Met Gala 2019 in photos: Gender-bending looks rule at the cray, crazy and campy party of the year

The annual Met Gala is synonymous with the over-the-top outfits of the who's who of Hollywood and fashion and sports, and oh, the $30,000 ticket per head. And it didn't disappoint us this year. The black-tie extravaganza Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute benefit is an annual fundraiser for the fashion department. 2019's theme 'Camp: Notes on Fashion' is a play on US writer and political activist Susan Sontag's 1964 essay, Notes on Camp. The outfits had to be based on "irony, humour, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality and exaggeration". Check out our favourite celebrity looks from the party of the year:
The annual Met Gala is synonymous with the over-the-top outfits of the who's who of Hollywood and the fashion industry, and oh, the $30,000 ticket per head. And it didn't disappoint us this year. The black-tie extravaganza Metropolitan Museum of Art Costu
The annual Met Gala is synonymous with the over-the-top outfits of the who's who of Hollywood and the fashion industry, and oh, the $30,000 ticket per head. And it didn't disappoint us this year. The black-tie extravaganza Metropolitan Museum of Art Costu
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Our favourite Billy Porter went Egyptian-esque sun god in gold wings and a chain head piece by the design duo the Blonds, carried onto the carpet by shirtless men in gold pants as he lay on top of a black throne. 'Camp is the art of being extra and I've always been extra,' he laughed. 'I'm from the theater so it's easy for me.' (Photo | AP)
Our favourite Billy Porter went Egyptian-esque sun god in gold wings and a chain head piece by the design duo the Blonds, carried onto the carpet by shirtless men in gold pants as he lay on top of a black throne. 'Camp is the art of being extra and I've always been extra,' he laughed. 'I'm from the theater so it's easy for me.' (Photo | AP)
Priyanka Chopra brought whimsy and animation to the pink carpet with a vibrant, yet unique custome-made Dior gown, while her husband Nick Jonas looked elegant in a white Dior Men tuxedo and glittering silver Christian Louboutin heeled shoes. (Photo | AP)
Priyanka Chopra brought whimsy and animation to the pink carpet with a vibrant, yet unique custome-made Dior gown, while her husband Nick Jonas looked elegant in a white Dior Men tuxedo and glittering silver Christian Louboutin heeled shoes. (Photo | AP)
Lady Gaga quite literally stole the show in her 4 dramatic costume appearances at the gala. First spotted in a fuchsia gown with a super long train, the singer was accompanied by men who sported tuxedos for the mega event and carried black umbrellas. They were followed by a person pulling a pink wagon that read, 'Haus of Gaga.' Inside the carriage were clear luggage cases from Maxwell's Spring 2019 collection, accessories including a hairbrush and sunglasses, cowboy hats and a black phone from the '90s. Gaga then revealed an asymmetrical black strapless gown underneath and then slowly removed her black gown to reveal a body-hugging pink dress and menagerie of Tiffany & Co diamonds. In the final act, Queen Gaga slipped out of the pink dress to reveal her black bra, fishnets, and pair underwear. (Photos | AP)
Lady Gaga quite literally stole the show in her 4 dramatic costume appearances at the gala. First spotted in a fuchsia gown with a super long train, the singer was accompanied by men who sported tuxedos for the mega event and carried black umbrellas. They were followed by a person pulling a pink wagon that read, 'Haus of Gaga.' Inside the carriage were clear luggage cases from Maxwell's Spring 2019 collection, accessories including a hairbrush and sunglasses, cowboy hats and a black phone from the '90s. Gaga then revealed an asymmetrical black strapless gown underneath and then slowly removed her black gown to reveal a body-hugging pink dress and menagerie of Tiffany & Co diamonds. In the final act, Queen Gaga slipped out of the pink dress to reveal her black bra, fishnets, and pair underwear. (Photos | AP)
Singer Dua Lipa rocked this Versace gown and boots at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the 'Camp: Notes on Fashion' exhibition on 6 May 2019, in New York. (Photo | AP)
Singer Dua Lipa rocked this Versace gown and boots at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the 'Camp: Notes on Fashion' exhibition on 6 May 2019, in New York. (Photo | AP)
Depika Padukone was every inch a Barbie doll in her Zack Posen metallic pink lurex jacquard gown embellished with 3D printed pieces meant to resemble embroidery. (Photo | Twitter)
Depika Padukone was every inch a Barbie doll in her Zack Posen metallic pink lurex jacquard gown embellished with 3D printed pieces meant to resemble embroidery. (Photo | Twitter)
Isha Ambani went for a beautiful soft lilac creation by Prabal Gurung, the designer who styled actress Deepika Padukone's look for last year's Met Gala. (Photo |Instagram)
Isha Ambani went for a beautiful soft lilac creation by Prabal Gurung, the designer who styled actress Deepika Padukone's look for last year's Met Gala. (Photo |Instagram)
Ezra Miller was the very definition of cray with his make-up, which saw three sets of eyes painted on his face, as well as a third eye in the middle of his forehead. (Photo | AP)
Ezra Miller was the very definition of cray with his make-up, which saw three sets of eyes painted on his face, as well as a third eye in the middle of his forehead. (Photo | AP)
Gigi Hadid stunned in silver cat woman style in a swirl-pattern jumpsuit, long coat and helmet-like hat, with long spiked white eyelashes. (Photo | AP)
Gigi Hadid stunned in silver cat woman style in a swirl-pattern jumpsuit, long coat and helmet-like hat, with long spiked white eyelashes. (Photo | AP)
Janelle Monae, always evocative on the carpet, balanced multiple hats piled high on her head wearing a pink and black gown with a black-and-white eye covering her breast on one side, courtesy of designer Christian Siriano. (Photo | AP)
Janelle Monae, always evocative on the carpet, balanced multiple hats piled high on her head wearing a pink and black gown with a black-and-white eye covering her breast on one side, courtesy of designer Christian Siriano. (Photo | AP)
YouTube sensation Lilly Singh wore Jeremy Scott's floral-inspired gown with long black gloves. (Photo | AP)
YouTube sensation Lilly Singh wore Jeremy Scott's floral-inspired gown with long black gloves. (Photo | AP)
Lupita Nyong'o spent four hours getting ready in a rainbow, cool chick getup, her hair high and packed with golden Afro picks. (Photo | AP)
Lupita Nyong'o spent four hours getting ready in a rainbow, cool chick getup, her hair high and packed with golden Afro picks. (Photo | AP)
Ashley (left) and Mary Kate went very Olsen and Olsen twins (no surprises there) with their vintage Chanel couture. (Photo | AP)
Ashley (left) and Mary Kate went very Olsen and Olsen twins (no surprises there) with their vintage Chanel couture. (Photo | AP)
Kim Kardashian West was dewy in tight, tight, tight couture Thierry Mugler, husband Kanye West stone-faced silent at her side in a Dickey's zip jacket. Sister Kylie Jenner went for purple from her loose dyed hair to her big feather-muff sleeves. (Photo | AP)
Kim Kardashian West was dewy in tight, tight, tight couture Thierry Mugler, husband Kanye West stone-faced silent at her side in a Dickey's zip jacket. Sister Kylie Jenner went for purple from her loose dyed hair to her big feather-muff sleeves. (Photo | AP)
Nicki Minaj wore a short pink Prabal Gurung dress with yards and yards to her train. (Photo | AP)
Nicki Minaj wore a short pink Prabal Gurung dress with yards and yards to her train. (Photo | AP)
Kim Kardashian at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the 'Camp: Notes on Fashion' exhibition on 6 May, 2019, in New York. (Photo | AP)
Kim Kardashian at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the 'Camp: Notes on Fashion' exhibition on 6 May, 2019, in New York. (Photo | AP)
Hailee Steinfeld made a statement in a quirky tulle gown with tongue-in-cheek 'no photos please' message. (Photo | AP)
Hailee Steinfeld made a statement in a quirky tulle gown with tongue-in-cheek 'no photos please' message. (Photo | AP)
Jennifer Lopez shined bright like a thousand diamonds in her silver fringe beaded Versace dress, upping the diamond quotient with Harry Winston jewels, including a purple sapphire-and-diamond necklace, weighing in at 129.48 carats and set in platinum. It features a 65.32-carat cushion-cut purple sapphire set in a cluster of diamonds. She added vintage 1972 diamond chandelier earrings, plus a number of bracelets and handful of rings from the jeweler according to a report in People. (Photo | AP)
Jennifer Lopez shined bright like a thousand diamonds in her silver fringe beaded Versace dress, upping the diamond quotient with Harry Winston jewels, including a purple sapphire-and-diamond necklace, weighing in at 129.48 carats and set in platinum. It features a 65.32-carat cushion-cut purple sapphire set in a cluster of diamonds. She added vintage 1972 diamond chandelier earrings, plus a number of bracelets and handful of rings from the jeweler according to a report in People. (Photo | AP)
Newly weds Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas looked lovely in coordinating Louis Vuitton by Nicolas Ghesquière. (Photo | AP)
Newly weds Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas looked lovely in coordinating Louis Vuitton by Nicolas Ghesquière. (Photo | AP)
In one of the best looks on the carpet, Harry Styles offered a tad of see-through via his custom Gucci organza shirt with black lace, donning a single bee earing and heeled booties. (Photo | AP)
In one of the best looks on the carpet, Harry Styles offered a tad of see-through via his custom Gucci organza shirt with black lace, donning a single bee earing and heeled booties. (Photo | AP)
Zendaya's Cinderella Tommy Hilfiger dress went aglow with the wave of a magic wand. She dropped one of her see-through slippers on the way up the long staircase at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the cocktail hour. Her stylist, Law Roach, dressed up as her fairy godmother and carried a wand to light up her dress. (Photo | AP)
Zendaya's Cinderella Tommy Hilfiger dress went aglow with the wave of a magic wand. She dropped one of her see-through slippers on the way up the long staircase at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the cocktail hour. Her stylist, Law Roach, dressed up as her fairy godmother and carried a wand to light up her dress. (Photo | AP)
Trevor Noah is a man of wisdom. (Photo | AP)
Trevor Noah is a man of wisdom. (Photo | AP)
Emma Roberts, as always, stayed safe and looked pretty in this pink Giambattista Valli Couture dress. (Photo | AP)
Emma Roberts, as always, stayed safe and looked pretty in this pink Giambattista Valli Couture dress. (Photo | AP)
Serena Williams wore a neon yellow flowing custom Versace gown adorned with leaves, Nike sneakers on her feet. (Photo | AP)
Serena Williams wore a neon yellow flowing custom Versace gown adorned with leaves, Nike sneakers on her feet. (Photo | AP)
Celine Dion was our showstopper with her 22-pound gilded Oscar de la Renta look, with sleeves that dripped in floor-skimming gold beaded fringe and a feathery headdress. The New York Times said it is an outfit that took 3,000 hours to create and that was inspired by one Judy Garland wore in the MGM classic “Ziegfeld Girl.” (Photo | AP)
Celine Dion was our showstopper with her 22-pound gilded Oscar de la Renta look, with sleeves that dripped in floor-skimming gold beaded fringe and a feathery headdress. The New York Times said it is an outfit that took 3,000 hours to create and that was inspired by one Judy Garland wore in the MGM classic “Ziegfeld Girl.” (Photo | AP)
Darren Criss' dazzling ensemble and stunning makeup is definitely going up on the Met's Fashion Hall of Fame. (Photo | AP)
Darren Criss' dazzling ensemble and stunning makeup is definitely going up on the Met's Fashion Hall of Fame. (Photo | AP)
Katy Perry came as a candled chandelier at the crazy, campy Met Gala. We love! (Photo | AP)
Katy Perry came as a candled chandelier at the crazy, campy Met Gala. We love! (Photo | AP)
Jared Leto brough along a replica of his own head. Perfect accessory! (Photo | AP)
Jared Leto brough along a replica of his own head. Perfect accessory! (Photo | AP)
Salma Hayek looked gorgeous in her black and gold tulle and all things metallic Gucci ensemble. (Photo | AP)
Salma Hayek looked gorgeous in her black and gold tulle and all things metallic Gucci ensemble. (Photo | AP)
Cara Delevingne was a rainbow personified but what stood out was her headpiece featuring eyeballs, dentures, banana peels, a fried egg, etc. (Photo | AP)
Cara Delevingne was a rainbow personified but what stood out was her headpiece featuring eyeballs, dentures, banana peels, a fried egg, etc. (Photo | AP)
Queen Cardi B slayed the red carpet with her gem-encrusted Moschino gown, which Vogue reports had 30,000 feathers and a three-metre train. (Photo | AP)
Queen Cardi B slayed the red carpet with her gem-encrusted Moschino gown, which Vogue reports had 30,000 feathers and a three-metre train. (Photo | AP)

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