CAMP, KITSCH, WAREABLE ART or FASHION?!?

by Ellen Easton

CAMP, KITSCH, WAREABLE ART or FASHION?!?

CAMP at the MET’s Costume Institiute is not exactly midi shirts, shorts and sneakers while roasting marshmallows around the fire telling ghost stories.  The whimsy of art meets fashion through the past decades comes to life in decisively curated pieces now on view.  What compels one to adorn themselves out of the social norms can be explored in the clever vitrines to a backdrop loop of Judy Garland singing OVER THE RANBOW.  From the magnificent Bob Mackie and over the top Liberace stage costumes, Carmen Miranda’s famous fruit turban to the trompe l’oeil of Schiaparelli nothing is left to an unadorned imagination. 

CAMP: Notes on Fashion

The Costume Institute

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

May 09- September 08, 2019

1000 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY

©Ellen Easton 2019- All Rights Reserved


Ellen Easton, author of Afternoon Tea~Tips, Terms and Traditions(RED WAGON PRESS), an afternoon tea authority, lifestyle and etiquette industry leader, keynote speaker and product spokesperson, is a hospitality, design, and retail consultant whose clients have included the Waldorf=Astoria, the Plaza and Bergdorf Goodman. Easton’s family traces their tea roots to the early 1800s, when ancestors first introduced tea plants from India and China to the Colony of Ceylon, thus building one of the largest and best cultivated teas estates on the island.

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