For some, experiencing a red carpet is about taking in every. Single. Look. At the Met Gala, there's a lot of look to take in, which makes for an exhausting amount of scrolling and live-streaming — especially for a Monday night. Well, here's the good news. As The Zoe Report's senior fashion editor, I'm here to do the heavy lifting for your and round up my editor-favorite looks from the 2019 Met Gala in all its Camp-themed glory.
Since this year's theme was all about leaning into the less-serious side of fashion, the red carpet was especially over-the-top, complete with feathers, sequins, and even complete outfit changes. Though everyone has a different set of contingencies when it comes to breaking down exactly what qualifies someone for the title of best dressed, my litmus test is fairly straightforward. Firstly, is the look on theme? Second, does it elicit an emotional reaction — an audible gasp, a jaw drop, even just a wry smile? And lastly, does it feel like a bit of a risk for the wearer? The Met Gala is not the red carpet to play it safe (the don't call it the Super Bowl of fashion for nothing). Below, find a breakdown of who made this year's list of best dressed, along with my handy explainers as to exactly why.