a lot of fun, especially with vintage styles.
The co-chairs of this year’s Met Gala were announced months ago: Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, Serena Williams and Alessandro Michele of Gucci (which is serving as a co-sponsor). With a Gucci-associate as co-chair, I would assume that many people will be dressed in new and vintage Gucci. Don’t wear the vintage Tom Ford-for-Gucci stuff though, that’s not camp enough.
Anyway, with only weeks to go, Anna Wintour is finally releasing some additional information about the guest list (from THR). Here are some of the names she’s confirmed from the 183-person guest list (so far): Bradley Cooper, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o and Jennifer Lopez with fiance Alex Rodriguez, Bryan Lourd and Ryan Murphy, Cher (unconfirmed, but there are rumors), Tom Ford, Donatella Versace, Miuccia Prada, Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli and Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller. Also: Annette de la Renta, Wendi Murdoch, Sean and Alexandra Parker, Venus Williams, Cam Newton.
I’m really looking forward to seeing what Venus and Serena Williams will do for the theme, and what Serena will do as co-chair. Also: it looks like both Serena and Venus will be skipping the “mandatory” tournament in Madrid this year, I guess? Serena skipped it last year. They both basically play whenever they want. I’m also looking forward to seeing how women like J.Lo and Lupita interpret the campy theme. I’m not looking forward to Blake Lively though – you know exactly what she’ll do, show up in a glam-princess dress and call it a day. Gaga will bring it though.
Photos courtesy of WENN.