The annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala — or Met Gala — is famed for its A-list celebrities and haute couture gowns.
And this year’s costumes did not disappoint.
The theme of Camp: Notes on Fashion was inspired by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay, in which she describes it as something that shouldn’t be talked about.
“To talk about Camp is therefore to betray it,” Sontag wrote.
Celebrities from the worlds of fashion, film, music and sport converged on the pink carpet in New York to show off their humorous, exaggerated and liberal interpretations.
We saw everything from sequins, neon, trains and capes, to a seven-eyed face, a decapitated head and a chandelier.
Yes, you read that right.
So without further ado, here were some of the most notable looks from the night:
Janelle Monae wore a Christian Siriano creation, complete with a motorised blinking eye over one breast. Monae said the look was inspired by one of her favourite artists, Picasso. (Reuters: Andrew Kelly)
Celine Dion wore a feathered headpiece and full-length fringe by Oscar de la Renta. About her outfit, she told the New York Times: “The day you start thinking about comfort, you’re getting old.” (Reuters: Andrew Kelly)
Actor Ezra Miller, known for his roles in the Fantastic Beasts films, We Need to Talk About Kevin and The Perks of Being a Wallflower, served up a unique look of a seven-eyed face. (Reuters: Andrew Kelly)
Fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg represented her muse since 2017, the Statue of Liberty. One of her latest philanthropic projects is the Statue of Liberty Museum in New York, set to open May, 2019. (Reuters: Andrew Kelly)
Anna Wintour, the American Vogue editor-in-chief who hosts the Met Gala, wore a Chanel gown topped by a cape of pink and black feathers, a nod to the night’s mascot of a flamingo. (Reuters: Andrew Kelly)
Some fan favourites
Actress and singer Zendaya channelled a Cinderella transformation:
@quacksonqueen: every time I watch this I find is so pleasing the glow of the dress and law and zendaya looking and being an iconic duo #MetGala
Actress Lena Waithe from Master of None and Ready Player One wore a look that made a literal statement. The back of her suit reads: Black Drag Queens Invented Camp.
@marcmalkin: she wins again. @LenaWaithe #MetGala
Ugly Betty Actor Michael Urie gave us a visually fascinating half-half:
@whatatravestea: “of course i’ve got a prom date. i’m my own date” #METGala
Kim Kardashian went for the wet look:
@KimKardashian: Mugler Drip. Straight out of the ocean @manfredTmugler. His first design in 20 years
And speaking of the Kardashian-Jenner family, here is matriarch Kris Jenner with Corey Gamble, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Kendal Jenner, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott.
@onedgemedia_: Whole Squad At The #MetGala