These LGBTI icons wowed the Met Gala red carpet

These LGBTI icons wowed the Met Gala red carpet
Ezra Millar's red carpet look (Photo: Twitter)

The most important people of the fashion world – including a host of LGBTI icons – gathered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Monday (6 May) for the annual Met Gala.

The queer community was in the spotlight this year, as the event celebrating the opening of the spring fashion exhibit took the theme ‘camp’.

It came from on bisexual author and philosopher Susan Sontag’s essay, Notes on Camp, dedicated to queer icon Oscar Wilde.

Sontag wrote that camp is ‘love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration… style at the expense of content… the triumph of the epicene style’.

And, global LGBTI icons did not disappoint with their lavish, eccentric, and fantastically queer outfits.

Let’s look at some of the best:

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga stunned the Met Gala red carpet with four different looks and three outfit changes.

The bisexual pop star and LGBTI super-ally rocked looks in sleek black and bright hot pink. As always, her accessories were on point.

Billy Porter

Actor Billy Porter arrived at the Met Gala decked head-to-toe in gold, including a 24-karat headpiece and face adornments. But Porter didn’t simply walk up the red carpet — he was carried.

Six shirtless men, in gold pants, headpieces, and boots, carried Porter on a black velvet chaise.

Laverne Cox

Transgender actress and star of Orange Is the New Black, Laverne Cox, wore a black dress with large shoulder ruff and turquoise hair.

Janet Mock

Trans activist and TV writer Janet Mock wore a plunging silver gown with feathers.

Celine Dion

Janelle Monae

Harry Styles

Ezra Miller

Kacey Musgraves


Dominique Jackson

Frank Ocean

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Author: Rik Glauert