The Costume Institute Gala at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts our favorite red carpet every year. Everyone from supermodels and movie stars to fashion icons and musicians turn out to rock revolutionary hair and makeup looks.
This year’s theme places a strong emphasis on technology, and the stars are embracing the edgy inspiration with dark, brooding lip colors and sculpted hairstyles. Read on to see some of the best creations.
Kim’s gelled-back mane showed off her chiseled cheekbones and her lighter brows.
Makeup: Mario Dedivanovic
Kristen’s platinum mane was studded with black braids, but the most head-turning part of her look was her silver foil shadow.
Hair: Adir Abergel
Streaks of platinum strands seemed like a nod back to Nicki’s edgy, more colorful beauty looks.
Jessica’s berry lip looked beautiful paired with her cobalt-blue gown.
Hair: Renato Campora
Makeup: Jeanine Lobell
The model added metallic paint to her brows, matching them flawlessly to her golden gown.
Makeup: Quinn Murphy
Katie’s supersleek, straight strands reminded us of Cher’s go-to look from the 1970s.
Hair: DJ Quintero
FKA Twigs accented her polished updo with dangling chains, which extended down to her nose piercing.
We almost didn’t recognize Katy Perry thanks to her bleached brows! We loved how her black lipstick mirrored the finish on her leather gloves.
Makeup: Todd Delano
Karlie’s brushed-up arches added some modern edge to her otherwise classic beauty look.
Hair: Frankie Foye
Makeup: Sir John
Amandla pushed back her Afro with a silver, diamond-studded headband.
Emma wore festival-worthy braids in her red hair.
The star slayed in a Beatles-esque bowl cut and a bronze smoky eye.
Rachel’s deep burgundy lip made her green eyes look even brighter.
Makeup: Kayleen McAdams
Lupita’s ultratall, architectural updo looked like it could be from a Dr. Seuss book.
Makeup: Nick Barose
Olivia’s sun-kissed complexion looked completely radiant on the red carpet.
Makeup: Melanie Inglessis
Amber’s maroon lip looked stunning with her champagne gown.
Hair: Robert Vetica
Taylor’s blackened berry lip was a striking contrast against her fair complexion and platinum bob.
The actress’s daytime smoky eye and contoured lip positively smoldered on the red carpet.
From her flaxen mane to her flawless complexion, Elle looked totally luminous.
Poppy coordinated her oxblood lip to her nails for a matchy-matchy look.
Hair: Laura Polko
We couldn’t decide what was more eye-catching about Rita’s look — her glimmering, highlighted cheekbones, or her tattoos peeking through the sheer cutouts in her gown.
Makeup: Kathy Jeung
Kylie’s polished bob showed off the elegant details on her Balmain gown.
Makeup: Ariel Tejada
Her slicked-back strands and crisply defined brows made Demi look seriously fierce.
Makeup: Jill Powell
The supermodel showed off her new haircut via polished, tousled waves.
Hair: Peter Butler
Kerry accented her curls with incredible cranberry streaks.
Hair: Takisha Sturdivant-Drew
Makeup: Carola Gonzalez
Ciara showed up to the Met Gala wearing her hair in an unexpected silver hue.
Hair: Cesar Ramirez
Makeup: Yolonda Frederick
Subtle shimmer on Margot’s cheeks and brows gave her an ethereal appearance.
A carbon-black cat eye accentuated Emily’s gorgeous, almond-shaped eyes.
Jennifer opted for a purple lip and dramatic cat eye to add flair to her beauty look.
Zoë’s lace mask added sexy mystique to her beauty look.
Irina’s glowing skin and bronzed shadow made her look extraradiant.
Gigi wore ’90s earth tones on her eyes, lips, and cheeks.
Dakota’s flawless complexion, matte rose lip, and glossy strands made her look like a porcelain doll.
Makeup: Pati Dubroff
Chloë Grace Moretz
Chloë’s cascading waves gave off mermaid vibes.
Hair: Gregory Russell
Emma’s brunette mane and sun-kissed complexion made her look like a total bombshell.
Hair: Mara Roszak
Emma’s strands were sculpted back into a glossy, polished bob.
Allison’s twisted updo was beautifully accented with pearls and crystals.
Hair: Rebekah Forecast
Kendall’s smoothed-back strands showed off her delicate bone structure.
The model wore a matte red lip that made her peepers look piercingly blue.
Joan smoldered with a sultry dark shadow and a nude, balmy lip.
The actress wore gold foil on her lids, which mirrored the flash of the sequins on her gown.
Makeup: Vincent Oquendo
The model’s sculpted, polished waves added a touch of retro glam to her modern look.
Rose’s sombré brunette lob added warmth to her beauty look.
It’s hard to look away from Rosie’s sculpted cheekbones and plush pink pout.
Hair: Christian Wood
The supermodel’s ombré shadow made her peepers look enormous.
Kate’s stunning crystal headpiece made her look like royalty on the red carpet.
The model looked totally radiant thanks to her liberal use of highlighter.
Makeup: Lauren Andersen