The Met Gala Was A Sea Of Pink. Here's Why
Just three days ago, Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour told The Today Show that this year's Met Gala red carpet "might not be red." She didn't reveal what color it would be, but she did give a hint when she said "you just have to think about camp".
While glitters definitely came to mind, today we found out that in lieu of a red carpet, they opted to go with pink, and for good reason: pink is a color closely associated to play and the pretend world—think Barbie dolls and the entire mood that comes along with it!
Check out Anna Wintour giving hints about the Met Gala in this video below:
In a nutshell, Anna shared that Camp is all about "everything that's artificial, fake, and not really what you think it means." And pink, a color that's not to be taken too seriously, set the tone for yet another memorable Met Gala fashion parade. Lined with pink roses on both sides, the steps of the Met Museum transformed into some form of Barbie-like world, where celebrities and fashion personalities played pretend in their couture-worthy "campy" ensembles.
READ: The METRO Best Dressed List: Met Gala 2019
And speaking of campy ensembles, a whole lot of them opted to sport the hue of the moment, and did so in really interesting executions. Here we look back at some of the quirkiest, camp-worthiest pink carpet moments that caught our eye:
Nicki Minaj in Prabal Gurung
Hailey Bieber in Alexander Wang
Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell
Anna Wintour in Chanel Couture
Gone camping. Vogue Editor-in-Chief and Condé Nast Artistic Director Anna Wintour wears a Chanel couture pink sequined gown and feathered cape. Directed by @bardiazeinali DP @kellyjeffrey Movement @sherriesilver Steadicam @yoshisteadiop Production @prodn_artandcommerce Edit & Post Production @modern.post Titles @duzansky Set Design @davidjameswhite_ Motion Design @mangomotiondesign Music @50cent
Kacey Musgraves in Moschino
Ashley Graham in Gucci
Dakota Johnson in Gucci
To this year’s @metcostumeinstitute benefit—the #MetGala—@dakotajohnson wore a custom #Gucci iridescent glitter tulle long cape sleeve gown featuring heart, drops, ray and crystal embroideries. #DakotaJohnson wears Rouge à Lèvres Satin shade numer 203 ‘Mildred Rosewood’ from the new lipstick collection. #MetCamp #AlessandroMichele @alessandro_michele @guccibeauty #GucciBeauty Photo by @bradelterman.
Taylor Hill in Ralph Lauren
Taylor Hill wears a custom Ralph Lauren Collection pearlescent pink hammered satin evening gown and feather coat to attend the 2019 #MetGala. . The look recalls Ralph Lauren’s Great Gatsby-inspired collection for Spring 2012, which @VogueMagazine noted at the time was “tailor-made for the spotlight.” . See more via Instagram Stories. . #RLRedCarpet #RLCollection #RalphLauren #MetCamp @Taylor_Hill #TaylorHill
Emma Roberts in Giambattista Valli
Doutzen Kroes in Gambattista Valli
? ??@doutzen, @taylor_hill, @madelame, @abbeylee, @charli_xcx and @camilamorrone attend the 2019 Met Gala wearing . ??????? ? ???#FTMEvent / #DoutzenKroes #TaylorHill #charliexcx #MetGala #MetCamp #CampNotesOnFashion #event #appearance #style #model / photo credit: @gettyimages
Liza Koshy in Balmain
Lucy Boynton in Prada
Naomi Campbell in Maison Valentino
Cristina Iglesias in Oscar dela Renta