On the first Monday of May every year, celebrities and public figures attend the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual gala sporting over-the-top outfits that nearly always become instant . The event celebrates the Met’s opening of its fashion exhibit at The Costume Institute, and the celebration’s dress code matches its theme. This year’s theme, “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” had Twitter abuzz before the gala even got underway, with many asking the same question: What the hell is camp?
No, it’s not where you spent your summers as a kid, as many Twitter users guessed.
solidarity to everyone else pretending to understand what camp is today…I first started pretending to understand what camp was in seventh grade. it was a different kind of camp but the feeling is the same
— the other Daniel Mallory Ortberg (@danielortberg) May 6, 2019
— Tyler Coates (@tylercoates) May 6, 2019
my two brain cells seeing that the met gala theme was camp and thinking it meant summer camp: pic.twitter.com/sWf1meiCsL