And, year after year, the Met Gala never fails to deliver some of the most iconic beauty moments of the red carpet calendar. As we're missing the excitement of the red carpet reveals this year, we're instead taking the opportunity to reflect on some of the greatest Met Gala beauty looks of all time.
Jennifer Lopez, 2019, ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’
Jennifer Lopez set fire to the red carpet when she arrived channelling Cher in a jewel-dripping headpiece with face-framing strands of crystals. As for her makeup, the singer went for a vivid lash-line to brow application of lavender eyeshadow.
Emily Ratajkowski, 2019, ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’
Emily Ratajkowski looked completely other-worldly when she drifted down the red carpet in this divine beauty look, also inspired by Cher. She completed the ethereal vibe with a shimmery silver eye look and dramatic waist-length curls.
Lady Gaga, 2019, ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’
As theatrical dress is Lady Gaga’s modus operandi (even for regular events!), when it comes to the Met Gala, she really excels. With spiky, long metallic false lashes and a platinum cropped bob, the singer was a spectacle on the red carpet.
Kim Kardashian, 2019, ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’
When Kim Kardashian stepped onto the red carpet, she gave the impression she’d just emerged from the ocean. With wet-look, glossy skin and nails trailing crystals, Kim’s dripping beauty look isn’t one that will be quickly forgotten.
Lupita Nyong'o, 2019, ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’
Kenyan-Mexican actress Lupita Nyong'o left the world speechless when she presented this extravagant, drag-inspired beauty look. And, on closer inspection, you'll find her and you’ll see her ornate gold combs are adorned with ‘fight the power’ fists.
“Our goal is to continue to demonstrate the power of our hair #texture that it is the most moldable and luxurious #hair texture there is,” shared Lupita’s hairstylist Vernon François.
Cynthia Erivo, 2018, ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’
Cynthia Erivo stunned in this unexpected beauty look with elaborately bejewelled brows, a bold swipe of deep purple lipstick and a subtle application of body gloss across her decollétage.
Beyoncé, 2015, ‘China: Through The Looking Glass’
With a flippy, sky-high ponytail and crisp winged eyeliner, Beyoncé was truly serving looks on the 2015 gala’s red carpet. Capped off with a slick of nude lip gloss and luminous, glowing skin, the singer was an absolute vision.
Rihanna, 2015, ‘China: Through The Looking Glass’
Rihanna’s Met Gala beauty looks have been so outstanding, they deserve their gallery in their own right. But, Rihanna's best one yet is arguably her look while co-hosting the 2015 gala when she truly went above and beyond with these diffused, horizontal brows, airbrushed skin, and a flipped-up crimson bob.
Miley, 2013, ‘PUNK: Chaos to Couture’
Miley embraced the spirit of punk culture with this gravity-defying bleached, spiky hair look and a startling flash of vermilion red lipstick.
Diana Ross, 2003, ‘Goddess: The Classical Mode’
The Queen of Motown Diana Ross sizzled on the red carpet showing off her gorgeous natural curls paired with a slash of bold black eyeliner, peachy cheeks and statement red lips.
Princess Diana, 1996, ‘Christian Dior’
For her first and only appearance at the Met Gala, Princess Diana astonished the world in an understated yet glamourous beauty look featuring berry-toned lipstick and her signature haircut artfully tousled so it sat just so.
Naomi Campbell, 1995, ‘Haute Couture’
Supermodel Naomi Campbell has been a regular fixture at the gala for many years and fronts up with a show-stopping beauty look without fail each time she attends. But, none come close to chunky blonde foils and under-eye highlighter she wore to 1995's event. Peak nineties.
Nadja Auermann, 1994, ‘Orientalism: Visions of the East in Western dress’
German supermodel and actress Nadja Auermann deliberately clashed bold red lips with her lilac purple slip dress and the result couldn’t have been more striking.