NEW YORK (Reuters) – Super pop star Lady Gaga made a grand entrance to the annual New York Met Gala on Monday (May 6) wearing a bulky shiny pink dress.
She put on the red carpet to reveal three layered clothes, including a bra and panties, her interpretation of the theme of the night, Camp: Notes On Fashion.
The guest-only event, famed for its celebrities and haute couture dresses, is a boon to the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art and also marks the opening of the Costume Institute's annual fashion show.
Singer Katy Perry came dressed as a chandelier, even wearing one over her head. "I like being from the light and obviously be the light," she said of her suit by Moschino.
Anna Wintour, the chief editor of Vogue Americana who holds the biggest night of fashion every year, wore a bright Chanel dress topped with a pink feather cloak.
Camp, a theme that embraces humor, exaggeration and liberal interpretation, was inspired by the 1964 essay by Susan Sontag, Notes On "Camp."
The interpreter Billy Porter, dressed gold from head to toe, summoned ancient Egypt when he was taken to the gala by six men without a shirt.
The singer Celine Dion wore a feathered helmet and a long fringe of Oscar de la Renta that resembled a Cher costume.
Kris Jenner, the mother and director of the reality show Kim and Khloe Kardashian, told reporters that she was channeling the late singer David Bowie in a tulle-winged coat over a blue Tommy Hilfiger jumpsuit.
Singer-songwriter and co-host Harry Styles arrived wearing a black Gucci set with knit details at the top and black-painted nails.
Tennis star Serena Williams has remained true to her brand, combining Nike sneakers with a custom neon yellow dress from Italian fashion house Versace.
Others with the invitation to dine for 550 guests included football quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen, singer and actress Jennifer Lopez and comedian Chris Rock.