Camp: Notes on Fashion

The Met Exhibition

Camp: A sensibility that revels in artifice, stylization, theatricalization, irony, playfulness, and exaggeration…’ As fashion returns to the theatrical, the Metropolitan Museum use Susan Sontag’s 1964 culture defining essay as the title and framework for this year’s spring exhibition and gala theme.

“We are experiencing a resurgence of camp," said Andrew Bolton, chief curator at a launch event. “Camp is inherently subjective. And that’s part of the power and part of its charm, the fact it’s always changing.”

Featuring over 250 objects CAMP: Notes on Fashion is a foray through how exaggeration is expressed through fashion since the seventeenth century – including three archival Christopher Kane dresses from SS18 and AW18.

The exhibition runs until 8th of September 2019.