Lady Gaga strips to her underwear, Jared Leto brings his severed head to Met Gala. See pics of their whacky costumes
Celebrities from around the world tried to out-camp each other at the 2019 Met Gala, hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts in New York on Monday. Actor and signer Lady Gaga used the pink carpet as a runway and a changing station, earning giggles and claps from Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. She wore long golden eyelashes and a huge fuchsia dress, peeling off layer after layer.
Brandon Maxwell, who created Gaga’s reveal, helped her navigate the stairs as she posed with several helpers. Maxwell undressed her further, revealing a black strapless asymmetrical ballgown underneath with a huge side bustle. Then she undressed again to show off a pink dress reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, walking up and down the carpet. But she wasn’t done. Moments later, she was down to a glittering bra and underwear set, with huge platform shoes. Check out her pics.
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Gaga wasn’t the only one to shock attendees at the gala. Suicide Squad actor Jared Leto was accompanied by his own (fake) head. Leto wore a red caftan with jewel loops, cradling his long-haired macabre version of himself.
Singer Katy Perry wore a chandelier dress, bringing her own light to the pink carpet. Perry, whose look was created by Jeremy Scott for Moschino, said she wanted to be “of the light,” though she appeared concerned her heavy looking headpiece would topple as she smiled and walked precariously up the stairs, designer Diane von Furstenberg briefly in her orbit as Lady Liberty. Perry, Bella Hadid dished, “had to be trucked here in a UPS truck.” (She changed from chandelier to a fully loaded Moschino burger for dinner).
Lupita Nyong’o spent four hours getting ready in a rainbow, cool chick getup, her hair high and packed with golden Afro picks. Justice League star Ezra Miller too shocked everyone with his silicon face mask, covering a multiple pair of painted eyes.
This year’s gala theme, Camp: Notes on Fashion, was inspired by a seminal 1964 essay by Susan Sontag in which she describes the phenomenon as something that shan’t be talked about: “To talk about Camp is therefore to betray it.” The theme is chosen for the Costume Institute’s spring exhibition and gala guests are encouraged to take it on.
Zendaya’s Cinderella Tommy Hilfiger dress went aglow with the wave of a magic wand. She dropped one of her see-through slippers on the way up for the cocktail hour.
Harry Styles offered a tad of see-through via his custom Gucci organza shirt with black lace, donning a single bee earing and heeled booties. Kim Kardashian West was dewy in tight, tight, tight couture Thierry Mugler, husband Kanye West stone-faced silent at her side in a Dickey’s zip jacket. Sister Kylie Jenner went for purple from her loose dyed hair to her big feather-muff sleeves, giving partner Travis Scott a peck on the lips as she walked.
(With inputs from agencies)
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