Camp: Notes on Fashion

"The connoisseur of Camp finds pleasure in the coarsest, commonest pleasures, in the arts of the masses." —Susan Sontag, 1964

Since the exhibit launched in May with the annual celebrity gala hosted by Anna Wintour, Lady Gaga and Gucci's Alessandro Michele among others, The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute 2019 exhibit titled "Camp: Notes on Fashion" - after the 1964 Susan Sontag novel of the same name - has captured the imagination of the fashion community with its exploration of everything camp.

Using pieces from iconic designers like Moschino, Gucci, Mugler, and Thom Browne, curator Andrew Bolton explores the influence of humor, irreverence, irony, theater and comedy in fashion. Using prints, trompe l'oeil, feathers and other embellishments with influence from art, pop culture, gender and politics, the designers featured in the exhibit produced unique, often now iconic, garments that must be seen!

The exhibit closes on Sunday, September 8 so catch it while you can!

Shop Clothia's campiest pieces below.
Photos © Johnny Dufort, 2019

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  • Swan Short Dress
    Swan Dress
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    Aska
    Regular price
    $225
    Sale price
    $225
  • Trapeze Layered Peekaboo Top
    Trapeze Layered Peekaboo Top
    Vendor
    Leandro Cano
    Regular price
    $1,060
    Sale price
    $1,060
  • Plaid Jacket Dress
    Plaid Jacket Dress
    Vendor
    JCPAJARES
    Regular price
    $435
    Sale price
    $435
  • Mannequin Print Dress
    Mannequin Print Dress
    Vendor
    Juan Vidal
    Regular price
    $885
    Sale price
    $885
  • Velvet Floral Fit and Flare Gown
    Velvet Floral Fit and Flare Gown
    Vendor
    Leandro Cano
    Regular price
    $1,115
    Sale price
    $1,115
  • Bat Bouquet Lace Trim Shirt
    Bat Bouquet Lace Trim Shirt
    Vendor
    Aska
    Regular price
    $335
    Sale price
    $335
  • Photo Collage Sweater
    Photo Collage Sweater
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    Leandro Cano
    Regular price
    $335
    Sale price
    $335
  • Bra Shirt
    Bra Shirt
    Vendor
    Juan Vidal
    Regular price
    $520
    Sale price
    $520

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