How Writer-Activist Susan Sontag Inspired Next Year’s Met Gala
Camp is one of those words that you can’t always explain. But when you see it, you just know. It can be
defined literally as “something that provides sophisticated, knowing amusement, as by virtue of its being artlessly mannered or stylized, self-consciously artificial and extravagant, or teasingly ingenuous and sentimental.” It can be embodied as, well, most of what fashion already is, which is why next year’s Met Gala is so robust: it’ll feature 175 pieces from 37 designers, and will include sculptures, drawings, and more.