The Craziest And Most Dramatic Outfits From The 2019 Met Gala

The theme for the 2019 Met Gala was “Notes of Camp.” No, that doesn’t mean the carpet was filled with cargo shorts. Pioneered by black drag queens in the 20th century, camp fashion embraces irony, humor, parody, theatrics, and exaggeration.

The 2019 theme was an open invitation for celebrities to not take themselves so seriously, while still serving up high fashion looks. The stars who arrived brought some of the most extreme, dramatic, and risqué looks we’ve ever seen on the Met Gala carpet and it worked perfectly.

Billy Porter Was Practically Angelic On The Pink Carpet

billy porter 2019 met gala gold winged outfit
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Karwai Tang/Getty Images

2019 has been the year that Billy Porter breaks down every wall in high fashion. He famously wore a tuxedo ballgown to the 2019 Oscars that took our breath away and at the Met Gala, he managed to one-up his past look. For the Gala, he arrived wearing a catsuit covered in gold tassels that featured 10-foot wings and a 24-karat gold headpiece.

The only thing more camp than Porter’s outfit was his entrance, where he was carried in on a black velvet couch that was carried by six very fit men.