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It’s the first Monday in May and you know what that means: It’s Met Gala day! The highly anticipated event returns with the theme “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.” Hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and Vogue, the event promises to be a celebration of the designer’s fashion, culture and identity. As always, we’re bringing you the best Met Gala beauty looks from the biggest stars to inspire your next night out (even if it’s not a red carpet one).
As always, the Met Gala brings together the biggest names in fashion and entertainment. Celebrities, models, designers and industry insiders will walk the iconic carpet, showcasing their interpretations of the theme through bold and imaginative fashion choices. The guest list for the 2023 Met Gala is expected to be more exclusive than ever.
Of course, it’s not without its controversy. Although Karl Lagerfeld was an iconic designer, he’s also known for fatphobic (he called Adele “too fat” and Heidi Klum “too heavy,”) racist and misogynistic statements. Even the team behind the High Fashion Twitter Met Gala announced they were skipping this year. “As we approach the first Monday of May, the hf twitter met gala team would like to announce that we will not be celebrating this year’s met gala as our values don’t align with the selection of Karl Lagerfeld as the theme,” the team wrote on Twitter. “We hope to celebrate with our community again soon.”
You have to wonder if this is why some celebrities skipped the entire event this year. But enough A-listers did go so let’s at least drool over their beauty looks, shall we?
The “Funny Girl” star sported a chic bob and bangs, plus serious lashes.
Lizzo’s larger-than-life updo and baby bangs (now trending) are perfect juxtaposition.
Hudgens rocked a slicked-back updo that kept all the focus on her major cat eyes.
Eilish’s middle part, finger waves and glossy barrettes harkened back to a bygone era.
The actress kept it classic with a vampy lip, matte smoky eye and retro waves.
It was only a matter of time before someone showed up with a pastel pink bowl cut, and Cotillard totally pulls it off.
The singer’s copper-hued hair was adorned in a classic updo with long, face-framing tendrils.
We’re loving how Lee matched her headband to her gloves. Plus, her vixen volume is perfection.
We love a side part with a slightly-swooping texture and crimson lips.
OK color us shocked, and also, should Chastain actually the bleach?!
She’s a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world.
The actress rocks a side-parted swoop that belongs on the set of “Stranger Things,” and it’s the coolest hair of the night.
The updo is the official hairstyle of the night, and we dig Edgar-Jones’ realistic texture.
Bombshell waves all day paired with matte ’90s neutrals? We’re in love.
The “Unholy” singer looks white hot and avant-garde in her winged liner and monochromatic makeup.
The singer’s sculptural hair is a work of art.
Vampy makeup paired with playful hair is the recipe for chic.
No kitten, we hope she’s getting decent air circulation under there.
Blunt’s blonde bun, whisps and muted makeup appear effortlessly romantic.
A shaved head and headpiece that adds three feet? A risk well worth taking.
The Dropout star looks gorgeous with big barrel curls and a red lip.
The model stunned in a quirky wet hair look with pearls and pink stones.
The model chose to keep her brunette hair pulled back (a look created by Irinel De Leon with Dyson tools and Living Proof products) so we can all get a look at her baby bump.
Makeup artist Mary Wiles used Le Rouge Français products for Hawke’s gorge soft glam.
The model has never looked better with big, beautiful curls and smoky eyes.
Instagram’s Director of Fashion Partnerships wore sparkly hair accessories — a big trend for the evening!
Hairstylist David Von Cannon used Sol de Janeiro hair and body products and Olivia Garden tools to get this pretty beachy look.
The singer’s long brown hair is simple but goes perfectly with the full gown.
Penélope Cruz has some top secret makeup on her face! She’s on of the first to wear Charlotte Tilbury’s new Lovegasm collection. Charlotte even did her makeup.
The SNL member had a picture-perfect updo to host the big night.
Another headband! Tonight is all about Blair Waldorf style. Just ask stunner Lala Anthony.
Makeup Jessica Smalls did Brunson’s pretty purple glam using Lilly Lashes.
The model’s pulled-back hairstyle allows up to see that stunning dress.
More headbands! We love to see the singer rocking her cool grey hair on the red carpet chic black headbands.
It looks like Ratajkowsk got bangs — at least for the evening.
Hairstylist Sami Knight gave Chamberlain long locks tucked into a pretty blue headband with Hairitage tools.
The singer’s cascading waves make for gorge Met Gala entrance.
Makeup Jo Baker prepped Wilde’s skin with 111SKIN products and then used her own Bakeup Beauty for the golden glam. Hairstylist Mara Roszak used her RŌZ hair products for the smooth shiny hair that’s much longer thanks to Bellami Clip In Hair Extensions.
Makeup artist Andrea Tiller used Milk Makeup for DeBose’s dramatic glam, including two upcoming products: RISE Waterproof Mascara + KUSH Brow Lamination Gel.
The new It-girl is slaying that red hair in a long, sleek style.
The superstar put a black bow in her long blonde hair, bringing the entire look together.
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade
No doubt, Union’s hairstylist used her brand, Flawless by Gabrielle Union, to help her look so…flawless.
The actor’s cornrows and smoky eyes complement one of the best sheer dresses we’ve ever seen.
There’s not much you have to do to a sleek blue bob to make it totally impactful.
The actor’s vintage-inspired bob is perfect for her shorter LBD.
Apatow is also slaying a bob, styled by Peter Lux using OGX hair. Makeup artist Kale Teter prepped her skin with Danucera products.
We can’t look away from the sparkly black eye makeup on the supermodel.
With a feather in her hair and long wavy hair, Chasinghorse brings her own style to the red carpet — and it works every time.
A blunt bob with bangs and a glossy nude lip is also Yai needs with her cool mesh eye piece.
A sleek center part is Campbell’s signature style and it never disappoints.