Project Description: 

Stephen Jones was commissioned by the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York to create head treatments for the exhibition ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’.

Through more than 250 objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present, The Costume Institute's spring 2019 exhibition explores the origins of camp's exuberant aesthetic. Susan Sontag's 1964 essay "Notes on 'Camp'" provides the framework for the exhibition, which examines how the elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion.

 

Stephen Jones designed head pieces from velvet top hat masks to accompany Thom Browne, to pink perspex bows paired with Thierry Mugler. Pieces from the Stephen Jones archive were also exhibited in the exhibtion.

For further information about the exhibition follow link: https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2019/camp-notes-on-fashion

May 9 – September 8, 2019