Through more than 250 objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present, The Costume Institute’s spring 2019 exhibition explores the origins of camp’s exuberant aesthetic. Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp'” provides the framework for the exhibition, which examines how the elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion.
Every year The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute presents an exhibition dedicated to the specific theme in fashion. It is usually kicked off by The Met Ball in early May – an annual fundraising fashion event for benefit of the Costume’s Institute. This year’s theme is “Camp: Notes on Fashion”.
I didn’t get a chance to visit the exhibition this year but my sister was there and took some great photos. She was kind to let me use them for my post so here they are. Enjoy!
You can find the overview of the previous year’s exhibitions in my posts below: