The Costume Institute is Planning a Campy MET Fashion Exhibit

 - Oct 16, 2018
References: metmuseum.org & dezeen
The Costume Institute is planning a whimsically color-rich MET fashion exhibit that will explore the connotative artistic and design implications behind camp. The Spring 2019 collection is appropriately dubbed 'Camp: Notes on Fashion' and it will stylistically present a timeline of the aesthetic from the 17th century until today. The exhibition will demonstrate and evaluate the relevance of the movement and "camp's expression through [...] dandies, [as well as] its development in queer subcultures."

The upcoming MET fashion exhibit will prove to be a colorful venture in critical exploration. Even the name of the exhibit itself has roots in academic circles as it subtly refers to the 1964 essay 'Notes on Camp' written by Susan Sontag.

Photo Credits: Johnny Dufort