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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 Kardashian

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Kim’s gelled-back mane showed off her chiseled cheekbones and her lighter brows.

Makeup: Mario Dedivanovic

 

Kristen Stewart

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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

 

Nicki Minaj

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Streaks of platinum strands seemed like a nod back to Nicki’s edgy, more colorful beauty looks.

 

Jessica Chastain

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Jessica’s berry lip looked beautiful paired with her cobalt-blue gown.

Hair: Renato Campora
Makeup: Jeanine Lobell

 

Lily Aldridge

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The model added metallic paint to her brows, matching them flawlessly to her golden gown.

Makeup: Quinn Murphy

 

Katie Holmes

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Katie’s supersleek, straight strands reminded us of Cher’s go-to look from the 1970s.

Hair: DJ Quintero

 

FKA Twigs

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FKA Twigs accented her polished updo with dangling chains, which extended down to her nose piercing.

 

Katy Perry

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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 Kloss

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Karlie’s brushed-up arches added some modern edge to her otherwise classic beauty look.

Hair: Frankie Foye
Makeup: Sir John

 

Amandla Stenberg

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Amandla pushed back her Afro with a silver, diamond-studded headband.

 

Emma Roberts

GalaEmma wore festival-worthy braids in her red hair.

 

Zendaya

GalaThe star slayed in a Beatles-esque bowl cut and a bronze smoky eye.

Rachel McAdams

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Rachel’s deep burgundy lip made her green eyes look even brighter.

Makeup: Kayleen McAdams

 

Lupita Nyong’o

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Lupita’s ultratall, architectural updo looked like it could be from a Dr. Seuss book.

Makeup: Nick Barose

 

Olivia Wilde

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Olivia’s sun-kissed complexion looked completely radiant on the red carpet.

Makeup: Melanie Inglessis

 

Amber Heard

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Amber’s maroon lip looked stunning with her champagne gown.

Hair: Robert Vetica

 

Taylor Swift

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Taylor’s blackened berry lip was a striking contrast against her fair complexion and platinum bob.

 

Hailee Steinfeld

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The actress’s daytime smoky eye and contoured lip positively smoldered on the red carpet.

 

Elle Fanning

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From her flaxen mane to her flawless complexion, Elle looked totally luminous.

 

Poppy Delevingne

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Poppy coordinated her oxblood lip to her nails for a matchy-matchy look.

Hair: Laura Polko

 

Rita Ora

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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 Jenner

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Kylie’s polished bob showed off the elegant details on her Balmain gown.

Makeup: Ariel Tejada

 

Demi Lovato

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Her slicked-back strands and crisply defined brows made Demi look seriously fierce.

Makeup: Jill Powell

 

Kate Upton

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The supermodel showed off her new haircut via polished, tousled waves.

Hair: Peter Butler

 

Kerry Washington

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Kerry accented her curls with incredible cranberry streaks.

Hair: Takisha Sturdivant-Drew
Makeup: Carola Gonzalez

 

Ciara

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Ciara showed up to the Met Gala wearing her hair in an unexpected silver hue.

Hair: Cesar Ramirez
Makeup: Yolonda Frederick

 

Margot Robbie

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Subtle shimmer on Margot’s cheeks and brows gave her an ethereal appearance.

 

Emily Ratajkowski

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A carbon-black cat eye accentuated Emily’s gorgeous, almond-shaped eyes.

 

Jennifer Hudson

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Jennifer opted for a purple lip and dramatic cat eye to add flair to her beauty look.

 

Zoë Kravitz

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Zoë’s lace mask added sexy mystique to her beauty look.

 

Irina Shayk

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Irina’s glowing skin and bronzed shadow made her look extraradiant.

 

Gigi Hadid

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Gigi wore ’90s earth tones on her eyes, lips, and cheeks.

 

Dakota Johnson

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Dakota’s flawless complexion, matte rose lip, and glossy strands made her look like a porcelain doll.

Makeup: Pati Dubroff

 

Chloë Grace Moretz

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Chloë’s cascading waves gave off mermaid vibes.

Hair: Gregory Russell

 

Emma Stone

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Emma’s brunette mane and sun-kissed complexion made her look like a total bombshell.

Hair: Mara Roszak

 

Emma Watson

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Emma’s strands were sculpted back into a glossy, polished bob.

 

Allison Williams

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Allison’s twisted updo was beautifully accented with pearls and crystals.

Hair: Rebekah Forecast

 

Kendall Jenner

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Kendall’s smoothed-back strands showed off her delicate bone structure.

 

Adriana Lima

GalaThe model wore a matte red lip that made her peepers look piercingly blue.

 

Joan Smalls

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Joan smoldered with a sultry dark shadow and a nude, balmy lip.

 

Riley Keough

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The actress wore gold foil on her lids, which mirrored the flash of the sequins on her gown.

Makeup: Vincent Oquendo

 

Anna Ewers

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The model’s sculpted, polished waves added a touch of retro glam to her modern look.

 

Rose Byrne

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Rose’s sombré brunette lob added warmth to her beauty look.

 

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

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It’s hard to look away from Rosie’s sculpted cheekbones and plush pink pout.

Hair: Christian Wood

 

Lara Stone

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The supermodel’s ombré shadow made her peepers look enormous.

 

Kate Bosworth

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Kate’s stunning crystal headpiece made her look like royalty on the red carpet.

 

Hannah Davis

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The model looked totally radiant thanks to her liberal use of highlighter.

Makeup: Lauren Andersen

 

 

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