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Met Gala 2019: Our best dressed picks

This compilation for our bedroom wall please (Pictures: Getty)
The Met Gala can be an infuriating ti..

By Sunday Herald Team , in Fashion , at May 7, 2019

This compilation for our bedroom wall please (Pictures: Getty)

The Met Gala can be an infuriating time for sticklers for a theme (me). Why, when you get invited to a prestigious themed party, would you decide to bypass it and go for a plain ballgown?

Thankfully, those that weve chosen for our best dressed picks of 2019 decided to run with the theme – which was Notes on Camp – and absolutely nail it.

Sadly we had no Rihanna this year. She usually acts as a great benchmark of how well everyone else is dressed, and leaves us all gasping for air under her thigh-highs.

Thankfully there were a few other VIPs who set the bar high enough for us to still be short of breath.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga at the 2019 Met Gala
Mother Met (Picture: Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic)

With a series of extra outfit changes, and some over-the-top posing on the pink carpet, it was clear Gaga was born for this theme.



Going from being dressed in a giant pink ball gown to laying spreadeagled on the stairs in her bra and knickers was a moment to behold from the ASIB actress.

Billy Porter

Billy Porter attends The 2019 Met Gala
Spread your wings you beautiful phoenix (Picture: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Probably the most iconic moment from this year;s ball was Billy Porter being carried in by a horde of burly men.

Aside from the Pose stars entrance, his outfit itself was magnificent, and gave us the glamour we craved with the personality we needed.

Tessa Thompson

Tessa Thompson attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala 2019
We hope she had some comfy insoles in those (Picture: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Although Tessa looks extremely elegant here, the leather daddy nods have enough subversiveness to make it perfect.

We hope there was plenty of hair whipping and whip whipping throughout the night.

Ezra Miller

 Ezra Miller attends The 2019 Met Gala
Heres looking at you kid. And you. And you. (Picture: Getty Images North America)

Ezra always comes through for the Met Gala, but were seeing a whole lot of NYC Club Kid in this outfit.

From the bedazzled corset to the train to the amazing makeup, were big fans.


Lizzo attends The 2019 Met Gala
Blame it on her juice (Picture: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

Lizzo looks like her third husband has mysteriously vanished, and shes roaming his mansion in her finery waiting for the will to come through.

The ostrich feathers give this piece a gorgeous shape, but the Lil Kim meet Marie Antionette wig is the cherry on top.



Zazie Beetz

Zazie Beetz attends The 2019 Met Gala
Two outfits for the price of one (Picture: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

Atlantas Zazie Beetz could very well marry herself in this fit, switching from front to back and handing the ring to herself.

Its great to see a woman serving a suit in a new way and making an androgynous look her own.

Cardi B

Cardi B attends The 2019 Met Gala
A queen reminding us to check our period trackers (Picture: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)#

Whats more camp than a dress so heavy you need an entourage to carry it?

Cardi is chanelling two camp icons in this piece: The hormone monster from Big Mouth and HIM from the Powerpuff Girls. We stan.

Celine Dion

Celine Dion at the 2019 Met Gala
Fringing works for Celine (Picture: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Celine has been an icon long before many of the pink carpet walkers were even born.

She doesnt really need to try, but she did because shes great. We will be seeing her in our dreams for the foreseeable.

Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross attends The 2019 Met Gala
Voguing for Vogue (Picture: Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

Give Tracees stylist, Karla Welch, a medal for this.

With a nod to Harlems African American Day Parades, shes a true work of art – and has interpreted the theme in a new and fun way.

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae attends The 2019 Met Gala
A wink to art history (Picture: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

This year required attendees to go big or go home, and Janelles four hats are pretty big indeed.


Looking like a Picasso come to life, she has nailed the whole bad-good-taste vibe of the evening.

Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves attends The 2019 Met Gala
Come on Kacey, lets go party (Picture: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

The Golden Hour singer has really come to embody modern camp fashion of late, and a full-length pink leather number is another one of her triumphs.

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