Making up for lost time after 2020’s Met Gala was postponed, last night’s exclusive event saw celebrities bring their most fashion-forward beauty looks to the red carpet. Known as “fashion’s biggest night out”, and hosting by Editor-in-Chief of Vogue US, Anna Wintour, the fundraising gala is an opportunity for the very curated guest list to take a risk with their look. Walking up the iconic steps of New York’s The Metropolitan Museum of Art, stars embraced the theme of American fashion, co-ordinating with the museum’s two-part exhibition, In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, and In America: An Anthology of Fashion. Click through to see the Vogue Arabia’s beauty team’s favorite hair and makeup looks of this year’s Met Gala.
The four-time tennis Grand Slam winner understood the assignment, with her hair shaped into an elaborate sculpture. The looped braids and gelled out "wings" were scattered with tiny red flowers and gems, matching her rouged eye look.
Capturing the spirit of the Gala in her stunning full headdress, Iman used a sultry smoky eye to highlight the contrast between darkness and light.
The Crazy Rich Asians actor turned out a sleek set of bangs and acid green eye look.
Committing to a pandemic fashion look, Grimes covered up with a silver face mask. Her future-forward looped hair style was a standout for the evening, covered in pink hair rings.
Paying homage to Josephine Baker's iconic baby curls, the American actor expertly tapped the now on-trend red eye makeup look.
The Havana singer chose a stunning purple eyeshadow look, with a shimmering glitter overlay. Extra long waves gave the Cuban-American a chic Cher look.
The Game of Thrones actor committed to her Met Gala look, with on-trend bleached brows, embellished emerald eyes, a blotted lip stain, and an elaborate curled, pinned, and glossed updo.
Inspired by denim, the Kenyan-Mexican actor's eye look used 10 different shades of blue. Her elevated hair look took cues from another fabric, mimicking the folds of tulle.
New mom Gigi made the most of her new redhead look, pulling her long locks up into a high ponytail. The creamy brown lip and baby blue eye look did 90s nostalgia tastefully.
Taking the high-low fashion route, Rihanna matched her deep red lip - another AW21 trend to watch - with a loosely slung beanie and a few curl tendrils.
The American model went refreshingly ultra low-key with a clean centre part, glowing skin, and rosy cheeks.