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Vogue Invites 2019 Met Gala Attendees to Star in Their Own Campy Short Films

The annual Met Gala is known as “fashion’s biggest night out,” and 2019 did not disappoint. As in previous years, there were incredible and often outrageous ensembles worn by some of the world’s biggest stars. The theme of the night was “Camp,” which refers to a style—well-known in film and drag culture—that is ostentatious and theatrical. It can be over-the-top and even silly. (John Waters’ 1988 film Hairspray is a great example of camp.) The event’s theme is in anticipation of the grand opening of the Costume Institute’s exhibition called Camp: Notes on Fashion, scheduled to launch on May 9, 2019.

While there are many photos detailing attendee’s outfits, Vogue magazine created a unique way to remember the night. They collaborated with celebrities to create super short films that combine music and fine art with the campy style. Directed by Bardia Zeinali, the videos are reminiscent of movies from decades ago with panning shots of celebrities like Céline Dion interspersed with grainy clips a bird fluttering its wings. Paired with tight shots and voiceovers, there is an exaggeration that is a tell-tale sign of camp.

The videos, shared on Instagram, are as beguiling as they are surreal—characteristics that are best represented in Jared Leto’s performance. Leto arrived at the 2019 Met Gala with a lifelike version of his own head in tow (à la Gucci). For his short film, Zeinali and team pull the camera away from Leto as he sits in a chair stroking the hair of his giant doll head. As he does this, the music playing slows down and becomes warped, making us question everything about the scene.

Scroll down to enjoy the performances of Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and more from the 2019 Met Gala.

Vogue magazine and filmmaker Bardia Zeinali collaborated on a video booth for the 2019 Met Gala, whose theme was “Camp.”

 

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Watch as celebrities star in short films that were done in a campy style.

 

Céline Dion

 

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Katy Perry

 

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Gigi Hadid

 

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Elle Fanning

 

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Harry Styles

 

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Hailey Bieber

 

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Bette Midler and her daughter Sophie Van Haselburg

 

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Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, and Kim Kardashian West

 

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Jared Leto

 

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Bardia Zeinali: Website | Instagram
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