#MetGala2018: All the Head-Turning Beauty Looks from the First Monday in May

It’s almost been a week, but in case you hadn’t figured it out – the ‘First Monday in May’; aka the Met Gala aka fashion’s biggest night out aka the Oscars of Fashion – is a really huge deal globally.

Not familiar with the rules of the star-studded event? Well, guests are required to dress in tandem with the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibit – this year, showcasing over 40 pieces on loan from the Vatican as well as archival pieces by Coco ChanelChristian LacroixJohn Galliano and CristóbalBalenciaga as well as designers who are known for heavily mining their Catholic  backgrounds and religious leanings like show sponsor VersaceDolce & Gabbana and Jean Paul Gaultier, effectively spotlighting the influence Catholic iconography has had on the fashion industry in the least century.

Hosted this year by Anna Wintour and 2018 co-hosts Amal ClooneyRihanna, and Donatella Versace, themed Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination – the 2018 event is one of the best Met Gala red carpets we have seen in a while and the A-List brought their A game and then some. From interpretations of Our Lady of Sorrows (Lilly Collins), Weeping Madonna (SZA) and iconic figures in Catholic History like Joan of Arc(Zendaya, Michelle Williams & Shailene Woodley) and Saint Huron (Solange Knowles) it was a red carpet to remember.

And while some looks weren’t as strong on the fashion front – their beauty looks more than made up for it. If there’s ever a time to be #TeamTooMuch and go all the way with your hair and makeup, it’s at the Met Gala and this year  there was really an emphasis on creativity, giving us a veritable plethora of  regal headpieces, crowns, and cosplay worthy beauty looks. – Scroll to see some of our very favourite looks this year.

Heavenly Headpieces

Nicki Minaj





in Oscar De La Renta and Tiffany&Co.

Hair by Kim Kimble; Makeup by Sheika Daley; Nails by Naomi Yasuda.

Rita Ora


in Prada 
& Lorraine Schwartz, styled By Jason Rembert

Hair by Brent Lawler; Makeup by Kathy Jeung; Nails by Naomi Yasuda.

Emilia Clarke 

in Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda, styled By Petra Flannery

Hair by Ben Skervin, Makeup by Jillian Dempsey

Amber Heard


in Carolina Herrera by Wes Gordon & Beladora Jewelry, styled By Karla Welch

Hair by Robert Vetica, Makeup by Mélanie Inglessis, Hairpiece by Megan Bishop for Apatico

Winnie Harlow


Winnie Harlow


Winnie Harlow

in Tommy Hilfiger

Hair by  Makeba; Makeup by Rebekah Aladdin, Hairpiece by OddCommoditiesNY by B.Wood.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley


in Ralph Lauren, Anita Ko & Ana Khouri Jewelry, styled By Cher Coulter.

Hair by Christian Wood for Wella Professionals and GHD; Makeup by Kate Synnott for Tom Ford Beauty and Kate Somerville.

Lily Collins


Lilly Collins


Lilly Collins

in Givenchy Haute Couture by Clare Waight Keller & Cartier Jewelry, styled By Rob Zangardi

Hair by Gregory Russell for Marc Anthony Hair Care; Makeup by Fiona Stiles for Lancôme.

Blake Lively


Blake Lively


Blake Lively

in custom Versace, Christian Louboutin, Judith Lieber Lorraine Schwartz Jewelry.

Hair by Rod Ortega for Rene Furterer; Makeup by Kristofer Buckle.

Joan Smalls


Joan Smalls

in Tommy Hilfiger  & Bulgari Jewelry, styled by Eric McNeal

Hair by Kayla MiChele; Makeup by Sir John; Nails by Naomi Yasuda ; Hairpiece by Philip Treacy.

Solange Knowles


Solange Knowles


Solange Knowles

in Iris van Herpen Couture, Ofira Jewels & Lorraine Schwartz Jewelry

Hair by Jawara & Shani Crowe; Makeup by Dana Delaney.

SZA


SZA


SZA


SZA

in Atelier Versacestyled By Dianne Garcia

Hair by Randy Stodghill; Makeup by Samuel Paul for Pat McGrath Labs; Headpiece by Chris Habana.

Crowns, Cowls & Veils

Janelle Monae

in Marc Jacobs, Stephen Jones Millinery & Jennifer Fisher Jewelry, styled By Alexandra Mandelkorn

Makeup by Jessica Smalls; Hair by Nikki Nelms.

Kate Bosworth


Kate Bosworth

in Oscar de La Renta, Manolo Blahnik & Tacori Jewelry, styled By Solange Franklin Reed

Hair by Michael Silva; Makeup by Beau Nelson for Chantecaille; Nails by Elizabeth Castillo.

Priyanka Chopra


Priyanka Chopra


Priyanka Chopra

in Ralph Lauren, Manolo Blahnik & Cartier Jewelry, styled By Cristina Ehrlich

Hair by Bok-Hee; Makeup by Pati Dubroff for Chanel; Nails by Pattie Yankee.

Olivia Munn



Olivia Munn

in custom H&M, Christian Louboutin & Lorraine Schwartz Jewelry, styled By Jessica Paster

Hair by Chad Wood for Kenra Professional; Makeup by Carly Fisher for Buxom Cosmetics; Headpiece by Michael Schmidt Studios.

Kerry Washington


Kerry Washington


Kerry Washington

in Ralph Lauren & Lorraine Schwartz, styled By Joseph Cassell Falconer

Hair by Takisha Sturdivant; Makeup by Carola Gonzalez.

 

Diane Kruger


in custom Prabal Gurung and Tasaki Fine Jewelry, styled By Micaela Erlanger

Hair by Bridget Brager ; Hairpiece by Philip Treacy.

Marjorie Harvey


in Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda

Hair by Amoy Couture ; Makeup by Courtney Gower.

Yara Shahidi


Yara Shahidi

in Chanel & Chanel Fine Jewelry, styled By Jason Bolden

Hair by Nai’vasha Johnson; Makeup by Kristofer Buckle; Nails by Emi Kudo.

Imaan Hammam


in Zac Posen & Chopard

Hair by Hos Hounkpatin; Makeup by Porsche Cooper; Nails by Mary Soul.

 

Intricately Coiffed

Jourdan Dunn


Jourdan Dunn


Jourdan Dunn

in Diane Von Furstenburg & Bulgari

Hair by Lacy Redway; Makeup by Renee Garnes; Nails by Michelle Matthews.

Cynthia Erivo




Cynthia Erivo


Cynthia Erivo

in Valentino, Yeprem and ShiffonCo Jewelry, styled By Sarah Slutsky

Makeup by Giselle Ali ; Hair by Vernon Scott; Nails by Gina Oh

Letitia Wright


Letitia Wright

in custom Coachstyled By Ade Samuel

Hair by Ursula Stephen; Makeup by Tasha Brown.

Sasha Lane


Sasha Lane


Sasha Lane

in Tory Burch, styled By Jason Bolden

Hair by Nai’vasha Johnson ; Makeup by Vincent Oquendo for Pat McGrath Labs.

Issa Rae


Issa Rae


Issa Rae

in Michael Kors & Lorraine Schwartz, styled By Jason Rembert.

Hair by Felicia Leatherwood; Makeup by Joanna Simkin; Nails by Eri Ishizu.

Jasmine Sanders

in custom H&M & Bulgari

Hair by  Renda Attia, Makeup by Hila Karmand, Nails by Mei Kawajiri.

 

Tessa Thompson


Tessa Thompson


Tessa Thompson

in custom Thom Browne and Tiffany&Costyled By Wayman + Micah

Hair by Lacy Redway; Makeup by Kirin Bhatty.

Brights & Pixies

Kiersey Clemons


Kiersey Clemons

in custom H&M, Jimmy Choo & Neil Lane Jewelry, styled By Jamie Mizrahi

Hair by Randy StodghillCraig the BarberMia Johnson ; Makeup by Samuel Paul for Pat McGrath Labs.

Adwoa Aboah

in Marc Jacobs & John Hardy Jewelry

Hair by Tina Outen; Makeup by Celia Burton.

Alicia Quarles


in Christian Siriano & Alexis Bittar Jewelry, styled by Mercedes PSL

Hair by Sheree Lunn; Makeup by Nikki Fontaine.

 

Keeping It Simple

Cassie Ventura

in Thom Browne and Sarah Jane Wilde  & Chopard, styled By LeJenke.

Hair by  Jawara; Makeup by Yolonda Frederick.

Gabrielle Union

in Prabal Gurung, Tasaki Fine Jewelry, styled By Thomas Christos

Makeup by Mario; Hair by Larry Sims; Nails by Gina Oh

Jennifer Lopez


in custom Balmain, Tiffany&Co Jewelry, styled By Rob Zangardi

Hair by Lorenzo Martin for Matrix; Makeup by Scott Barnes; Nails by Tom Bachik.

Laura Harrier


Laura Harrier

in Louis Vuitton by Nicolas Ghesquière & Bulgari Jewelry

Hair by Teddi Cranford; Makeup by Morgane Martini.

Kim Kardashian


in custom Versace & Lorraine Schwartz Jewelry.

Hair by Chris Appleton; Makeup by Mario; Nails by Tom Bachik.

Sabrina Dhowre

in Givenchy Haute Couture & Cartier

Hair by Takisha Sturdivant-Drew ; Makeup by Jessica DeBruyne.

Zendaya


Zendaya

in custom Versace, Tiffany&Co Jewelry, styled By Law Roach.

Hair by Ursula Stephen; Makeup by Sheika Daley for Pat McGrath Labs.

Tiffany Haddish

in Brandon Maxwellstyled By Law Roach

Hair by Oscar JamesMia Johnson ; Makeup by Dionne Wynn.

Mary J. Blige


Mary J Blige

in custom Versace and Lˊ Dezen By Payal Shah Jewelry, styled By Law Roach

Hair by Kendra Garvey, Kim Kimble; Makeup by D’Andre Michael; Nails by Lisa Logan.

Zoe Kravitz 


in Saint Laurent and Jacob&Co jewelrystyled By Andrew Mukamal

Hair by Nikki Nelms ; Makeup by Nina Park.

Source: BellaNaija

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