Bella Hadid arrives at the 2019 Met Ball Gala in New York City. Getty Images

It’s the event that used to be known as “a little bit more avant-garde than the Oscars” but is now more like THE ONLY FASHION EVENT IN THE WORLD. Held, as tradition, at The Met in New York City, the theme this year for the Met Ball Gala is Notes On Camp. And oh boy have the celebs have gone completely berzerk for it. There mustn’t be a stylist or designer left in the whole of the United States that isn’t currently covered in glittered, panting with exhaustion still clutching a hot glue gun.

But seriously, this event is the business. The absolute fashion BOSS of red carpets. It’s one that features couture of supreme proportions but pleasingly doesn’t take itself too seriously. To top it off the honcho and creator of the event, Vogue US editor in chief Anna Wintour took her place upon a regal mezzanine to watch the red carpet unfold. Flanked by her swarms of Andies and Emilys and Stanleys. It made it all look a little Colosseum fight-to-the-death, which, let’s be honest, it kind of is.

Anyway, the event is now well underway and here is just a snapshot of the glory that has been the Notes On Camp red carpet so far. There’s so much to unpack, it makes you just want to leave the suitcase spilling on the floor and have a lie down.

But let’s see, there’s Harry Styles with the Gucci silk shirting and the pearl earring. There’s Katy Perry dressed as a Moschino candelabra. Cardi B challenging Rihanna’s mega-train. There’s Gigi in an Icarus-infused Michael Kors catsuit. Bella in a Jeremy Scott piece of magnificence that only she could pull off. Then, of course, Lady Gaga in no less than four out-of-this-world outfit changes that makes us say “Ally who?”.

We’re also gunning for some rebel celebs to take bathroom selfies once again (even though it’s banned by Ms. Wintour). All the gold, all the feathers, all the insane architectural couture AND celebs-behaving-badly? What more could you ever want?

More to come…

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 06: Cardi B attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 06: Dakota Johnson attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 06: Zoe Kravitz attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
US singer/songwriter Katy Perry arrives for the 2019 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019, in New York. – The Gala raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute. The Gala’s 2019 theme is Camp: Notes on Fashion” inspired by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on Camp”. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 06: Rachel Brosnahan attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for THR)
Lucy Boynton arrives for the 2019 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019, in New York. – The Gala raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute. The Gala’s 2019 theme is Camp: Notes on Fashion” inspired by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on Camp”. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 06: Law Roach (L) and Zendaya attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 06: Bella Hadid attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for THR)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 06: Kerry Washington attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for THR)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 06: Lady Gaga attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes On Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 06: Gigi Hadid and Michael Kors attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 06: Harry Styles and Alessandro Michele attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)

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