Met Gala 2019: Best fashion from the red carpet

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Few stars are better suited to the "camp" theme than Lady Gaga, one of the event's co-hosts, who has a long history of exaggerated and theatrical looks. Much was expected from Gaga -- and she stole the show in a billowing fuchsia gown by Brandon Maxwell, complete with huge train carried by a cohort of tuxedo-wearing, umbrella-wielding men. Scroll through the gallery to see other looks from the night.Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

7 May, 2019. Written by CNN Staff. The Met Gala’s red carpet is known for delivering some of the most daring fashion statements of the year. The charity benefit, which costs upwards of $30,000 a head to attend, has a rich history of attracting risqué outfits. Lady Gaga wore not one — but four outfits to the event while actor Billy Porter, decked all in gold, was carried in on a chaise by six shirtless men.

The event’s reputation, coupled with 2019’s theme “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” has again resulted in an eye-catching assortment of bold looks. And, as the stars of stage, screen, music, fashion and sport arrived at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York Monday night, it also became clear that definitions of “camp” remain open to interpretation.

Memorable looks

Harry Styles attends the Met Gala wearing Gucci. Credit: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Harry Styles donned a flamenco-inspired, gender-fluid look designed by Gucci at tonight’s event. The singer wore a black jumpsuit by the label, in one of the most-searched outfits of the night.

Lady Gaga, who has a long history of exaggerated and theatrical looks, also sparked a social media frenzy over the four outfits she wore to the Met Gala. Arriving in a voluminous bright pink dress by Brandon Maxwell, she then stripped down to a black gown, pink slip dress and finally into a crystal bra and panties.

Rapper Cardi B showed up to the Met Gala in a dramatic burgundy gown that extended into a full quilted circular train. The dress, trimmed with feathers, was designed by Thom Browne and took more than 2,000 hours to make.

Rapper Cardi B showed up to the Met Gala in a dramatic burgundy gown that extended into a full quilted circular train. The dress, which is trimmed in feathers, was designed by Thom Browne. She also has a matching headpiece on to complete the head-to-toe scarlet look. The dress was decorated with 30,000 feathers, and took 35 people more than 2,000 hours to make.Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
Rapper Cardi B showed up to the Met Gala in a dramatic burgundy gown that extended into a full quilted circular train. The dress, which is trimmed in feathers, was designed by Thom Browne. She also has a matching headpiece on to complete the head-to-toe scarlet look. The dress was decorated with 30,000 feathers, and took 35 people more than 2,000 hours to make.Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Celine Dion’s 22-pound gold Oscar de la Renta dress became the topic of heated discussion online. While her dress, which took 52 master embroiderers to make, was a sheer work of art, the singer said she almost got the theme wrong.

“I thought everyone was going to be sleeping together,” she told The Cut. “We’re going to be camping? That’s not my cup of tea.”

Celine Dion arrived in an elaborate gown and headpiece by Oscar de la Renta. The label said that it took 52 "master embroiderers" over 3,000 hours to hand-bead the 22-pound dress. Charles Sykes/Invision/AP
Celine Dion arrived in an elaborate gown and headpiece by Oscar de la Renta. The label said that it took 52 “master embroiderers” over 3,000 hours to hand-bead the 22-pound dress. Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Whether it’s enormous angel wings or a spray-painted dress, Katy Perry always takes the Met Gala theme seriously. Unsurprisingly, Perry went all-out this year, attending as a life-sized chandelier with electric candles and dripping with crystals, designed by Moschino’s Jeremy Scott.

Katy Perry attends the Met Gala wearing Moschino. Credit: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP
Katy Perry attends the Met Gala wearing Moschino. Credit: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Zendaya had a fairytale entrance to the red carpet. The actress and singer, who wore a black Tommy Hilfiger gown, was walking up the stairs when her stylist, Law Roach, waved a wand and transformed her dress into a glowing version reminiscent of the iconic baby blue gown worn by Cinderella.

Zendaya attends the Met Gala. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images North America/Getty Images for The Met Museum/
Zendaya wore a glowing dress to the camp-themed event. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images North America/Getty Images for The Met Museum/
Zendaya wore a glowing dress to the camp-themed event. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images North America/Getty Images for The Met Museum/

Jared Leto went with himself to this year’s Met Gala. Well, sort of. Leto arrived with a mannequin of his own head, apparently inspired by Gucci’s Fall-Winter 2018 show, where the fashion house sent models down the runway with heads.

Jared Leto went with himself to this year's Met Gala. Well, sort of. Leto arrived with a mannequin of his head, apparently inspired by Gucci's Fall-Winter 2018 show, where the fashion house sent models down the runway with heads.Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Jared Leto went with himself to this year’s Met Gala. Well, sort of. Leto arrived with a mannequin of his head, apparently inspired by Gucci’s Fall-Winter 2018 show, where the fashion house sent models down the runway with heads.Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic/Getty Images

Dressed in a gold bodysuit and matching headpiece, actor Billy Porter made a theatrical entrance, carried onto the red carpet by six shirtless men.

Billy Porter makes an entrance at the Met Gala. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images North America/Getty Images for The Met Museum/
Billy Porter makes an entrance at the Met Gala. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images North America/Getty Images for The Met Museum/

Last month, Nick Jonas told “Entertainment Tonight” that his wife, Priyanka Chopra, would “set the tone” for the pair’s Met Gala outfits. The Bollywood star did just that, wearing a silver Dior Haute Couture dress with a rainbow feathered skirt and a thorny crown. Jonas complemented her in a white suit by Dior Men. Both of them wore glittery silver shoes.

Last month, Nick Jonas told Entertainment Tonight that his wife Priyanka Chopra would "set the tone" for the pair's Met Gala outfits. The Bollywood star did just that, wowing onlookers in a stunning feather dress by Dior Haute Couture. Jonas complemented the look with silver shoes and a silver shirt peeking out from his Dior Men white suit. The Met Gala has a special place in the pair's romantic history: They made their first public appearance together at the 2017 event, which they attended as guests of Ralph Lauren.
Last month, Nick Jonas told Entertainment Tonight that his wife Priyanka Chopra would “set the tone” for the pair’s Met Gala outfits. The Bollywood star did just that, wowing onlookers in a stunning feather dress by Dior Haute Couture. Jonas complemented the look with silver shoes and a silver shirt peeking out from his Dior Men white suit. The Met Gala has a special place in the pair’s romantic history: They made their first public appearance together at the 2017 event, which they attended as guests of Ralph Lauren.

Scroll through the gallery above for a selection of red carpet looks, spanning the understated, the extravagant and the outright audacious.

CNN’s Stephy Chung, Oscar Holland, Stella Ko, Natalie Yubas, Kyle Almond contributed to this report.

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