Met Gala 2019: Anna Wintour previews Camp: Notes on Fashion exhibit

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Anna Wintour opted to wear funky mixed prints to preview the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new Costume Institute exhibition ahead of Monday's star-studded gala.

The 69-year-old Vogue editor-in-chief, who has chaired the black-tie fundraiser since 1995, was joined by one of her co-chairs, Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele, while touring the 'Camp: Notes on Fashion' exhibit.

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Wintour, who is known to favor ladylike pieces and classic staples, showed off her edgier side on Monday afternoon when she stepped out of The Mark Hotel in New York City ahead of the gala.

Keeping with the theme of both the exhibition and gala, Wintour chose one of her campiest outfits to date, a green patterned dress that she paired with snakeskin boots.

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This year's theme is a nod to Susan Sontag's 1964 essay 'Notes on "Camp,"' which was dedicated to 19th century poet and playwright Oscar Wilde.

In the essay, the writer explains 'the essence of Camp is its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.'

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The annual event, which has been dubbed the 'Oscars of Fashion,' corresponds with the opening of the museum's new spring fashion exhibit. Fittingly, the dress code always pays homage to the exhibition, which often leads to unforgettable red carpet looks.

Wintour recently admitted that she has 'no idea' what people will be wearing when the show up to the Met Gala on Monday evening, but she was already honoring the theme when she headed to the press preview earlier in the day.

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The editor accessorized her bohemian ankle-length dress with layered gemstone necklaces, a brown leather watch, and her signature dark sunglasses that she wore while inside the museum.

Like Wintour, Michele appeared to have taken a strategic approach when styling his look for the press preview. He channeled the '60s in a light blue blazer with a...
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