Published: 02:13 EDT, 7 May 2019 | Updated: 05:31 EDT, 7 May 2019
New Rules singer Dua Lipa made her Met Gala debut on Monday night after receiving a coveted invite to the A-list extravaganza.
The 23-year-old singer looked exquisite in a plunging Versace gown, as she showcased her decolletage while she posed up a storm.
She was joined by her boyfriend Isaac Carew.
Colourful: Dua Lipa looked exquisite in a plunging Versace gown, as she showcased her decolletage while she posed up a storm at the Met Gala on Monday
She cinched her slender waist with a gilded belt and giant folds of fabric gathered around her hips.
The flamboyant gown featured matching vertiginous platform boots.
She channeled the 1960s with a voluminous hair style, which was embellished by small flower clips.
Big step! Dua Lipa and her boyfriend Isaac Carew made their Met Gala red carpet debut together on Monday
The British-born chart star glammed up with eyeliner flicks and extra long lashes.
She added a light blush and framed her eyes with neatly groomed brows.
She posed alongside her chef boyfriend, as they took their relationship up a level.
Looking good: The British-born chart star glammed up with eyeliner flicks and extra long lashes
Coordinated: The flamboyant gown featured matching vertiginous platform boots
Stunning: She cinched her slender waist with a gilded belt and giant folds of fabric gathered around her hips
Dua – who had a smash hit with New Rules – accessoried with rings by Vram and KatKim and nails perfected by Mei Kawajiri.
Her doting boyfriend, who was a model before forging a career as a celebrity chef, brushed her lavish locks inside the party.
She broke the no-social-media ban inside the bash to show the couple together, while Isaac preened his lady love.
Well-trained: Her doting boyfriend, who was a model before forging a career as a celebrity chef, brushed her lavish locks inside the party
Cute: She broke the no-social-media ban inside the bash to show the couple together, while Isaac preened his lady love
The Met Gala is the annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and is the most glittery and exclusive event on the New York fashion calendar.
It is famous for attracting luminaries of Hollywood, of fashion, music, sports, TV and the stage for an evening of fashion and charity to mark the museum’s spring exhibit.
This year, the exhibit and gala are dedicated to the idea of ‘camp,’ as defined by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay Notes on ‘Camp.’
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So what exactly is ‘camp’?
The museum’s exhibition is based on ‘Notes on Camp,’ an essay written in 1964 by American author Susan Sontag.
‘Camp is by nature subversive (…) confronting and challenging the status quo,’ the Costume Institute’s head curator Andrew Bolton said Monday at a press event about the exhibition before the gala.
‘In the end, the purpose of camp is to put a smile on our faces and a warm glow in our hearts.’
Some of the items in the exhibition might best explain the theme: the ‘swan dress’ worn by Bjork to the Oscars, a glittering costume worn by flamboyant US singer Liberace, a shower head necklace designed by the late Karl Lagerfeld for Chloe in the 1980s.
‘We’re experiencing a resurgence of camp — not just in fashion, but in culture in general,’ said Bolton.
‘Camp tends to come to the fore in moments of social and political instability. The 1960s was one such moment as were the 1980s.’
The exhibition ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’ — a play on the title of Sontag’s essay — formally opens at the Met on Thursday and runs through September 8.
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Anna Wintour has the final say over each person on the guest list
The annual Met Gala extravaganza raises money for the museum’s Costume Institute kicks off the Met’s annual major fashion exhibition — look out, because the theme is ‘camp.’
And the more outrageous the outfit, the better for the Met Gala red carpet, where the A-listers strut their stuff, usually in the most eye-popping ensemble they can find to match the theme.
Last year, Rihanna showed up in full papal-esque regalia, and Madonna wore a regal black gown – with a see-through cross in the bodice – to go along with the ‘Heavenly Bodies’ concept.
Want a seat? They go for $35,000 a piece.
Attendance is by invitation only, and word has it that Vogue editor extraordinaire Anna Wintour has the final say over each person on the guest list.
Organizers did reveal a smattering of names last month — members of the so-called ‘host committee’ — and so expect to see Jennifer Lopez, Bradley Cooper, Katy Perry and Priyanka Chopra.
Wintour co-chairs the event this year with an eclectic mix of boldface names — Gucci designer Alessandro Michele, pop diva Lady Gaga, British singer Harry Styles and tennis superstar Serena Williams.