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Dress: Fancy: The Podcast About Dressing Up

May 3, 2019

Aside from Halloween, the only other date that gets Lucy and Ben excited is the first Monday in May, when the Metropolitan Museum, New York, hosts its gala ball to raise funds for its Costume Institute. Although not strictly a fancy dress event, the couture worn to this shimmering festivity is often fantastical, always exceptional. This year, with the theme derived from the Costume Institute exhibition, Camp: Notes on Fashion, the potential for some truly extraordinary garments is high! Join Lucy and Ben as they kick-start Season Four and tell you all you need to know about this extraordinary sartorial event.


  • Susan Sontag, Notes on Camp (1966).
  • Alice Newbold, ‘Met Gala  2019: Everything You Need To Know):
  • The First Monday in May (documentary film, dir. Andrew Rossi).