“Wearing historic clothing damages it. Full stop,” said the former head of conservation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, Sarah Scaturro.
It was glamorous! It was glitzy! It was the end of democracy as we know it!
“In America: An Anthology of Fashion” follows last year’s theme “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” Confused? So are we.
The Met Gala moved forward last night with the laughably dystopian theme of “American Independence.”
Brendan McCann’s gown features a skirt made of giant vaccination cards, a needle headpiece, and a “FAUCI” purse filled with donuts.
Though the famed gala was canceled, people celebrated online with their own ingenious outfits made from newspaper, Q-tips, and more.
This year’s Met Gala is named Notes on Fashion, in tribute to a Susan Sontag essay. But Sontag also wrote that “To talk about Camp is to betray it.”
This exhibition should feature a wax replica of Donatella Versace, RuPaul’s extensive collection of wigs, and a sliver of John Waters’ mustache — but I fear the Met’s exhibition will be business as usual.