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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pink F?r?i?d?a?y? Monday. #MetGala (??: Getty Images)

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Hailey Bieber in Alexander Wang

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Met! Thank you for having me again @voguemagazine and thank you @alexanderwangny ??

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Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Baby she was BORN this way. #MetGala (??: Getty Images)

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Anna Wintour in Chanel Couture

 

Kacey Musgraves in Moschino

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Country singer, #KaceyMusgraves looks pretty in pink as #MoschinoBarbie. #MetGala (?? gettyimages)

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Ashley Graham in Gucci

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This photo is more than Insta-Graham worthy. ?? #MetGala (??: Getty Images)

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Dakota Johnson in Gucci

 

Taylor Hill in Ralph Lauren

 

Emma Roberts in Giambattista Valli

 

Doutzen Kroes in Gambattista Valli

 

Liza Koshy in Balmain

 

Lucy Boynton in Prada

 

Naomi Campbell in Maison Valentino

 

Cristina Iglesias in Oscar dela Renta

 

Lead photos via @enews, @haileybieber, @voguemagazine, and @metromagph