When the celebs show up to the Met Gala red carpet, they know they’ve got to bring their A-game or else face the wrath of an unimpressed public (and a more-sour-than-usual Anna Wintour). While some play it safe anyway (looking at you, every man who wore a black tux with like two sequins), others give us everything from four feet above their heads to seven feet behind them. One of the ways to truly go above and beyond is to drive the whole thing home with accessories and statement props, which a lot of the celebs thankfully did.
From bringing along their own heads and faces to a couple bottles of bubbly and a snack, these celebs brought some pretty wild accessories either to bolster their on-theme Camp looks or just for their/our own amusement. Here are our faves from the night.
Jared Leto’s head
Oh wow, if that’s not camp, we don’t know what is. Jared Leto brought a replica of his own head and carried it around. Our reaction was very similar to Shawn’s there. Just don’t make eye contact… with either of them.
— Vanessa Friedman (@VVFriedman) May 6, 2019
📸 | Shawn Mendes and Jared Leto at the 2019 #MetGala in New York City tonight!
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• May 6, 2019 pic.twitter.com/njRMX4ArDs
— MendesCrewInfo (@MendesCrewMedia) May 6, 2019
Ezra Miller’s face
Speaking of eye contact… Ezra Miller did something similar but instead of carrying around a replica head, he had a mask of what looks like it could be his own face along with several sets of eyes painted on his actual face. In other words, he was serving FACE; get it?
— The Met (@metmuseum) May 7, 2019
Naomi Campbell’s human wind machine
You know you’ve made it when you can not only attend the Met Gala, but employ a person whose sole job it is to fan your dress at the perfect angle for photos. What a flex! Shout out to the unsung heroes out there who do jobs like this so celebs can look as good as they do.
— Alphonso Van Marsh (@AlphonsoVM) May 7, 2019
Tiffany Haddish’s chicken
Hey, sometimes you get a little hungry at fancy events, and that’s when it’s important to have good friends like Tiffany Haddish to hook you up. She brought fried chicken with her own secret seasoning because she was burned last year when there wasn’t enough food at the Met Gala. Lesson learned.
Tiffany Haddish brings chicken in her purse at the 2019 Met Gala pic.twitter.com/0j8X2g2jrk
— People (@people) May 6, 2019
Lady Gaga’s champagne and perfume
By now you probably know that Lady Gaga wore four different outfits on the carpet, but did you catch her little pink Haus of Gaga wagon? Not only did she have samples of her perfume, she also had several other beauty products and champagne. Gaga comes prepared.
— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) May 6, 2019
Billy Porter’s Litter
Billy Porter was already King of Camp and he gave Gaga a run for her money when he hit the carpet right behind her riding six gold lamé-clad men atop an ancient Egyptian horizontal throne known as a litter or palanquin (okay, yes, we had to Google it). I-con-ic.
— E! News (@enews) May 6, 2019
Kacey Musgraves’ hair dryer
Kacey’s version of camp was the none other than Barbie (totally fitting). Her accessory of choice wasn’t as out there as Billy’s and Gaga’s, but it was definitely true to character. Kacey brought along a purse made of a pink plastic hair dryer! She also arrived in a pink convertible. Is anyone else seeing their childhoods brought to life?
— The Met (@metmuseum) May 6, 2019
Sarah Paulson’s champagne
Sarah Paulson wasn’t replicating a character look so we assume this was purely a practical decision. The actress brought a bottle of champagne as her purse—cute, sophisticated and we can assume it came in handy at some point.
— alyssa (@alyssaeatspizza) May 7, 2019
Tracee Ellis Ross’s Picture frame
Tracee Ellis Ross is ALWAYS doing the most so it’s no surprise that she nailed camp right on the head and paid homage to its history at the same time. Brava, Tracee.
So cultural nuance of @TraceeEllisRoss’ look – People used to show up to the African American Day parade in Harlem with frames around their faces! Lorraine O’Grady’s ‘Art Is’ movement.
— Shelby Ivey Christie (@bronze_bombSHEL) May 7, 2019
Katy Perry’s chandelier
Katy wore not one, but two chandeliers. What more is there to say? Cue the Sia and Lumiere jokes.
— The Met (@metmuseum) May 6, 2019
Elle Fanning’s nails
If you just saw Elle Fanning in passing, you might not notice the coolest part of her ensemble—dangly nail accessories. The actress had fries, pop, a rotary phone, toothpaste and more hanging from her manicure.
— xoxo! (@vngelfvce) May 6, 2019
Frank Ocean’s camera
If you were encountering all these bizarre looks on the red carpet, you would want to document it too. We assume that’s why Frank Ocean brought his early-2000s digital camera.
— Complex (@Complex) May 6, 2019