Serious fashion fans have already made the trek to New York City to see “Camp: Notes on Fashion” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. On view until September 8, the new exhibition features some of the most memorable flamboyant designs in fashion history from the likes of Cristóbal Balenciaga, Gucci, and Christian Dior. And with a new capsule collection inspired by the show launching at the museum this month, there’s more reason to exit through the gift shop.
In what is being called the “Camp shop,” you’ll find a treasure trove of charming fashion collectibles—think Gucci paperweights and cheeky cardboard “diamond” earrings by Moschino. There are a few must-have kitschy statement pieces in the mix as well, including a Vaquera sock bag (yes, a bag shaped as a sock!) and a Gypsy Sport dress made entirely of soda-pop cans.
Those looking to acquire camp-inspired art, meanwhile, can purchase limited-edition prints by the American painter Jane Kaplowitz of camp icons such as Jean Paul Gaultier and Oscar Wilde for $2,000 a piece. On the more affordable end of the spectrum, Instagram-famous illustrator Angelica Hicks has created a range of pins, patches, T-shirts, tote bags, and zippered pouches, starting at just $10, that is covered with doodles of notable camp personalities, too, including the godmother of camp herself, Susan Sontag.
A selection of the products is now available for preorder online, though the full range will be available at the Met in late May.