The Met Gala is an eagerly awaited annual event in the fashion world. Celebrities gather at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and dress to a theme in order to raise funds for the museumâ€™s Costume Institute. Â This year, the theme was â€œCamp: Notes on Fashion.â€ Camp fashion is described as exaggerated and flamboyant, and the celebrities definitely delivered on this topic. Â
Here are some suggestions on how you can imitate your favorite celebritiesâ€™ looks without breaking the bank. Â
Lili Reinhart looked stunning in a billowing romper with a train that could not be ignored. Â The over-the-top makeup and hair details really bring this camp look home. If you love this outfit but feel like it may be a little too much for an everyday outing, try the Feeling The Night Romper In Island Blue ($48.90) from Lucy in the Sky. It incorporates the pale blue and flowing nature of Reinhartâ€™s looks without being too overbearing. Â Top that off with a bold pink eyeshadow, such as Primal Colors in Pink ($5) from NYX and a chunky silver heel like theÂ Jody Sandal ($44.99) from DSW,Â and you have a look that could slay the runway or the school day.
The Jenner sisters always bring their A game to the red carpet, and this yearâ€™s Met Gala was no different. Â Kylieâ€™s outfit consisted of a chainmail-style bodycon dress with large feather accents. To recreate this look, VALLEY suggests a lilac bodycon dress such as the Jenny Square Neck Dress ($66) from REVOLVE and silver fishnet tights like the Womenâ€™s Micro Net Tights ($15.40) from Macyâ€™s to imitate the decorative link design of Jennerâ€™s dress. Â To get the look of her iconic fluffy accents, VALLEY recommends a fur clutch in order to emulate the look without overdoing it. Â The clutch pictured above is the Pearl Decoration Solid Color Plush Clutch ($39.97) from TBDRESS. Â With this look, youâ€™ll make a bigger statement than Jennerâ€™s lips.
This year, Lady Gaga co-chaired the Met Gala and set a new standard for red carpet entrances. She choreographed not one but three outfit changes during her entrance, and her every move was very deliberate and purposeful. She went from wearing a huge, hot pink coat and Sia-style bow to wearing nothing but her underwear, heels and fishnets. Only Gaga could pull off such an elaborate stunt, however, you can achieve the same fabulousness in a more toned down way by wearing a headwrap, like theÂ Wide Front Twist Headwrap ($4.90) from Forever 21, instead of a larger-than-life bow. VALLEY also recommends the more casual version of Gagaâ€™s coat to make a statement without going over the top â€” try theÂ Slinky Plain Long Length Duster ($32) from boohoo. Â Top that off with individual lash extensions, such as Faux Mink Individual Lashes ($9.99) from ULTA, and youâ€™ll look fresh out of the gala afterparty!
Harry Stylesâ€™ outfit was subtly beautiful with a unique, sheer top and heeled boots. Â His rings added a touch of glam to the all black ensemble. For a similar look, VALLEY suggests the Chunky Ring Pack ($29) from ASOS. For a more casual version of Stylesâ€™ sheer top, try this Sheer Mesh Jacket ($22.90) from Forever 21. Â It has the same uniqueness to it that Stylesâ€™ does, without the hefty price tag and daunting formality. His shoes, while wonderful, do not look too comfortable. For a laid-back option, VALLEY suggests the Ben Sherman Gaston Chelsea Boots ($66) from Zappos! to make you look and feel like a streetwear model.