The 7 Campiest Looks From The Met’s ‘Camp: Notes On Fashion’ Show

by MR Magazine Staff

The essence of Camp “is its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration,” wrote Susan Sontag in Notes on Camp. “And Camp is esoteric—something of a private code, a badge of identity even, among small urban cliques.” Those cliques will likely grow next month, when the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute launches an exhibition dedicated to camp fashion from the 17th century to the present. “Camp’s disruptive nature and subversion of modern aesthetic values has often been trivialized, but this exhibition will reveal that it has had a profound influence on both high art and popular culture,” says Met director Max Hollein. “By tracing its evolution and highlighting its defining elements, the show will embody the ironic sensibilities of this audacious style, challenge conventional understandings of beauty and taste, and establish the critical role that this important genre has played in the history of art and fashion.” Read more at Newsweek.