As always, the red carpet for the Met Gala this year was a star-studded affair, teeming with impeccably-costumed celebrities. That, of course, includes Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, and Kendall Jenner – all of whom, took the “Camp: Notes on Fashion” theme to the extreme.
The gala and exhibit were inspired by the 1964 essay “Notes on Camp” by Susan Sontag, in which, she describes the camp aesthetic as “love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.”
So, naturally, the Kardashian-Jenner clan could hardly be better suited to the theme.
Kim Kardashian Makes a Splash
Renowned designer Thierry Mugler actually came out of retirement to create Kim Kardashian West’s “dripping” wet ensemble. Even if you’re no fan of the reality star, the illusion created by Mugler’s beaded latex dress is quite impressive.
Yes, it actually made the businesswoman and TV star look like she was dripping wet.
“This is the first time in 20 years Mr. Mugler has designed for the House of Mugler. So to come and design this gown for me is such an honor,” Kardashian West explained to Vogue during a red carpet interview. “This is about eight months in the making … He envisioned me this California girl stepping out of the ocean, wet, dripping.”
The nailed every part of the look, which included “wet” hair and glistening makeup. Even her nails had droplets.
Kendall and Kylie Jenner Channel Their Inner Showgirls
Jenner sisters Kendall and Kylie also showed up to the event in full-on camp with over-the-top, showgirl-inspired, Versace ensembles.
For Kendall, she accessorized her feathered, tangerine gown with jewelry from Tiffany & Co.
“We kinda decided to go for it. Kylie and I worked on it and we came up with a fun vibe with Donatella,” the 23-year-old supermodel told E! “My dress has a lot of feathers at the bottom, so I almost tripped myself but, yeah. I saw pictures, she’s a rock star and I love her. She’s amazing.”
Kylie wore a mermaid-like lilac gown with a voluminous ostrich stole and a matching purple wig.
“I can’t breathe a little bit, but I feel good,” the makeup mogul and Forbes-labeled ‘self-made billionaire’ said.