The Met Gala Goes To Camp: Here’s All The Over-the-Top Looks From The Red Carpet

We've researched the theme, predicted what celebrities will wear on the red carpet, and Insta-stalked Lady Gaga for so long that we're starting to see platforms in our sleep. The only thing left to do is watch the red carpet. Yep, the First Monday in May is finally here, and it's time to welcome the biggest, most meticulously planned night in fashion: The Met Gala.

The Met Gala kickstarts a four-month-long exhibit put on by the Costume Institute at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art. This year's theme, based on Susan Sontag's 1964 essay, "Camp: Notes On Fashion ", is all about "the love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration." So naturally, we're expecting attendees to go completely over the top with their red carpet looks. After all, if Cardi B and Rihanna can take even a Catholic-themed dress code and make it fashion, we can't imagine what they'll do with a theme literally dedicated to outrageousness.

With Lady Gaga's four looks leading the way, here's how this year's guest list is bringing camp to life at tonight's Met Gala red carpet.

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Lana Condor in Prabal Gurung

To All The Boys [She’s] Loved Before, you seriously missed out because Lana Condor looked like an absolute princess donning a cotton candy-colored Prabal number — off-the-shoulder, tulle train, poof sleeves and all.

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Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell

Among the first to arrive, co-host and queen of camp Lady Gaga really, really made an entrance. Not only did she show up in a next-level hot pink parachute coat, of which was custom made for her by designer, Brandon Maxwell, she casually stripped down — on the pink carpet — into the ultimate LBD.

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Serena Williams in Versace

Are you even real, Serena Williams? The record-breaking tennis wonder and Met Gala co-host really can do it all — and even better, she does it in Versace. And sneakers.

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Billy Porter in The Blonds

Let's get one thing straight: Billy Porter knows how to enter a room. Carried in Cleopatra-style on an Egyptian throne built for a queen, this custom gold look by The Blonds, complete with freakin' wings, might just have won the carpet.

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Alessandro Michele and Harry Styles in Gucci

Are these guys BFFs? Or do they both just love ruffles? Either way, Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele and Met Gala co-host Harry Styles look like they’re walking into the most elevated semi-formal that we could ever hope for.

Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images.

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