Yes, Katy Perry Was An Actual Chandelier At The 2019 Met Gala
By Paris Close
May 7, 2019
Katy Perry was the light of the party last night. LIT-erally.
The "Swish Swish" singer made quite the appearance when she crashed the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute's 2019 Met Gala on Monday (May 6) dressed as a real-life chandelier. Perry took this year's theme of "Camp: Notes on Fashion" very seriously, illuminating the red carpet draped in gems and an arrangement of electronic candles — with a headpiece to match — over a sparkling, metallic silver Moschino gown at the fashion-forward event.
If you think the "Firework" artist's look is "extra" or over-the-top, that's because it plays on this year's elusive concept, announced by curator-in-charge Andrew Bolton. The theme, which draws from author and photographer Susan Sontag's iconic essay "Notes on Camp," in which she describes the Camp aesthetic as "love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration."
According to Moschino designer Jeremy Scott, Perry's 40lb lamp-ish look featured a giant chandelier and took "thousands of Swarovski crystals" to create. "There is a built-in corset consisting of 18 steel bones and two hidden battery packs to illuminate the lights," Scott told Vogue. "I mean who wants to wear a chandelier that doesn't light up!"
See pics of Katy Perry's human chandelier outfit at the 2019 Met Gala below.
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