27 Broadway Stars at the 2019 Met Gala

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All of the “campy” looks—from Billy Porter to Bette Midler—from the Vogue affair of the year.
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The 2019 Met Gala summoned celebrities from every arena to honor the Costume Institute’s “Camp: Notes on Fashion.” The party of the year invited stars to dress to theme and don their campiest looks; of course, theatre’s biggest stars nailed it.

READ: Inside Billy Porter’s 2019 Met Gala Look

As Tony Award winner Billy Porter told Playbill, camp is “the highest height.” Camp is completely over the top, but aware that it is completely over the top. It’s putting a hat on a hat (as Janelle Monae did literally). Camp is excess for the sake of excess and taking joy in that excess; camp signifies that nothing matters and everything matters. “It’s about taking something that’s real and honest and authentic for yourself and pushing it as far as it can go,” Porter said. And in his Sun God look, he felt powerful, sexy, and “ovah!”

But Porter wasn’t the only Broadway star to come out to play. Bette Middler, Darren Criss, Michael Urie, the quintet from Ain’t Too Proud, producers Jordan Roth and Ryan Murphy, playwright Danai Gurira, and more all showed up to show out. Take a look at their fashion moments below.

Billy Porter in The Blonds

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Michael Urie in Christian Siriano

Danai Gurira in Gabriela Hearst

Carey Mulligan in Prada

Lupita Nyong’o

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Saoirse Ronan in Gucci

Jordan Roth in Iris van Herpen Custom Couture

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The moment I knew the theme of this year’s #MetGala would be Camp, I knew I wanted my look to be both about performance and a performance in itself. Susan Sontag in her seminal essay “Notes on Camp” tells us that camp is “the farthest extension, in sensibility, of the metaphor of life as theater.” And that, in all ways, is my life. The extraordinary @Irisvanherpen dug deep into these ideas with me and emerged with this piece of art, a wearable sculpture that expresses so much of what I feel about theatre, about fashion and about myself. Custom Couture @irisvanherpen Styling @michael_philouze Hair @rutgerhair Face @maudlaceppe Theatre Photographs @davidleventi @richardtermine Style Campers @gaultier_comme_jeanpaul @celinesabbagh

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Jeremy O. Harris

James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Derrick Baskin, Jeremy Pope, Ephraim Sykes

Ryan Murphy

Bette Midler in Michael Kors

Emma Stone

Damon Daunno in Prabal Gurung and Patrick Vaill in Stella McCartney (both with jewels by Verdura)

Sienna Miller in Paco Rabanne and Emily Blunt

Darren Criss in Balmain

Kerry Washington in Tory Burch

MJ Rodriguez

Ruth Wilson

Andrew Garfield and Katie Holmes

Jordan E. Cooper

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#MetGala 2019 ✨ shoutout to @lala for the pic.

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Sarah Paulson in Moschino

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