We've waited an entire year, but the Met Gala has finally arrived once again. This year's theme, Camp: Notes on Fashion, is one for the books, but it also has even the most astute fashion freaks slightly confused. Andrew Bolton, the curator of the Costume Institute, took inspiration from Susan Sontag's Notes on "Camp" essay in which she explained the meaning of the word via 58 detailed definitions, one of which was the "love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration." If you didn't quite grasp the theme the first (or fifth) time someone tried to explain it to you, hopefully, that fun fact will have you feeling a little better about yourself.
When I think of camp, I think of something—a dress, shoe, earring, or headpiece—so extravagant, it walks the line of being tacky but doesn't cross it. It's exaggerated in every sense of the word—it's avant-garde, it's pop culture, it's fabulous. This year's co-chairs—Lady Gaga; Alessandro Michelle, creative director of Gucci; Harry Styles; and Serena Williams—could not embody the true aesthetic of the theme more, and we can't wait to see what each will wear tomorrow on the red carpet.