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A Look Back at Celebrities’ Extravagant Headpieces on the Met Gala Red Carpet in Recent Years

Tomorrow night, an array of A-listers, socialites, designers, and models will take to the Met Gala red carpet. The year’s most anticipated fashion event will begin at the staircase of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, with celebrities dressed head-to-toe in glamorous getups for the annual Costume Institute fundraiser, which is co-chaired by Rihanna, Amal Clooney, and Donatella Versace. This year’s theme— Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination —will challenge attendees to take on the fusion of Catholicism meets fashion in a formal setting.

Over the years, this fashionable event has seen guests embrace the themed dress code in elaborate gowns. However, a number of attendees take it to the next level with extravagant headpieces, bejeweled hair accessories, and striking veils that demand a double take. Last year, Céline Dion made her Met Gala debut wearing an Atelier Versace gown paired with an origami-inspired headpiece. Thandie Newton let her floral headdress take center stage, meanwhile Sofia Boutella looked otherworldly with a celestial tiara.

In 2015, Rihanna and Zendaya completed their looks with gilded ornate headbands, while Selena Gomez took a feminine approach with a hairstyle adorned with white orchids. Sarah Jessica Parker made a grand gesture upon arrival at the 2013 Met Gala wearing a faux-hawk headpiece, and again at the 2015 edition in a flaming, tasseled crown. Meanwhile, metallic turbans were the headgear of choice for Kate Moss at the 2009 Met Gala and Karolina Kurkova at the 2012 edition, who both tucked their blond locks away in glittery, knotted headwear.

In the gallery ahead, the very best hair accessories worn by celebrities over the years on the Met Gala red carpet.

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