On the morning of the annual Met Gala, the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork launched some tongue-in-cheek merchandise to accompany its new Costume Institute exhibit, “Camp: Notes on Vogue.”
The museum teamed up with 14 style designers, together with Marc Jacobs, Off-White, Gucci and Moschino, to create a 300-plus-piece assortment filled with “components of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality and exaggeration,” in accordance with a press launch.
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Highlights embrace a $75 Moschino Barbie and $115 clip-on earrings made to appear to be big jewels however truly fabricated out of cardboard, a $100 Met-branded chin strap and $63 surgical face masks by the model Blindness and a $155 Vaquera bag made out of a single tube sock.
Artist Jane Kalowitz additionally created a sequence of limited-edition prints impressed by the likenesses of key camp figures, akin to Jean Paul Gaultier, Susan Sontag and Oscar Wilde, which is able to retail for $2,000 apiece.
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“I’ve all the time been concerned with homosexual tradition, which traditionally has a big part of what we see as camp,” Kaplowitz wrote in the identical press launch. “And there’s loads to mine for camp inspiration in modern life as properly.”
The Camp Assortment will likely be accessible in each The Met Retailer and on-line following Monday night time’s gala.
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This story initially appeared within the New York Submit.