Which Hadid sister really nailed the Met Gala’s ‘camp’ theme, Bella or Gigi?

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The Hadid sisters generally don’t try to “match” or coordinate when they attend the Met Gala. I get the feeling that they might not even talk to each other about their looks ahead of time, and they don’t even come together. Which is sort of weird, but then again…they have completely different vibes as models anyway. I don’t think Gigi and Bella are particularly campy, but I’ll give Gigi some credit… chica tried. She tried to bring some Liberace fabulousness and extra-ness to the pink carpet of the Met Gala. I give her an A for effort. But does it really work? I think the Michael Kors ensemble could have been a high camp moment if she looked like she was enjoying it, you know? Instead, it felt like she was too scared to really embrace the drag queen fabulousness. Also: I don’t think the nude lipstick works here.

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Tons – TONS – of Met Gala guests wore Moschino, designed by Jeremy Scott, who just GETS “camp.” He gets tacky glamour, ‘80s excess, ridiculousness and the joy of avoiding “typically pretty” looks. Bella Hadid didn’t get the best Moschino look, but I still liked it – it was very ‘80s Villain, especially when you see the detailing – the bejeweled cutouts on the dress, the pixie wig, the arms full of fake ass bracelets. This was actually a great interpretation, I thought.

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Another set of sisters – Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen! The Olsen Twins are staples on the Met Gala carpet, it’s one of the few events they attend every year. Per usual, they coordinated their looks – both ladies wore vintage Chanel leather. I kind of think the creepy Grey Gardens witchy vibe IS legitimately “camp.”

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  1. lily says:

    I completely agree about Gigi – if she had fun with the look, that would elevated the whole thing

    • Some chick says:

      I agree too. Also am not a huge Michael Kors fan. Here, he is wearing too much spray tan, his trousers need to be hemmed, and he looks like he’s dragging Gigi behind him into the room.

      It’s really funny that the Olsons think vintage Chanel is camp. Lagerfeld Chanel is camp, darlings!

      Unfortunate, as that really objectively is a cool outfit. It just doesn’t work with the typical blank/frowny model demeanor. (Or the nude lip. A pop of color or sparkle would have done wonders.)

      Bella looked amazing tho! Spot on, and it suited her really well.

      (Did you see that Joan Collins made an appearance?!)

    • Kate says:

      I think she did have fun, just hard to see it in these pics where she’s giving serious face. The Vogue video of her prancing around gave me a totally different vibe than the pictures.

    • SKF says:

      As Kate said, there is a Vogue video of her on their instagram which is SO fun. My 2 year old niece watched it obsessively on a loop for half an hour after she saw me looking at the Vogue pictures. She glides, she cartoon-villain-tiptoes, she has a lot of fun with it.

  2. Eliza says:

    I was legit surprised about how such a broad theme had so much same-same on carpet. Lots of hooded metallic dresses. Rocket man was like the inspiration for 50% of guests.

  3. Melly says:

    Gigi was the only one of these people who came even close to camp. Gigi just needed a different color lipstick, maybe a bright pink or blue? Camp is about look and attitude and all of them lacked both.

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  5. broodytrudy says:

    I would wear Ashley’s dress every day. Ugh, i love it so much.

    • olive says:

      ashley is the paler one, right? i used to be able to tell them apart, i’m just assuming mary kate is the one who looks harder and drawn.

  6. Seraphina says:

    The Hadid sisters I actually liked. The Olsen twins look like they are headed to a vampire themed party.

  7. Gaby says:

    MK and Ashley looked about the same as they always do. Same hair/makeup/black clothes as in every other outing.

    I don’t know if it’s just the lipstick or maybe the makeup in general but is Gigi messing with her face too? I really hope not, she is such a cute girl.

  8. Alissa says:

    I actually don’t think anyone in this post nailed it, although I suppose they tried.

    Also, I’m not for telling women to smile, but I will never understand why the Olsen twins have stuck to that just-ate-a-lemon pursed lips thing for the last fifteen years or so. It’s like they’re trying to do a smile and just…forgot how.

  9. Nev says:

    Michael and the Olsens for the win here.

  10. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Leave it to the Olsens to bring subtle camp lol. Kewl dresses. Bella wins over sissy poo.

  11. lobstah says:

    the olsens on the met gala carpet always look like eccentric billionaires who got lost on their way to the grocery store to grab some milk and cigarettes

  12. Nicegirl says:

    Where is someone dressed as Elton John? I was thinking everyone would be, camp Elton 70s

  13. Ann says:

    I didn’t realize the Olsen Twins were wearing leather. I was hoping someone would show up in some tacky pleather/leather look. I loved Bella’s look. The gloves with the faux gaudy bracelets were fabulous!

  14. Xi Tang says:

    I have a soft spot for the Hadids! Love them.

  15. SKF says:

    I think they both did really well.