The Costume Institute’s spring 2019 exhibition at The Met Fifth Avenue, closes on Sunday, September 8. The exhibition explores the origins of camp’s exuberant aesthetic, and how the sensibility evolved from a place of marginality to become an important influence on mainstream culture. Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp'” provides the framework for the show, which examines how fashion designers have used their métier as a vehicle to engage with camp in a myriad of compelling, humorous, and sometimes incongruous ways.
On Friday, September 6, Camp: After Dark offers Members and Patrons an exclusive late-night experience to see the exhibition without crowds. The exhibition will be open from 9 pm to 10 pm and is free with Museum Membership.
The exhibition is made possible by Gucci. The exhibition is featured on the Museum’s website, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter via #MetCamp and @metcostumeinstitute.