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.