I was a huge One Direction fan throughout my teens and even past them. Actually, who am I kidding? I still listen to One Direction; I am not sorry for this. So you could imagine my excitement when I found out that the cool and fashion-forward Harry Styles will be co-hosting the 2019 Met Gala. With who, you ask? The fashion and music icon herself, Lady Gaga. Yes, I know, what a duo, but wait until you hear the theme.
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Next year’s Met Gala will be sure to bring on insane ensembles. According to Harper’s Bazaar, “Camp: Notes on Fashion” will focus on a variety of exaggerated fashion and trends. Andrew Bolton, Costume Institute curator, told the Times what we could expect.
We are going through an extreme camp moment, and it felt very relevant to the cultural conversation to look at what is often dismissed as empty frivolity but can be actually a very sophisticated and powerful political tool… Whether it’s pop camp, queer camp, high camp or political camp.
So how are our two favorite idols preparing for hosting one of fashion’s biggest events? Harry Styles has begun brushing up on his literature of course. During his time in One Direction he could always be spotted carrying around some kind of book or his worn leather journal. This time he’s been spotted heading to a recording studio in LA on October 17th. Susan Sontag’s Against Interpretation: And Other Essays was her first major work. The author, filmmaker, activist, and philosopher is known for her intellectual views and research. The work Styles carried with him single-handedly decoded and broke down the cultural meanings of what “camp” truly means. Rather than something negative, Sontag declared the evolution of camp as something more distinct and aesthetic than negative and overdone.
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I do love a man who reads and I also love Harry Styles; this all works out. I can’t wait to see what other forms of literature and culture enter the famous Gala.
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