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Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone try to camp it up at the Met Gala 2019

The two stars showed off their looks for the annual benefit event held at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

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Sonal Pandya

Actresses Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone have returned for the first Monday in May at the annual Met Gala, better known as the Oscars of fashion. Both actresses have attended the fashion event of the year for the last three years in a row.

The charity benefit gala for the Costume Institute has an exclusive guest list and each ticket costs around $30,000 to attend. This year's theme is Camp: Notes on Fashion, inspired by photographer Susan Sontag's 1964 essay, Notes on Camp from the Partisan Review. In the essay, she wrote: "The essence of Camp is its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration." Camp fashion is popular in gay culture and the looks are usually theatrical and over the top. Extravagance is often embraced, not shunned.

Chopra attended the event with husband Nick Jonas. The pair famously made their big media appearance together at the red carpet in 2017. The couple, who are part of the Met Gala Host Committee with Jennifer Lopez, Lena Waithe, and Katy Perry, walked the 'pink' carpet wearing white with Dior and Chopard accessories.


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Their outfits were inspired by Louis XIV and the extravagance of the French court. Chopra, whose hair was teased into curls, added a bindi to top off her outfit.

Meanwhile, Padukone, the other Indian attendee, was walking the pink carpet solo, minus husband Ranveer Singh. This year's theme would have been apt for Singh to make his debut given his taste for outrageous fashion moments. Instead, Padukone represented for the two of them and wore a custom Zac Posen metallic pink lurex jacquard gown. Like singers Kacey Musgrove and Dua Lipa, the actress and her high hair-do ended up looking like a Barbie doll.

However, as Padukone told interviewer Liza Koshy from Vogue, she felt designer Zac Posen was inspired by an underwater theme.

Afterwards, the two actresses and Jonas hung out with designer Anaita Shroff Adajania, socialite Natasha Poonawalla and political staffer and former Hilary Clinton aide, Huma Abedin. Naturally, there was another outfit change.


Charlie and the Indian angels end the night .. ❤️ #metgala2019

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