Celebrity veterans like Celine Dion, Donatella Versace grace Met Gala 2019 “pink carpet”
See in photos how elder celebrities brought camp to fashion's biggest night

The annual Met Gala promised a stunning red carpet this year, and stun everyone it did (except the carpet was pink). With the 2019 theme “Camp: Notes on Fashion”, invited celebrities from around the world gathered to show just show fashionably campy they could get.

Lady Gaga, who is clearly the embodiment of camp, delivered as always with her four-piece attire, and fellow co-chair Harry Styles of One Direction fame showed how even men can pull off camp in an impressive manner. But it wasn’t just the young fellows who sparked the pink carpet, several veterans showed up and left everyone in awe of their looks.

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has been the chair of the Met Gala since 1995, and it is she who decides the annual theme and the select people to be invited to this prestigious fundraiser. But even with such all-star guests, the 69-year-old wore her fashion skills in a sequined gown and feathered cape as pink as the carpet – like a true queen of the Met.

Frequent Met Gala attendee Madonna was absent from this year’s ball, but fellow singer Celine Dion was eager to make up for her 2017 debut by tapping into her camp past. Mixing feathers with a chandelier, Dion put on a shimmering outfit that flowed with her movement, plus a matching silver headpiece to boot.

Ryan Murphy has a number of TV writing credits to his name – Nip/TuckGleeAmerican Horror Story, and American Crime Story – now he can add camp outfitter to his resume. Murphy paid tribute to the late entertainer Liberace by donning an orange suit and bowtie made by Christian Siriano, with a pearl-encrusted cape that weighed more than 45 kilograms.

Like mother, like daughter? 73-year-old Grammy winner Bette Midler brought her daughter Sophie von Haselberg as her date to the 2019 Met Gala, and the pair wore stunning complementing outfits of butterflies and flames designed by Michael Kors (pictured in between the two) – Kors himself had a good time with his sparkling top hat.

Academy Award-winner Julianne Moore made sure her red hair stood out in a Valentino layered green dress that flowed on and on. The 58-year-old is becoming a very frequent attendee of the Met Gala, and the changing themes doesn’t seem to stop her from impressing.

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Last but by far not the least, Donatella Versace slammed the door at creeping ages as the 64-year-old put on an intricate dress that she and her team made. Each of the patterns on her torso were strategically put together, and hand-drawn words like “divine” and “wow” fully encapsulate what Versace and the Met Gala brought this year – camp fully alive.

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