Anna Wintour, 69, showed off her wild side in a funky dress and snakeskin boots as she previewed the Met’s ‘camp’-themed costume exhibit ahead of tonight’s gala.
The Vogue editor-in-chief previewed the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute exhibition on Monday ahead of the 2019 Costume Institute Met Gala.
This year’s theme is a nod to Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay ‘Notes on “Camp,”‘ which was dedicated to 19th century poet and playwright Oscar Wilde. In the essay, the writer explains ‘the essence of Camp is its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.’
The annual event, which has been dubbed the ‘Oscars of Fashion,’ corresponds with the opening of the museum’s new spring fashion exhibit. Fittingly, the dress code always pays homage to the exhibition, which often leads to unforgettable red carpet looks.
Wintour, who has chaired the black-tie fundraiser since 1995, wore a green printed dress, snakeskin boots, and her signature sunglasses to the preview.
She was joined by Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele, who is co-chairing the event with Lady Gaga, Serena Williams, and Harry Styles.
A single ticket to the gala costs a whopping $35,000, while many major designers are known to purchase entire tables for $200,000 to $300,000.