The Met's Camp Collection takes inspiration from its upcoming annual gala theme and features eclectic pieces from an array of big-name designers for consumers to shop online and in-store

In accordance with the 2019 Met Gala and its “Camp: Notes on Fashion” exhibit, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is launching a Camp Collection, including quirky, unique pieces from a slew of designers. Major brands like Marc Jacobs, Charlotte Olympia, Moschino and Off-White are among those who’ve created pieces for the collection.

With prices ranging from $16 to $1,980, the collection will be available on May 9 at the physical Met museum store and also online when the exhibition opens up to the public. With over 300 products, the collection will feature diverse and uncommon pieces like a teddy bear-shaped perfume from Italian designer Moschino.

The products echo the related art exhibition’s theme, focused on notions of irony and excess and inspired by Susan Sontag’s essay “Notes on Camp” from 1964. In the spirit of its literary roots, the Camp Collection will also feature limited-edition prints by Jane Kaplowitz, inspired by Sontag’s vague definition of camp and other notions of parody and theatrics from Jean Paul Gaultier and Oscar Wilde.

Met Camp Collection


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In accordance with the 2019 Met Gala and its “Camp: Notes on Fashion” exhibit, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is launching a Camp Collection, including quirky, unique pieces from a slew of designers. Major brands like Marc Jacobs, Charlotte Olympia, Moschino and Off-White are among those who’ve created pieces for the collection.

With prices ranging from $16 to $1,980, the collection will be available on May 9 at the physical Met museum store and also online when the exhibition opens up to the public. With over 300 products, the collection will feature diverse and uncommon pieces like a teddy bear-shaped perfume from Italian designer Moschino.