Actress Lena Waithe and designer Kerby Jean Raymond of Pyer Moss took to the Met Gala’s pink carpet to make strong statements with respect to the beginnings of camp.
A year ago, Lena created a statement on the Met Gala carpet as well, wearing a rainbow-striped cape via Carolina Herrera to show pride and solidarity with the LGBTQ community.
This year, Lena ventured out in a pinstripe blue suit that read, “Black Drag Queens Invented Camp” on the back. The pinstripes on the suit are the lyrics to the Diana Ross hit, “I’m Coming Out.”
The discussion encompassing camp and its members and originators has been at a record-breaking high since the theme of the Met Gala was declared last October. Minimized people group have been truly let alone for the discussion encompassing camp, so it was fitting that a queer black woman spoke to that issue straightforwardly. She posted the photograph on Instagram with the caption, “I came to slay, bitch.”