The Met Gala is themed every year, and the 2019 theme was “camp.” But it was not the kind of camp in the great outdoors you’re thinking. Camp can mean a deliberately exaggerated and theatrical behavior or style, and the red-carpet fashions at last night’s event legitimately fit the bill.
Musgraves was virtually unrecognizable as a life-size Moschino Barbie with a matching pink hairdryer purse and flowing blond locks that would make real Barbie all shades of jealous. And we’re still trying to figure out how Perry managed to sit down for dinner in her chandelier dress.
Perry has been a longtime fan of Musgraves and the two toured together on Perry’s Prismatic tour in 2014.
The Met Gala was hosted by Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, Serena Williams, Gucci’s Alessandro Michele and Vogue’s Anna Wintour.
Here are our favorite frames of Musgraves’ Met Gala look.
Kacey MusgravesJohn Shearer/Getty Images for THRTheo Wargo/WireImageANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty ImagesRaymond Hall/GC ImagesRabbani and Solimene Photography/WireImage
Kacey Musgraves and Katy PerryKevin Tachman/MG19/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue
Sophie Von Haselberg, Michael Kors, Bette Midler, Kacey Musgraves, and Gigi HadidKevin Mazur/MG19/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue
Gwen Stefani and Kacey MusgravesKevin Mazur/MG19/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue