Cruisin’ Camp…

Through more than 250 objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present, The Costume Institute’s spring 2019 exhibition explores the origins of camp’s exuberant aesthetic.

Warhol’s, Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay, Notes on Camp, provides the framework for the exhibition which examines how the elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality and exaggeration are expressed through fashion.

The entrance to Camp is narrow and very pink.

Apparently, the physical set up was implemented to emulate the “whispering rooms” where homosexuals felt safe gathering.

The narrow rooms give the feeling of confinement.

Cruise Camp…the last large room is impressive, staged in 2 stories.

Camp is worth a visit.

Take the journey with me…

Paul Poiret Lampshade Dress, Mary Katrantzou
Balenciaga, House of Moschino
Viktor & Rolf Upside Down Dress, Lanvin
Balenciaga, Thierry Mugler
House of Moschino, YSL
Jeremy Scott
Human Hair Hat
Meat Dress, Cupcake Dress
White Bjork Dress
Maria Callas Face Coat
Tiffany Jewelry Pouch Dress
TV Dinner Dress, Weighs 110 pounds

Camp Notes On Fashion Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue New York City. May 9th-September 8th, 2019. Open Sunday-Thursday 10:00am–5:30 pm. Friday and Saturday: 10:00am–9:00 pm.

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