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Celebrating camp with these cult classics

This year’s theme for the Met Gala was Camp. No, not what you do in the woods with your friends, s’mores, and an awful tent. Camp is much more than that. Camp is an affinity for art and visual décor that makes clothes more of an exhibit than just a fashion statement. As we look back on the 2019 Met Gala, we look back to some of the campiest films that embody camp.

The Met Gala is well known for being one of the biggest events on the East Coast. Hundreds of celebrities and enthusiasts flock to New York to get a glimpse of the upcoming fashion trends as well as raise money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. So what does camp look like and where does one get inspiration for camp?

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is one of the campiest movies of all time. Not only do the outfits in the movie embody camp, but the musical numbers as well take on more of an art and visual stimulus than just a mere song or show tune.

Another campy movie that inspires is Barbarella. Something about a space adventuring Jane Fonda in her boisterous outfits and the visual experience that embodies sex, action, and adventure, that really captures the space obsession of the ’60s and defines camp.