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#MetGala "How," people who care about such things wonder, "Will anyone convey camp in their clothing?"

Because we briefly forgot Billy Porter exists and understands everything.

WE HAVE A WINNER, EVERYONE ELSE MAY GO HOME.
This bodes well. People who live at the very edges of camp every other day of their lives know it, are flaunting it. Also, the chandeliers will be cleaned.
We're going to get a fair amount of Mrs. Roper tonight. This was said in an approving tone.
I don't think Regina Hall's dress is so much camp as ghastly, The outfit facing away from us?

Camp.
Oh, look. A spy for China participated.

That entire outfit consists of malware-laden thumbdrives.
Ah, the front of the back outfit we saw before. Why is this camp? Because the labels aren't a quiet signal marker to others of a certain class, they are the only point to the outfit. It's gauche, it's OTT, it's...camp.
The current head of design at Gucci is possibly the Boy King of Camp. Both he and Harry are playing with gender and expectations in exactly the right way. And yet, I hate both ensembles. And Harry looks miserable.

It's going to be a polarizing night. #MetGala2019
@Lavernecox is LEGENDARY. The dress is classic and structured enough that it could have worked at the Charles James Gala but the hair/eyeshadow thing is self-conscious and ridiculous and happy and...camp.
GAZE UPON BILLY PORTER AND UNDERSTAND YOU KNOW NOTHING.
"Hello. I am Anna Wintour's daughter."

"How does this reference ca-"

"I am Anna Wintour's daughter."
Serena Williams looks magnificent in simple clean lines, clothing which frames her height and her glorious body.

Serena Williams, however, likes ruffled things.
The #MetGala2019 dress for introverts. You sit down, it rides up, bingo!

You have your own room.
Is that "Camp"?

No.

That is "Matronly."
Is that "Camp"?

There are nineteen levels of gold.

It is camp.

It that "Flattering"?

That's next year's theme.
What makes this camp? The blonde wig.

WHY ARE THE EARRINGS SILVER WHEN EVERYTHING ELSE IS GOLD THAT IS NOT CAMP THAT IS YOU, HURTING QUINN.
Wardrobe changes? VERY camp.

Camp begins from the supposition that everything is just construction, theater. If everthing is artifice, why not give your fans a ton of it?
Dapper Dan, looking sleek and camp and...dapper.
The drag queens who attend tonight instinctively understand camp, what with them being men in women's dresses. Camp is the love of artifice.
@Ava is an adult who gets movies made and stuff done. Tonight, she is skating the razor's edge where camp is just pretty, which is the hardest job of all.
This is the third Sun God I have seen tonight.

I'll allow it.
"Or - hear me out - I can bore everyone."
A lot of women who are sort of camp to begin with are rising to it tonight.

Six foot tall Florence turns up the Stevie Nicks on her usual ensemble maybe 7% and voila, camp.
Kris Jenner chose an outfit with an eye towards camp and we as a nation appreciate that but, honestly, being Kris Jenner is kind of an extended performance art piece.
Janet Mock, glowing, smiling, being totally ridiculous and OTT and I want to put her in my pocket and look at her any time I feel sad.
It's doing something sort of weird to her hips. Perhaps they are meant to represent the beach.

That's the kind of thing which happens once camp is the first directive.

#MetGala2019
Kacey Musgreaves.

"Is that camp? I think it's kind of tacky."

It's a fine line. It mostly has to do with intention.
Here's how this outfit is camp.

IT BASICALLY DEMANDS YOU WALK AROUND LIKE THIS.

Camp is not interested in your comfort.
Entr'acte up front.

Intermission out back.
She thought this year's theme was "Yawn."
It's interesting and I appreciate a model not boring me but is it camp?

No, it is not.
So gloriously weird and camp. Someone please make sure Natasha doesn't die a few times tonight.
Someone made light of Gaga's updated club kid look tonight.

This is how you update club kid.
Tiffany Haddish understood camp and may possibly be the most comfortable woman tonight.
Is Frank Ocean deliberately not being camp or is the very monotonous dullness of the outfit, the very "I am either attending or going to park your car" dullness of what he's wearing somehow become costume again?

IS THIS SO BORING IT'S CAMP.

(camp is hard)
THE ONE MET GALA THEME YOU WERE SHAPED BY A MOLLY-ENTHUSED GOD TO DRESS FOR AND YOU CHOSE THIS, MILEY.

I AM HAVING A RAGE NOSEBLEED, MILEY.
Is carrying your own head as a date camp? Oh, no doubt.

Is Jared Leto going to try to make it give him a blowjob later? Oh, no doubt.
That's...Sienna Miller.

(squints at the face)

Huh.

(squints again)

Injectables are very camp.
"We are women in our thirties who shared a womb and still dress alike and never smile and are billionaires."

It doesn't matter what the Olson twins wear. They ARE camp.
"The theme this year is 'camp.'"
"My theme is 'I'm a model.'"
Pretty, not camp.
The "Prairie Girl" dress was all over this spring's It girls. Usually, I hate them. This, in this color, at a "Camp" gala, on a tall slender woman, I think is the right choice.

No one else need make a run at a prairie dress.
"The theme is 'Camp'."

"No."
Is it camp?

No. It is a mess.
It's over the top, it's gold on gold on where did you find room for that extra bit of gold, it's a headpiece, it looks as if it weighs more than a car...it's camp and it's gorgeous.
"The theme is 'camp.'"

"No, Quinn, the theme is 'I'm Alexa Chung and you know that and you don't know why and you never will.'"
Top hat and cane both bring the camp and give you accessories with which to beat the young models who decided it was prom.
Torn. This is very, very camp and I now find him a little less attractive.
This is camp, this is drag, this is fantastic. And for once, everyone over 35 at her table will be able to read the menu.
"Quinn is this c-"

"Shut up. It's Michael B. Jordan and it's whatever he say this year's theme is."
Lily Collins, realizing referencing Priscilla Presley's wedding hair is very, VERY camp.
Eh, it's big and it's pretty and it's sort of girly in a camp way.
I briefly thought Priyanka was @IndyaMoore and was interested.

It passed.
"You are a model. The theme is 'c-' wait, you did it."
"I know."
"You actually wore something sort of campy!"
"I know."
"You aren't in a freaking prom dress!"
"Security...?"
Her dress isn't camp. Her hair and makeup, not camp.

Doesn't matter.

That whole family is mostly plastic, famous for nothing, impervious to shame, instinctively drawn to vulgarity...they are camp.

And we will never, ever, ever be rid of them.
We do not deserve Janelle Monae.
A little camp, a breath of Dada.
First rule of camp: Never talk about the army of men it takes to get you and your outfit around.
@LenaWaithe, reminding us.
Zendaya continues her streak of understanding the #MetGala theme, going as a pitch-perfect Cinderella.

The point of camp is to pretend, people.
Pink metallic eyeshadow! Maribor! Golden afro-picks! She's like how a five year old would try to dress for school which is, ultimately, what camp should be; what delights the parts of us we try to tamp down.
I'm not sure Gemma Chan can do camp, in that there is literally nothing she can put on, no matter how theatrical, which doesn't just make her look more regal. Honestly, you could thread her hair with weasels and I would swear fealty.
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