The artistic and iconic costumes worn by Cher over the years will finally get a well-deserved display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The display will be part of the Met’s spring exhibit “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” and will coincide with this year’s MetGala theme which is also “Camp.” Both this year’s theme and spring exhibit were highly influenced by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay Notes on “Camp”—which analyzes the notion of high art in excess within popular culture—and as the museum puts it, “provides the framework for the exhibition, which will examine how fashion designers have used their métier as a vehicle to engage with camp in a myriad of compelling, humorous, and sometimes incongruous ways.”
Although news of the exhibit has been known, it was not until a recent interview with Fashionista that more information was made known by fashion designer Bob Mackie. In his interview, he mentions that he lent a few of Cher’s original costumes to the Met for this particular exhibit. Beyond being a fashion designer, Bob Mackie was also the costume designer for The Cher Show Broadway musical.
No exact pieces for the exhibit have been disclosed, but we can’t wait to see what ends up in the museum! “Camp: Notes on Fashion” will open its doors on May 9 in Gallery 999, and will run until September 8, 2019.