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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