CAMP: NOTES ON INTERIORS.


The first Monday in May is upon us and that can only mean one thing - The Met Gala.  And no - *cue eye roll* - this is not another article about celebrity fashion.  Although who doesn’t love looking at the ‘au naturel’ bodies of the rich and famous who have paid US$30,000 (AUD$42,730) for a seat or US$275,000 (AUD$391,682.50) for a table. #cantrelate

We do have to spare some sympathy for these relatable humans - they will be prisoners to an overcrowded, sweaty environment and moist attire for hours on end and forced to bare witness to Madonna’s glutes being on display … yet again.  And therein lies the rub.

WHAT WE CAN EXPECT FROM THE MET GALA 2019

Photograph: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for the Metropolitan Museum of Art via    The Guardian

Photograph: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for the Metropolitan Museum of Art via The Guardian

The theme of the Met’s Exhibition this year is ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’ which begs the question: WTF is camp?

Hot off the press from The Met itself,

“The Costume Institute's spring 2019 exhibition will explore 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.”

For those still scratching their heads - think a kitsch and maximalist aesthetic with emphasis on the big, the bold and clashes of texture, pattern, animal print, feathers and sequins.  In other words, Gucci and Moschino had a baby and RuPaul and Grace Jones are the godparents.

A H&C GUIDE TO ‘CAMP’ SPACES:

I know what you’re thinking - it’s a bit much.  From the advice of an Interior Designer, there is absolutely nothing wrong with styling with camp-esque elements - in fact, I encourage it.  Styling with eclecticism is a way to showcase your character and truly inject your personality into a space.  Style sparingly though - your home isn’t Disneyland.

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How do you feel about a Camp aesthetic? Do you have a Camp design style? Let us know in the comments below or let us know on Instagram. #houseandcourt #HCmetcamp


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