Camp: Notes on Fashion at The Met Museum

Camp: Notes on Fashion, the Costume Institute’s Spring 2019 exhibition at The Met Museum Fifth Avenue, explores the origins of camp’s exuberant aesthetic. Utilizing Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp'” for its framework, the exhibit examines the abundant expression of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, and theatricality in fashion.

On display at this annual fashion extravaganza, you’ll see over 250 objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present. Prime examples of the Camp aesthetic include a large variety of shoes, dresses, handbags, accessories, and so much more. The exhibit is a great way to increase your understanding of the history of fashion design.  And with all the bright, playful colors, it’s also the perfect way to punch up your Instagram feed. So, plan your outfit carefully and keep your camera at the ready for this immersive, one-of-a-kind exhibition.

The exhibition is located in The Met’s Gallery 999, and runs from May 9, 2019 through October 8, 2019.

Learn more about our visit to last year’s exhibit, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, in our post here.

Learn more about The Costume Institute here.

The Costume Institute’s Heavenly Bodies at Met Museum

The Costume Institute’s spring 2018 exhibition Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination—located at both The Met Fifth Avenue and additionaly at one of its subsidiaries, The Met Cloisters—is a continuation of the program’s efforts to explore the connection between fashion and art. Using The Met’s formidable medieval art collection, this year’s exhibition examines fashion’s ongoing engagement with the devotional practices and the traditions of Catholicism and includes robes and accessories never seen outside of The Vatican.

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination runs from May 10, 2018 through October 8, 2018.

Learn more about our recent visit to the exhibit in our post here.

Learn more about The Costume Institute here.

Learn more about The Met Cloisters here.