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Camp: Notes on Fashion at the Met in New York

This week, The Met celebrated camp fashion

This week on Dezeen, a theatrical Met Gala marked the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's camp fashion exhibition in New York.

The 2019 Spring exhibit, named Camp: Notes on Fashion, was curated by The Met in response to the "resurgence of camp", and popularity of deliberately exaggerated fashion.

Visitors are welcomed by meandering, pink exhibition spaces, which are filled with vitrines displaying effeminate sculptures, paintings and drawings dating back to the 17th century.

Zendaya's Cinderella dress at the Met Gala
Zendaya wears colour-changing Cinderella dress to the Met Gala in New York

The exhibition's opening was marked by the museum's annual Met Gala event, which saw a number of celebrity guests arrive in ostentatious clothing to match the theme.

Among the most innovative outfits were British model Jourdan Dunn's dress constructed from 3D-printed petals and American actress Zendaya's colour-changing Cinderella gown.

Social housing revamp in Bordeaux wins Mies van der Rohe Award 2019

In the architecture world, a social housing revamp in Bordeaux was announced as the winner of this year's Mies van der Rohe Award.

SHoP unveiled its visuals for an irregularly stacked office for the US Embassy in Bangkok, and OMA completed its overhaul of Sotheby's galleries at its New York headquarters.

Dezeen also reported on the news that construction is set to begin on Frank Gehry's long-awaited Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, over a decade since the design was first revealed.

Temporary House of Commons for the UK Parliament by AHMM
Plans unveiled for temporary UK Parliament designed by AHMM

UK news this week included the reveal of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris' design for a temporary replacement for the House of Commons, which will house the UK Parliament while the Palace of Westminster is restored.

The government promised to pay £200 million to replace combustible cladding found on 176 privately-owned high-rise towers, following the Grenfell Tower fire two years ago.

Chinese architects must find a new way to "urbanise the countryside" says Li Xiaodong

Chinese design was in the spotlight as Dezeen interviewed Li Xiaodong, who stated that architects must gain the confidence to develop China's rural areas sustainably.

In another interview, Peter Horbury said that there is  "no stopping" the country's car design industry, now that Chinese companies are putting their history of copying behind them.

Object & Thing design and art fair
Object & Thing launches in New York as alternative to traditional art and design fairs

In the design world, former Frieze artistic director Abby Bangser established an alternative to traditional art fairs called Object & Thing. It aims to offer exhibitors fewer restrictions and lower prices.

Meanwhile in London Craft Week is taking place – Dezeen's design editor Augusta Pownall picked out six of the best events taking place.

Casa B by Architrend in Malta
Glass-sided rooftop pool tops concrete Maltese house by Architrend Architecture

Popular projects on Dezeen this week included a concrete house with a glass rooftop poolan apartment with moody grey interiors and a labyrinth-like house in Japan.