This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
If you're having a hard time understanding this year's Met Gala Camp theme, well, you're not alone. In simpler terms, it's all about over-the-top, gaudy, extravagant fashion, and celebrities delivered with various interpretations of of camp throughout the night. But while you're marveling over the exaggerated costumes, don't forget to check out one part of the body that camp can really thrive on: nails. So far, we've seen multicolored polish on Harry Styles, quirky decals on Elle Fanning, and lots of rhinestones.
Ahead, we've rounded up some of our favorite camp nail looks that you'll want to screenshot for when you're feeling extra — really extra.
This story was updated.
She also decked out Elle Fanning's coral extensions with quirky decals, including a neon-green telephone and french fries. To achieve her look, the nail artist used the shade Strike A Rose from Essie's 2019 summer collection and charms from E Village Collective.
Mei Kawajiri shared a close up of Dua Lipa's mani, which reminded us of stained glass.
Constance Wu rocked burgundy extensions topped with chunky gemstones, courtesy of manicurist Kim Truong.
Nail artist Naomi Yasuda was seen giving Rita Ora a metallic gilded manicure that definitely screamed camp.
Celebrity manicurist Elle outfitted Lucy Boynton with a studded gray set using Essie polish in Press Pause.
Celebrity manicurist Casey Herman gave Lupita Nyong'o two-toned burgundy tips using Kiss Products.
Tom Bachik looked to candy wrappers as inspo for Hailee Steinfeld's mint-green mani.
The most over-the-top nail look of the night goes to Solange, who showed up to the Met Gala with Ferragamo snakeskin on her fingernails. Her manicurist Pipbuzzz created the look with material sourced from the fashion house and Kiss products.
Manicurist Jenny Bui used OPI polish in Candied Kingdom to match Cardi B's nails to her show-stopping dress. To take her mani to the next level, Bui spent three hours decking Cardi's tips out in 250 Swarovski crystals.
To complement the dripping-wet effect of Kim Kardashian's dress, Bachik pierced her nude manicure with clear crystal accents.
Photo: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic.
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