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The wildest, most fabulous campers on the Met Gala red carpet

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Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Donatella Versace and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at the 2019 Met Gala on May 6. Photo: Getty
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Hitting the ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’ dress code at the 2019 Met Gala on Monday night (US time) was easier for some stars than others.

Harry Styles simply slipped on a sheer black shirt and pearl drop earring for the annual New York fete of fabulousness. Serena Williams changed from a billowing Atelier Versace floral dress into thigh-high boots, a corset and tiny shorts. And Joan Collins, in white feathers and gloves, came as herself.

Harry Styles Serena Williams Jared Leto Anna WIntour
Styles and Williams with Jared Leto and Met Gala host Anna Wintour. Photo: Getty

But Kanye West looked like the only camp he was about was dropping a kid off at one. His wife Kim Kardashian-West, meanwhile, enticed retired Thierry Mugler to spend eight months designing a latex dress: “He envisioned me this California girl stepping out of the ocean, wet, dripping,” she said.

Kim and Kanye
Kim and Kanye do, uh, camp. Photo: Getty

Camp or not? Please, you be the judge.

Now. Cardi B’s Thom Browne dress worn with Stephen Jones headpiece was the biggest of the night but more pointless than camp.

Cardi B Met Gala 2019
Cardi B. Photo: Getty

Lady Gaga also came in hot, arriving in a pink Brandon Maxwell cape before changing three times and ending up in bra and knickers.

Lady Gaga Met Gala 2019
Lady Gaga. Photo: Getty

Leto, vaguely Rasputinish in a Gucci suit with chain detail, brought along his own (fake) head for unexplained reasons.

Jared Leto Met Gala 2019
Jared Leto. Photo: Getty

Emily Ratajkowski looked like a really show-offy Lord of the Rings elf. Amazing but, seriously.Emily Ratajkowski Met Gala 2019Emily Ratajkowski. Photo: Getty

Jennifer Lopez was shameless in her posturing, thankfully. The spangled wig and sequinned Atelier Versace gown looked a touch ‘sea anemone out on the tear’, but full marks for effort.

Jennifer Lopez 2019 Met Gala
Jennifer Lopez. Photo: Getty

Love Baz Luhrmann’s boots and suit but his costume designer wife Catherine Martin looked more camp follower in a cutesy cheongsam.

Baz Luhrmann Catherine Martin Met Gala 2019
Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin. Photo: Getty

Is that Odd Job’s hat? Tiffany Haddish went for full zebra print and packed chicken she fried herself in the matching clutch.

Tiffany Haddish Met Gala
Tiffany Haddish. Photo: Getty

Cara Delevingne was perfectly bonkers in candy-striped Dior with themed shoes, a cane and headpiece with fruit and eyeballs.

Cara Delevingne Met Gala 2019
Cara Delevingne. Photo: Getty

Gigi Hadid in a silver Michael Kors catsuit with built-in boots and feathered cloak plus Stephen Jones cap. So good.

Gigi Hadid Met Gala 2019
Gigi Hadid. Photo: Getty

In Dior Haute Couture, Priyanka Chopra was more space angel than camp but man, she went all out.

Priyanka Chopra Met Gala 2019
Priyanka Chopra. Photo: Getty

Kacey Musgraves said getting into her Moschino outfit, “I felt like I was in a doll shop.” Yup. The hairdryer bag and Barbie vibe was a clue.

Kacey Musgraves Met Gala 2019
Kacey Musgraves. Photo: Getty

Katy Perry came as a working Swarovski crystal chandelier from Moschino by Jeremy Scott. This is how to light up a room.

Katy Perry 2019 Met Gala
Katy Perry. Photo: Getty

Celine Dion put on a clinic in her shimmering fringed Oscar de la Renta bodysuit. Showed showgirls never go out of style.

Celine Dion Met Gala 2019
Celine Dion. Photo: Getty

Kendall Jenner also went full showgirl, but the entertainment factor on her Atelier Versace was feathers and beading.

Kendall Jenner 2019 Met Gala
Kendall Jenner. Photo: Getty

Janelle Monae was more arty than camp, but holy hell this woman loves a dress up: This time, a stack of Sarah Sokol Millinery hats with a Dali-inspired Christian Siriano outfit.

Janelle Monae Met
Janelle Monae. Photo: Getty

Solange Knowles rocked head-to-toe Salvatore Ferragamo.

Solange Knowles Met Gala 2019
Solange Knowles. Photo: Getty

Like sometime-rival Cardi B, Nicki Minaj went for quantity, not quality, in an Atelier Prabal Gurung that was part ancient Roman party girl, part babydoll nightie, all very amusing.

Nicki Minaj Met Gala 2019
Nicki Minaj. Photo: Getty

Bette Midler invented camp, so she and daughter Sophie von Haselberg can go as Witches of Eastwick pantomime as they damn well like.

Sophie Von Haselberg and Bette Midler
Sophie von Haselberg and Bette Midler. Photo: Getty

Kylie Jenner looked like she’d escaped from Liberace’s mansion with only the mesh on her back.

Kylie Jenner Met Gala 2019
Kylie Jenner. Photo: Getty

Billy Porter came as an enigma.

Billy Porter Met Gala
Billy Porter. Photo: Getty

And Jordan Roth was an interactive sun god.

Jordan Roth Met Gala
Jordan Roth. Photo: Getty

Yara Shahidi chose an embellished Prada bodysuit with paillette-studded stockings, feathered cape and Marge Simpson hair.

Yara Shahidi Met Gala 2019
Yara Shahidi. Photo: Getty

Bella Hadid had the night’s best gems, thanks to Lorraine Schwartz, and the night’s best pixie, thanks to a wig.

Bella Hadid 2019 Met Gala
Bella Hadid. Photo: Getty

Just like there’s always one man who wears a jean to the beach, there’s always one star who wears a Disney princess dress, sometimes even ironically. Zendaya took on the role, in a light-up ballgown with pumpkin coach clutch.

Zendaya Met Gala 2019
Zendaya. Photo: Getty

Lupita Nyong’o’s archival Bulgari hair combs were a high point, and she  had a monopoly for the night on fairy wings. Call her a camp fire.

Lupita Nyong'o Met Gala 2019
Lupita Nyong’o. Photo: Getty

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