- Katy Perry started the 2019 Met Gala in a chandelier outfit.
- She ended it in a hamburger costume.
- An Instagram video showed Perry changing into the outfit in the Met’s bathroom as superstar Jennifer Lopez walked through.
- The two exchanged pleasantries.
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The Met Gala is one of fashion’s biggest nights of the year, and attendees notoriously go all out with their interpretation of the year’s theme. Some stars, like Katy Perry, take it to another level, having two over-the-top looks for the event.
The theme for 2019 was “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” inspired by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp,'” and the annual fundraising gala encouraged attendees to be as bold and playful with their outfits as possible.
Perry is a staple at the event, rarely shying away from over-the-top costumes and accessories, like the massive angel wings she wore last year to match the “Heavenly Bodies” theme. This year, Perry dressed as a human chandelier as she walked the red carpet, donning a headpiece that weighed 40 pounds and was covered in crystals and lights.
The “Firework” singer hinted at a costume change on social media, posting two photos side-by-side of crystal-covered shoes and purses, writing, “First we set the table, and then we dine,” and crediting Italian fashion house Moschino.
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) May 6, 2019
The second photo featured sparkly cheeseburger shoes designed by Erin Lareau and an equally sparkly cheeseburger purse designed by Judith Leiber, hinting that her second look was themed after the classic American diner staple.
And the “Bon Appétit” singer didn’t disappoint, showing off an actual hamburger costume, complete with a lettuce wrap dress underneath.
Though photos and videos inside the event were reportedly banned, footage from the bathroom made its way online, showing Perry sliding into her hamburger costume as an equally glittery Jennifer Lopez nonchalantly passed through.
In the clip, originally posted by Perry’s stylist, Jamie Mizrahi’s Instagram story, Perry can be seen trying to shimmy into the massive burger – complete with a toothpick headpiece – as someone says, “Hi J.Lo.” Lopez responds, “Hi babe,” before walking past, seemingly nonplussed by all the commotion.
Fans couldn’t get enough of the interaction
— KP STAN | lovelightperry (@rannieperry) May 7, 2019
— Rudolph Hermes (@HermesRudolph) May 7, 2019
Mizrahi’s Instagram story continued to show Perry shuffling through the Met Gala, much to other stars’ delight. Mizrhai even got a go in the hamburger costume before the night was through.
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