Every spring, the Met Gala invites everyone’s favourite culture-shakers and headline-makers to challenge themselves to pull off looks from the more outrageous corner of high fashion, for the whole world to see. This year’s theme of “camp” (by co-chairs Anna Wintour, Harry Styles, Lady Gaga, Serena Williams and Alessandro Michele) was almost a challenge of the Met Gala itself. This year’s installment stood head-and-shoulders above all others when it came to unforgettable looks, and a full-on camp-out (not that kind, put the s’mores away).
Choices like Jared Leto’s severed head or Janelle Monáe’s blinking chest would’ve easily highlighted the Gala any other year, but amazingly, they’re surrounded by outfit ideas that are just as over-the-top. If, like most of us, you missed this year’s Met Gala on account of lacking a coveted invite (or a Barbie dream car parade around), no need to worry – check out this year’s most impressively outrageous looks.