The Met Gala is a spectacle to say the least.

Every year, a theme is conjured up to allow the who’s who of Hollywood to challenge their fashion sense. This year’s theme was Camp. And if you know anything about anything, or if you read the back of Lena Waithe’s statement jacket, you’d know that camp was invented by Black drag queens.

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Camp made its way into the music industry through artists like Cam’ron, Lil’ Kim and pop culture moments like B.A.P.S. and fashion icons like Dapper Dan.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 06: Dapper Dan attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/MG19/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

Basically, camp is a way to be as extra as possible with fashion while making it fun. This theme was interpreted in many ways.

Watch The OverExplainer react to some of the good, the bad and the ugly from the Met Gala 2019 red…or pink carpet.


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