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It’s going to be hard to follow Lady Gaga’s entrance at the 2019 Met Gala. The star didn’t just wear a dramatic ensemble as we’d expect, but it also came with five choreographed dancers to hold up the 25-foot-long train.
Yes, the A Star Is Born actress arrived at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday night wearing a billowing hot pink Brandon Maxwell—famous for creating the meat dress—gown. The look also involved a matching bow-shaped headpiece, black tulle skirt underneath, and over-the-top gold eyelashes.
Five dancers donning tuxedos danced around the singer throwing the train up into the air as she walked up and down the stairs. They also had umbrellas that were opened and closed on cue. When Gaga, a co-chair of the event, would go to take a photo, the dancers would dramatically lay down on the pink carpet so as not to get in her way.
This year’s theme, “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” was a nod to Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay, Notes on “Camp,” which defined the term as “its love of the unnatural, of artifice and exaggeration.” So, the outfits were supposed to be theatrical and exaggerated. In true Gaga fashion, she took the theme to heart by wearing not one, but four outfits on the carpet. The “Shallow” songstress undressed from the pink ensemble into a fitted black gown with an asymmetrical neckline and exaggerated waistline.
Then she donned a fitted hot pink gown again complete with an old school cell phone and large jewel-encrusted sunglasses. This was followed by the final look of a black bra, panties, fishnets, and 10-inch heel diamond boots. At one point she grabbed a wagon filled with rosé and pink cowboy hats. She again walked the stairs and even laid down for photographers.
This performance was only followed up with another one by Billy Porter who was carried in by six shirtless men.