Miley Cyrus in Saint Laurent at the Met Gala: ’80s villain or camp AF?

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Someone on E! News said that Miley Cyrus was a million times more “camp” during her Bangerz period than she was last night at the Met Gala. They made a good point – back then, she was a buffet of kitchy excess and pop culture madness. For the Met Gala, she went pure ‘80s in this Saint Laurent ensemble. (Update: her jewelry is by Loree Rodkin.) I sort of understand what she was attempting: campy ‘80s villain in a teen movie, right?

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Zoe Kravitz in Saint. Laurent. I mean… I get what she was going for, but I think she could have done way better.

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Demi Moore in Saint Laurent. Not camp at all. Not really trying to be.

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Shawn Mendes in Saint Laurent. Just think of how he really could have camped it up, instead we get this sort of boring faux-Elvis look.

Shawn Mendes at arrivals for Camp: Notes...

Sienna Miller in Paco Rabanne. I don’t really get it, is the look supposed to be “cokehead camp”?

Celebrity arrivals pose on the pink carpet for the Costume Institute Benefit Met Gala

Ezra Miller understood the theme and it’s freaking me out! This is Burberry.

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  1. Erinn says:

    I love that Shawn kid. I think he’s a pretty good egg. But I do wish he’d camped it up. He’s a good looking guy – he could have pulled off a dramatic look.

    Demi looks really pretty, even though she’s not on theme. She hasn’t been to the Met Gala in a while, has she?

    Zoe – didn’t Lily Collins wear a gown recently that had the same kind of heart shape on it – but hers had a mesh or lace inlay or something? It seems familiar.

  2. Karen2 says:

    Kudos to Ezra. Its the face mask that makes the camp look. & the painted nails. Wonderful. Wonderful. I have long suspected that Mileys crazy is pretty tame compared to what is really crazy in show biz & that vanilla outfit just proves my theory.

  3. Alissa says:

    Ezra’s look completely blew me away. He 100% understood the theme and fully committed to it. I don’t super care for him, but he was my favorite – I think Cara, him, Billy, and Cardi were among my top favorites of the night.

  4. Lady D says:

    I’ve never seen anything like Ezra’s. Is there a prize for costumes at the Met?

  5. lucy2 says:

    Ezra is making me dizzy, my eyes can’t focus on his face!
    Miley’s arms look horrible. Are all those random tattoos real?

    • Alissa says:

      They unfortunately are. She went really crazy with tattoos for a period and now…yeah.

    • Snowslow says:

      Zoe has exactly the same tatted arms and yet you don’t point it out.

      • Alissa says:

        If you compare the two photos, they’re not nearly as noticeable as Miley’s. They also look to be less numerous based on that photo.

      • Snowslow says:

        It’s a question of angle and Zoe not stretching her arms out. But if you watch Little Big Lies… they’re there.

      • Alissa says:

        Right, I understand that. I’m pretty familiar with both Miley and Zoe. I’m guessing that the photos in this post is what lucy2 was using to compare, so I was pointing out that if you compare the photos in the post, Miley’s are a lot more noticeable. Hence why she would have only mentioned Miley’s.

      • lucy2 says:

        I didn’t even notice Zoe’s, but scrolling back up, yeah she has a bunch too, though they’re mostly just around her wrists and forearms. With the dress she’s wearing and the large bracelets, they’re not as noticeable. In these photos of Miley, the sheer number of them and the way she’s posing, hers are very distracting, IMO.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Snowslow, they aren’t the exact same and they aren’t in the same place. Were you trying to accuse lucy2 of bias or something? Maybe they just like one set of tats more than the other? Not a crime!

      • SKF says:

        I don’t like them on either of them but Zoe’s are a little bit better and better placed, and frankly she oozes cool and can pull them off. Miley oozes “trying so hard to be edgy cool and not the vanilla that I am scared I might be”. She is a fun girl but she tries waaaaaay too hard to be something she clearly isn’t.

    • Chaine says:

      I felt dizzy too, just looking at the photo. Imagine being at his table for dinner and trying to look at him and talk to him live in person!

    • Jen says:

      I was wondering the same thing. Yikes.

    • The Recluse says:

      The randomness of those tattoos are kind of distracting and annoying. If they had been arranged in a certain manner or pattern? (It’s the artist in me.)

      • Some chick says:

        And yet, each and every one holds specific meaning and memories for Miley.

        Since they’re her tattoos, I don’t think it’s anyone else’s business.

        If you don’t have tattoos yourself, it’s easy to overlook all but the most superficial aspects.

        Her body, her choice.

  6. Emby says:

    I like Sienna Miller’s look.

    • ClaireB says:

      Yeah, I’m actually feeling the camp in her overly-glam 70s cokehead party dress. It works for me!

    • BchyYogi says:

      Sienna Miller’s look wasn’t camp atall, but it is a gorgeous dress, fit etc. She COULD have added better hair, then “maybe”?

  7. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Ezra Miller! What an eye for camp detail. I totally see what he’s doing here. Perfect 20/20 vision! Okay I’m done.

    Wtf Miley? You should’ve channeled your rebel dayz. And I think the other ladies, Zoe, Demi and Sienna, were each channeling Erté, trying to anyway.

    • Some chick says:

      Have you seen the Erte’ inspired look that Zac Posen did? Gorgeous and totally on point. I really think he is underrated as a designer and especially his custom work.

  8. Va Va Kaboom says:

    Okay Ezra Miller is the MCP of the night. I was so really excited about this year’s theme and have been disappointed so few attendees got it/went with it. But Ezra and Cara totally make up for the explosion of blah that covered everyone else.

  9. Snowslow says:

    Ezra Miller and Cara Delevingne should be besties. Both FTW

  10. SM says:

    When Ezra showed up, everyone else should have just went home.

  11. Toniko says:

    Tell me please all those Miley tats are fake?! please..

  12. Chimney says:

    I like Miley’s dress as a general party dress but no it’s not camp, maybe could have been if she’s gone big with the styling.

    Ezra Miller is not afraid to go whole hog for a theme and I am here for it! I hope he had a great time, I can’t imagine how people carried on conversations with him in person though. I’d be dizzy

  13. Sisi says:

    Ezra is having a flirtation with the grotesque, but every aspect of his look is exquisitely executed, Love it.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      The eyes are so well done. They look very multidimensional. If that is make-up, the artist is incredibly skilled!

  14. Veronica S. says:

    I love Zoe’s dress, but it’s definitely not quite on the mark for this theme. I can see what she was going for – but imagine that during the romance theme a few years back, right? Lovely.

    Ezra may have very well been my favorite after Billy Porter. He may be insufferable, but boy does he embrace fashion the right way.

  15. Usedtobe says:

    I really like Miley’s outfit. Not necessarily for the MET but I just really like it.
    Ezra (I feel bad not knowing who he is) looks fan-freaking-tastic. Love it.

    • Cdoggy says:

      You must see the movie We Need to Talk About Kevin. Ezra was extraordinary in this movie. You may know him from the Amy Schumer movie Trainwreck. He was the teenager she made out with whose mom walked in on them.

  16. huckle says:

    I LOVE Sienna Miller’s dress. It’s beautiful!!!

  17. Layla Beans says:

    What is going on with Sienna Miller’s face? Has she had work done? I hardly recognize her.

  18. FluffyPrincess says:

    Wow! Ezra killed it this year! So, so good.

    Even though Demi’s outfit didn’t fit the theme at all, for any other event–that is an amazing and beautiful tuxedo-esque dress.

    Miley is so cute, but I feel like her tattoos are so random — like she did them with magic marker and she didn’t wash them off before the show.

    • SKF says:

      Saint Laurent’s aesthetic isn’t very camp… Although their most recent neon collection has some good elements of it. Amber Valletta had the best camp look for SL – she wore basically a dancer’s leotard and tights with a giant neon yellowy-green featherd cape over the top which she took off at times. That was camp for sure.

  19. Ann says:

    Brad Goreski styled Demi for this. I felt embarrassed for him last night when he was talking about the look he put together for her. Totally not camp. Totally not anything. He looked fantastic in the zebra print suit so maybe he spent more time on his own styling? I liked Miley’s look. Lol at the “coke head camp”!

  20. rose says:

    Ezra Miller’s outfit killed it. Such uniqueness and all the eyes freak me out.

  21. Owsmama says:

    Love Ezra!

  22. TrixC says:

    I quite like Miley’s look, but it’s not camp. None of the other ladies in this post are camp either. Ezra on the other hand looks outstanding, so inventive.

  23. Marianne says:

    Obviously this is just me, but when I heard the them was camp, i thought plaid shirts and maybe those rip-stop pants and so on. Like, camping. Clearly, I have no business ever being invited to a Met Gala.

    Secondly, and fully prepared to take a lot of fire here, but I cannot stand to look at Miley’s tatoos. While I generally loathe tatoos anyway, hers look especially like an out of control 3 year-old went crazy with magic markers on the kitchen wall and wait till her parents see it because she is in trooooouuuuuubbbbble. But anyway.

  24. Anare says:

    Ezra Miller nailed it. So freaky. Miley and a lot of the it girl models seemed to confuse camp and avant-garde. Miley doesn’t look camp to me at all. She also doesn’t look like she is having much fun.

  25. Ye says:

    I dont know who Ezra is but that look deserved its own post.