From May 9 – September 8, the Met Museum holds its annual fashion exhibition. This year the theme for the exhibition and the museum’s gala is 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. 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 in fashion. Dutch designer duo Viktor & Rolf are also featured with their extravagant “Less is More” dress. The designers were also featured in the gala with their “No Photos please” dress, worn by actress Hailee Steinfeld.
No Photos Please by Viktor & Rolf
Dutch artists and Fashion Designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren founded the avant-garde fashion house Viktor&Rolf in 1993. For well over 25 years, Viktor&Rolf have challenged conventional fashion standards and created both haute couture and ready-to-wear fashion collections that are inspired by the thin line between arts and fashion. Their provocative, renewing, and revolutionary designs have gained them international acclaim and praise in the world of fashion and design. Viktor&Rolf’s innovative designs have been featured in fashion shows and exhibitions all over the world.