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Lady Gaga takes on 'Camp' at Met Gala in gowns, underwear

Melissa Fares

Reuters

New York, United States  /  Tue, May 7, 2019  /  12:04 pm
  • Lady Gaga at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Lady Gaga at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

    Lady Gaga at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Lady Gaga at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Lady Gaga at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Lady Gaga at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Lady Gaga at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Lady Gaga at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Lady Gaga at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Katy Perry at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Katy Perry at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Katy Perry at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Ezra Miller at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Ezra Miller at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Ezra Miller at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

    Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Corey Gamble, Kris Jenner, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Corey Gamble, Kris Jenner, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

    Corey Gamble, Kris Jenner, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Ciara at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Ciara at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Ciara at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Gemma Chan at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Gemma Chan at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Gemma Chan at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Gigi Hadid at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Gigi Hadid at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Gigi Hadid at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Cara Delevingne at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Cara Delevingne at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Cara Delevingne at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Janelle Monae at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Janelle Monae at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Janelle Monae at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Emma Stone at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Emma Stone at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Emma Stone at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Kristen Stewart at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Kristen Stewart at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Kristen Stewart at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Lupita Nyong'o at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Lupita Nyong'o at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

    Lupita Nyong'o at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Emily Ratajkowski at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Emily Ratajkowski at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Emily Ratajkowski at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Lily Collins at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Lily Collins at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Lily Collins at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Jordan Roth at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US on May 6, 2019.

    Jordan Roth at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Jordan Roth at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US on May 6, 2019.

  • Zoe Saldana at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Zoe Saldana at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Zoe Saldana at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Jared Leto at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Jared Leto at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Jared Leto at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Saoirse Ronan at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Saoirse Ronan at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Saoirse Ronan at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Kerry Washington at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Kerry Washington at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Kerry Washington at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Bella Hadid at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Bella Hadid at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Bella Hadid at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

    Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Richard Madden at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Richard Madden at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Richard Madden at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Cardi B at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Cardi B at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Cardi B at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Ryan Murphy at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Ryan Murphy at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Ryan Murphy at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Laverne Cox at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Laverne Cox at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Laverne Cox at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Celine Dion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Celine Dion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Celine Dion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Harry Styles at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Harry Styles at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Harry Styles at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Billy Porter at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Billy Porter at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Billy Porter at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

  • Char DeFrancesco, Lizzo, Rita Ora, Kate Moss and Marc Jacobs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

    Char DeFrancesco, Lizzo, Rita Ora, Kate Moss and Marc Jacobs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019. OF REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

    Char DeFrancesco, Lizzo, Rita Ora, Kate Moss and Marc Jacobs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York City, US, on May 6, 2019.

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Pop superstar Lady Gaga made a grand entrance at New York's annual Met Gala on Monday, wearing a voluminous bright pink dress that she shed on the red carpet to reveal three other outfits layered underneath, including a bra and underwear, her interpretation of the evening's theme, "Camp: Notes on Fashion".

The invitation-only event, famed for its A-list celebrities and haute couture gowns, is a benefit for New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and also marks the opening of the Costume Institute's annual fashion exhibit.

Gaga shed her blazing pink Brandon Maxwell gown on the red carpet to reveal a strapless black gown by the designer. Next came a figure-hugging hot pink gown. Her final reveal before a makeup touch-up on the carpet was a black bra, panties and sky-high platform boots.

"Roar" singer Katy Perry came dressed as a chandelier, even wearing one on her head. "I like to be of the light and obviously be the light," she said about her 40-pound costume by Moschino.

Anna Wintour, the American Vogue editor-in-chief who hosts fashion's biggest night each year, was one of the first up the red-carpet-turned-pink for the evening wearing a shimmering Chanel gown topped by a cape of pink feathers that was tipped in black, a nod to the night's mascot, a flamingo.

Camp, a theme that embraces humor, exaggeration and liberal interpretation, was inspired by writer Susan Sontag's 1964 essay "Notes on 'Camp". Trends on the pink carpet included gold lame and sequins, feathers, neon, and oversized sleeves, skirts and trains.

Read also: Ahead of the Met Gala, camp fashion is on the rise

Performer Billy Porter, dressed in head-to-toe gold, summoned ancient Egypt when he was carried into the gala on a litter by six shirtless men.

The night's fashion also referenced camp icons including a glittery high-collared cape by designer Christian Siriano intended to pay tribute to the late Vegas showman Liberace. Singer Celine Dion wore a feathered headpiece and full-length fringe by Oscar de la Renta that was reminiscent of a Cher costume.

Kris Jenner, mother and manager of reality stars Kim and Khloe Kardashian, told reporters on the red carpet she was channeling singer David Bowie in a coat with wings made of tulle over a blue Tommy Hilfiger jumpsuit. The frontman of British brand "One Direction" and gala co-host Harry Styles arrived wearing a black Gucci ensemble with mesh detail on the top and painted black fingernails.

Tennis star Serena Williams stayed true to her brand, pairing Nike sneakers with a custom neon yellow dress from Italian fashion house Versace.

Others with the sought-after invitation to dinner for 550 included NFL star quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen, singer and actress Jennifer Lopez and comedian Chris Rock, and the billionaire CEO of Amazon.com Jeff Bezos

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