Good morning, Tuesday. Cloudy in the city and enjoying a bit of solitude today.
So I usually write about the Met Ball, and I guess I will today too. But it's not what you think. Because I'm neither delighted or impressed. As one fellow follower of fashion friend of mine said on his Instagram- doesn't this all just feel so ridiculous and indulgent under the lens of the times in which we live? The answer is a strong yes for me.
Thing is, the theme is probably lost on anyone under 45. I'm going to guess many millennials have no idea what "camp" truly means. Having grown up with a gay cousin who dressed in drag and having also grown up as a young child in the 70s, I think I have a pretty good idea. Also the Susan Sontag essay is probably lost on that whole crowd, and admittedly, most people. I suppose you can't expect Bella Hadid to deconstruct cultural nuances. That does seem a bit much. And the funny thing is so many people thought that so many people really "got it" this year. I disagree.
Kendall and Kylie- feathers does not a camp make. You too, Anna. You too.
Kim- why so wet? Why do you always like to look wet? I don't understand. Go home and towel off.
Cardi B was a fan favorite. But you're just vulgar to me and that's the truth. Distasteful and campy are not necessarily a thing. A period dress? Is that what it was? A showstopper yes. But camp? I dunno.
Everyone in Gucci- safe. Easy. Camp. Best looks of the night though in my mind. Harry Styles got the memo. So did Jared Leto (they were my two favs ps). So did Saoirse Ronan. And that afterparty at the gym uptown was most likely the real party.
Celine Dion- You are camp meets white walker. Well done.
Hamish Bowles. Camp as f.
Gaga. Nice dress color but whatever with her.
Jordan Roth. Stellar.
Amber Valletta. Wax on wax off. I can't stop staring at her crotch. And now you can't either.
I think I'm done. Also- where in F was Madonna? She's the campiest of them all.
I guess for me the theme is weird. And to me, men were the only ones who got it right, particularly the gay ones. This look was amazing too but whatever who cares. I know it seems like i do, but I just don't. Camp seems a bit too much of an opaque construct for the masses. And that's my issue. Over intellectualizing fashion seems off right now, even though camp is hardly a heady pursuit. I just think the whole business of Met Ball is so blech at this point. Where's the real glamour and creativity and originality? Just seems like everyone's a designer puppet these days. Now with marabou feathers. You can fight me on this if you want. But that's how I feel. It's almost as big of a yawn as Meghan Markle's royal baby. PS I will go to see this show of course. Because I know what camp is. And it ain't a selfie with Kylie Jenner, I know that.
Cause that's what's up this very uncampy Tuesday in the 718. Yours, in thank you, next. XO