Priyanka, Deepika walk pink carpet: Twitter lauds 'brown representation' at MET Gala

Published: May 7, 2019
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It was bold, outrageous and dramatic.

The who’s who of global entertainment gathered on the pink carpet of fashion’s most awaited night. This year’s MET Gala theme set out to explore ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’ and boy, did stars deliver!

Like last year, Bollywood divas Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone were invited to the event. The starlets were in for a pink carpet face-off at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The former Miss World, who is attending the Met Gala for the third time this year, arrived hand-in-hand with her husband Nick Jonas.

PHOTO: AFP

PHOTO: AFP

The couple was dressed in Dior – Priyanka in an exaggerated feathered embellished dress and Nick in a pristine white suit.

PHOTO: AFP

PHOTO: AFP

The 36-year-old Chopra actor wore a sheer gown with a thigh-high slit and feathered hem. She attached a feathered-hem cape to the outfit too.

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PHOTO: AFP

Priyanka’s team of hairstylists finished out her look with afro curls completed with a crown-like piece.

On the other hand, the Padmaavat beauty opted for a Zac Posen custom metallic pink gown with an exaggerated skirt and voluminous hair.

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PHOTO: AFP

Her dress was said to have 408 embroidery pieces also printed on an SLA machine. These embroidery pieces were vacuum metalised, painted and then attached to the outside of the gown, which took more than 160 hours to print and finish.

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Twitter had a thought or two about the actors’ look for the night:

https://twitter.com/TeamSuperAU_/status/1125634414854066176

About the theme

So what exactly is “camp?”

The museum’s exhibition is based on “Notes on Camp,” an essay written in 1964 by American author Susan Sontag. “Camp is by nature subversive… confronting and challenging the status quo,” the Costume Institute’s head curator Andrew Bolton said at a press event ahead of the gala. “In the end, the purpose of camp is to put a smile on our faces and a warm glow in our hearts.”

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