Bring on the camp Met Gala exhibit explores camp in fashion

NEW YORK — Stars often show up to the Met Gala looking as campy as they (and their stylists) can manage. This year, that’s exactly what they’re supposed to do.The theme of the latest fashion mega-exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute is, in fact, “camp.”The style includes irony, humour, parody, artifice and theatricality, among other elements. The exhibit traces its history back to the 17th century.Items on display include a TV dinner cape by Jeremy Scott emblazoned with carrots, peas and mashed potatoes, and Bjork’s famous “swan dress” from the Oscars.The exhibit is the centerpiece of the star-studded Met Gala on Monday night. The Gucci-sponsored gala is co-chaired by Lady Gaga, Harry Styles and Serena Williams, along with Vogue editor Anna Wintour.Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press