Cara Delevingne photographed by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine, June 2016.
Chloë Sevigny photographed by Anthony Maule for W Magazine, January 2012.
Tessa Thompson photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, February 2015.
Camp is not supposed to be serious, nor is it even really supposed to be defined, but it remains the inspiration for the theme of this year’s Met Gala. Camp is a mode of performance that can involve taking “bad” taste and amping it up to the extreme, or naively displaying a style that sets out to be taken seriously but ends up being perceived as comedic. While difficult to describe with words, camp is considered an aesthetic or sensibility that could be defined as playful, ironic, over-the-top, or artificial, but above all it’s supposed to be fun. Here, see Jessica Chastain, Björk, and even Cindy Sherman at their campiest, and maybe take a little inspiration from their style as photographed for the pages of W to establish your own 2019 Met Gala mood.
Rianne van Rompaey and Adwoa Aboah photographed by Luca Guadagnino for W Magazine, March 2018.