Lady Gaga, patron saint of all that is Extra, arrived at this year’s Met Gala with not one, not two, not three, but four stunning looks for the pink carpet.
Are we OK? Not at all. Take a deep breath — you’ll need it as we walk you through the wonderful journey that is Mother Monster’s camp-themed Russian nesting doll strip.
This year’s Met Gala theme is Camp, based on the essay “Camp: Notes on Fashion.” Susan Sontag, who wrote the essay in 1964, defined camp as “love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.” She clarifies that you can’t expect to take camp seriously, and campy art tends to be viewed as “kitschy.”
In modern day terms, camp is anything extra, and Lady Gaga nailed the theme based on her four-outfit strip alone.
Let’s start with outfit one. Gaga arrived at the pink carpet in a billowing fuchsia gown, accompanied by an entourage of tuxedo’d men to help her, well, billow.
Can we just take a moment to appreciate those lashes?
Then, she slid out of the massive dress while still owning the carpet, revealing a classy black gown.
She paired it with a fun umbrella, looking like the whimsical goth we all wished we could be in middle school.
Gaga stunned us all once again when she was unzipped out of the black gown to reveal another hot pink dress underneath. This time, she accessorized with oversized sunglasses and an ’80s-esque clunky phone. She even reapplied lipstick while posing for photos.
We stan an icon!
Finally, as if we weren’t shook enough from the three perfect examples of camp, Gaga stunned us all with a fourth and final look. She literally stripped down to underwear and bedazzled tights, and toted a hot pink and gold wagon around the carpet.
Obviously, nobody on Twitter was OK after that display of CAMP.
Ok but Lady Gaga just made it her event, her night. 4 different looks in 1!!! Good luck to the rest…
— José/JK Mixtape (@TheJose8A) May 6, 2019
If Lady Gaga having four outfit changes within 15 minutes of the Met Gala isn’t a mood then I don’t know what is
— Brittany Furlan Lee (@BrittanyFurlan) May 6, 2019
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why Lady Gaga is a legend.