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#MetCamp: 5 things you might have missed at Met Gala 2019

Here is why #MetCamp could be one of the most powerful and your favourite Met Gala ever.
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Sure, you might have seen all the looks at the Met Gala 2019 pink carpet, but there are so much more behind-the-scenes than you'd ever know.

For one, did you know that Ezra Miller and his crew started to get ready at 4 AM to realise his kaleidoscope beauty look? And how Zendaya has truly embodied her character that night as Cinderella?

From the insane beauty looks to the hidden messages behind the camp looks, here we list down 6 things you might have missed in Met Gala 2019.

EZRA MILLER AND HIS MAKEUP ARTIST STARTED TO GET READY AT 4 AM

Ezra Miller has found himself a team whose craziness matches his. The red carpet darling and makeup artist Mimi Choi has chosen one of Choi's iconic kaleidoscope looks as their translation of 'Camp', where the eyes mirror one's alter-egos.

Choi revealed that each of the eyes took about 200 steps and at least half an hour to be done.

 

LUPITA NYONG'O 'S SALUTE TO BLACK POWER AND HUMAN RIGHTS

From her otherworldly Versace neon dress to drag-queen inspired makeup, Lupita Nyong'O is surely one of the campiest interpretation on that night. Little did we know that her teeny-weeny crowns were delivering an even more powerful message.

They were actually a salute to Black Power and human rights. The actress's hairstylist Vernon François has later revealed that the golden raised fists -which symbolise unity and solidarity, were inspired by Lauren Kelley's self-portrait “Pickin'” in 2007.

 

TRACEE ELLIS ROSS REMINISCED LORRAINE O'GRADY'S 'ART IS...' IN 1983

Apparently, Lupita Nyong'O wasn't the only one who honoured Black Power at the fete.

Tracee Ellis Ross, donning Moschino by Jeremy Scott, reminisced artist Lorraine O'Grady's 'Art Is...' movement during African American Day Parade in 1983, where the performances joined the parade with gilded frames in their hands, inspiring people to see themselves as a unique artwork and raising the 'racism in art' at that moment. 

 

ZENDAYA DROPPED HER GLASS SLIPPER, JUST LIKE CINDERELLA

Dressed up as Cinderella and Fairy Godmother in Tommy Hilfiger, Zendaya and her stylist Law Roach enchanted a magical moment on the pink carpet, where the Cinderella dress glowed up after Fairy Godmother sprinkled her magic.

And just when we thought we couldn't expect more from the duo, Zendaya 'dropped' her glass heel on the staircase – our chronicle of real-life fairy tale is now completed.

 

RUPAUL THOUGHT DRAG WOULD BE WHAT EVERYONE GO FOR

Everyone was asking why didn't RuPaul show up at Met Gala in his iconic drag look. Instead, she came as RuPaul Andre Charles dressed in a bold stripe suit with a gargantuan feathered shoulder.

And the god of drag herself has disclosed the reason: “I didn’t want to go in drag, because I thought it was going to be a sea of drag queens.” However it turned out not everyone put as much 'effort' as RuPaul has predicted.

 

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