On the first Monday in May, celebrities, influencers, and pretty much everyone who’s anyone flocks to the 1000 block of 5th Avenue in New York City for the biggest fashion event of the year, the Met Gala. Being that the event is hosted by none other than Vogue’s Editor in Chief, Anna Wintour, it’s no surprise that the Met Gala red carpet is swarming with attendees primped to perfection and dressed in their best. And, while the clothes might get all the attention on this red carpet, we can’t help but stare at the gorgeous hair and makeup looks accompanying the avant-garde attire, which is why we rounded up the best beauty looks from this year’s soiree.
Considering this year’s theme “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons,” we expected to see a plethora of artistic and edgy beauty looks. However, nothing could prepare us for Lily Collins’s blunt bob and dark lip duo or Kylie Jenner’s Met Gala look, aka a new platinum hairstyle. To see the most notable looks from the 2017 Met Gala red carpet, click through the slideshow below.
Gomez enhances her natural beauty look with a pop of fuchsia on her lid.
While Hudson’s hair is blonder than usual, her beauty look is in line with her signature style: bronzed and beautiful.
KKW keeps it simple with her signature contoured beauty look accompanied by mid-length straight tresses.
Does it get any better than Hadid’s tousled bun and graphic cat eye? We think not.
Roberts pairs her new brunette ’do with a dramatic eye and pale pink lip. To prep Roberts’s skin, Tilbury used Supermodel Body (£45).
While we can admire Ora’s paint stroke effect hair from afar, her classic red lip paired with a soft pink eye is a winner.
Hadid debuted a new angular cut on the 2017 Met Gala red carpet.
Jenner rocks a new platinum ’do on the 2017 Met Gala red carpet.
Candice Swanepoel brings the drama to the red carpet with slicked-back hair and a bold cat eye.
Rihanna’s shimmering pink shadow and hot pink lip are the perfect complements to her artistic outfit.
Kloss tries out a sophisticated blonde bob on the 2017 Met Gala red carpet.
Everything from Ratajkowski’s slicked-back locks to her natural pout and a turquoise cat-eye is perfection.
J.Lo’s Met Gala beauty look is straight out of the ’60s.
Lily Rose Depp’s highlight game is always strong, and she turned it out yet again on the Met Gala red carpet.
Not much blush was seen on the Met Gala runway. However, Johnson nailed the pretty pink beauty look.
Kendall Jenner proves that a red lip and a deep side-part make the perfect duo.
Kravitz has tried her hand at quite a few hairstyles, and her latest look, a new platinum pixie, might just be our favourite. To get her Met Gala look, Hairstylist Nikki Nelms says to create a slight bend in your hair via a straightener.
Rose continuously surprises us with new ways to style a pixie. And, this high-volume ’do might just be our favourite style she’s tried yet.
We are loving Witherspoon’s smouldering smoky eye and slicked-back ’do.
Does it get any better than Lena Dunham’s messy bun and charcoal-lined lids?
Chopra shows off her statement earrings with a chic top knot.
A little bit edgy and a whole lot of glam, Smalls rocks wet locks and multiple piercings.
Classic and timeless are just two words to describe Paltrow’s 2017 Met Gala beauty look.
Chung stayed true to her signature style and rocked bedhead tresses with charcoal-lined eyes.
Doutzen Kroes looks absolutely stunning on the Met Gala red carpet with minimal makeup and messy waves.
No one rocks glowing skin and slicked-back tresses better than Adriana Lima.
Graham accessorised her dress beautifully with a bright red statement lip.
Williams pairs her blonde tresses with a statement red lip for a night at the Met.
Moore makes a major beauty statement with a pop of lavender around her lids.
You can always count the Olsens to bring boho vibes to the red carpet.
Lively brought old Hollywood glam to the red carpet, as per usual.
Kate Hudson, Priyanka Chopra, and Hailee Steinfeld rocked the Gala’s most popular hairstyle: the top knot. To get the look, Hairstylist Gregory Russell says to work gel through wet hair. Then, using a brush, pull your hair up to the crown of your head, twist into your desired shape, pin, gently blow-dry with a diffuser, and set with John Frieda Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray (£4).