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Earlier this week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that next year’s Costume Institute exhibition will be titled “Camp: Notes on Fashion.” For inspiration, curator Andrew Bolton looked to Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp,’ ” which includes no fewer than 58 definitions for the word. Easiest to understand is this: Camp encompasses everything and anything that is considered by most to be naturally humorous, ridiculous, or profane in our collective culture. In fashion, it means bold, ironic, and, more often than not, irreverent aesthetics born out of the wild minds of designers like Thom Browne, Marc Jacobs, and Gucci’s Alessandro Michele. The exhibition wil... Full story

14 March