Sleb Safari: Met Gala 2019 - Camp fashion at its finest

Met Gala 2019: Clockwise from left - Kim Kardashian, Billy Porter, Katy Perry as a chandelier, Katy Perry as a hamburger and Gigi Hadid

AND the winner of the Met Gala 2019 is… drum roll please… Ms Katy Perry. It was a unanimous decision from the judges since Katy turned up dressed as a functioning chandelier. She looked glorious. Luminous too.

And then Katy added extra cheese and changed into a hamburger costume for the after-party.

The Met Gala is a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and has become an iconic night. This year’s theme was Camp: Notes on Fashion and so many celebs brought it.

Katy Perry’s fully functioning chandelier dress gave up strong Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast vibes and what is more camp than a Disney film?

Kim Kardashian’s dress was mesmerising and made to look as though she was dripping wet. Kim wants you to think she was channelling Sophia Loren in Boy On A Dolphin but it was clearly a nod to Gemma Collins’s iconic tan wardrobe frock of 2017. Big up the GC.

Honourable Met Gala mentions must also go to Bette Midler who channelled her Hocus Pocus character; Cardi B’s bejewelled headdress; Zendaya’s light-up dress which was inspired by Cinderella as well as her gorgeous little pumpkin carriage handbag and the fact she left a glass slipper on the red carpet; Billy Porter’s golden wings and sun god homage plus a hat tip for his entrance on a litter carried by six golden men.


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More honourable mentions for Lena Waithe who had the message “Black drag queens invented camp” printed on the back of her boss suit; Cara Delevingne’s head piece which included fried eggs, false teeth, bananas and eyeballs and Tracee Ellis Ross who held a picture frame through which you saw her face. It was a nod to the fact that people attending the African American Day parade in Harlem used to do the same.


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Representing Ireland were Saoirse Ronan, whose stunning dress which made her look as though she had Medusa’s head on each shoulder, Sinead Burke, Ruth Negga and Samantha Barry.

Sinead penned an article for British Vogue about being the first little person to attend the Met Gala and summed up the theme beautifully: “Camp is indescribable, but for me, it constitutes a safe space for anyone who dares to be different. It’s a home for the unpredictable.”

Ezra Miller and his surplus eyes at the Met Gala. Picture by Jennifer Graylock/PA Wire

Dishonourable mentions are exclusively reserved for Ezra Miller. His surplus eyes are still giving Sleb Safari nightmares.

And so for that reason alone Sleb Safari acknowledges that Ezra richly deserves to be joint winner of the Met Gala 2019 Crown of Camp. Well done Katy and Ezra!


Madonna is hitting the road

Madonna is going on tour and for the first time in a long time she’s playing theatres rather than huge venues.

Her tour starts in the US later this year and then in early 2020 she’ll perform in Europe with a concert scheduled for the London Palladium.

The Palladium seats around 2,000 people so it would be a pretty special evening with Madge.


Jodie Comer: Single and wondering

Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh 

AS Sleb Safari waits patiently for the second series of Killing Eve to return it has had to content itself with reading interviews with the stars of the show Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh.

Sleb Safari thinks both are the bee’s knees but has a soft spot for Jodie Comer and, in particular, Jodie’s gorgeous Liverpool accent.

Jodie is superb as assassin Villanelle in Killing Eve but suspects the role is one reason her love life has taken a hit.

“I don’t know if it’s particularly because I’ve played a psychopath. I really don’t get approached at all,” she told The Times.

And true enough, it would be quite intimidating to approach Villanelle wouldn’t it?


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