Ezra Miller and Love, Simon actor Keiynan Lonsdale have posed in dresses from The Met Museum’s upcoming 2019 exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion.
Like previous years, the collection will officially be on display following the annual Met Gala, which takes place on 6 May (19), where guests typically take their dress code cue from the museum’s exhibit theme.
Modelling some of the camp pieces, Ezra and Keiynan are joined by model Edie Campbell in an editorial for Vogue.
Both actors are dressed in designs by Thom Browne; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them actor Ezra in a mash-up of a bride and groom look from the fashion star’s spring 18 line, and Keiynan in a fall 19 outfit, consisting of a tuxedo top and a pleated skirt.
“Everything flips upside down in this theatre of high drama,” Ezra told the fashion glossy.
In a second image, Keiynan dons a powder-pink 18th-century robe a la francaise-inspired dress by Vivienne Westwood, from fall 95.
“It’s so easy to play it safe, but that’s not camp,” the 27-year-old noted.
Sharing the photos on Instagram, he added to his followers: “Thank you @voguemagazine for including me in your 2019 May Issue. I can’t even believe this happened. Thank you with all of my heart.”
Meanwhile, Edie channels bird-like beauty for her image, in a pink and purple feather Moschino gown, from spring 16.
Camp: Notes on Fashion, influenced by American writer Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay Notes on ‘Camp’, runs from 9 May to 8 September at the New York art institution. Dresses by Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Bob Mackie, and Versace will also feature.
In the exhibition overview, museum curators explain: “Through more than 250 objects dating from the 17th century to the present, 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, humour, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion.”
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