The Most Disruptive Beauty Moments From The 2022 Met Gala

Behold, all the swoon-worthy, jaw-dropping beauty looks to grace this year's red carpet


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Caroline Trentini's hair ribbons

We're unsure how anyone is meant to top the Brazilian supermodel's dizzying top-knot, created by Erol Kardag by sweeping and looping Caroline's tresses into exaggerated ribbon shapes. The style appears to defy gravity (especially when viewed from the side) and we hate to guess how much hairspray (and shine spray) went into ensuring this style stayed put.

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Isabelle Boemeke's 3D nail art

What it lacks in practicality it makes up for in creativity, and model Isabelle Boemeke's mani is memorable for a number of reasons. Ornate gold drips, oversized jewels and dangling baubles make a bold statement on nails, while a similarly intricate pattern dressed up her eyes.

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Venus Williams' gilded braids

Nikki Nelms is the hair maestro responsible for Venus' impressive waist-length braids, which were dotted with press-on gems that dazzled in the light. The finishing touch? Euphoria-inspired face gems and a ruby red pout.

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Emma Chamberlain's platinum bob

The social media star channeled her inner ice queen with a silver-toned new 'do to match her vintage Cartier tiara dotted with diamonds from 1911. Not to mention the canary yellow tones of her necklace were repeated in glittering washes of colour over her eyelids.

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Winnie Harlow's show-stopping halo

The supermodel redefines the meaning of 'white hot' with this ornate glass halo. In keeping with the ethereal nature of her look, Winnie wore spidery false eyelashes and a dusting of shimmering white eyeshadow on the inner corner of her eyes.

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Kaia Gerber's waist-length curls

This look is giving us big Julia Roberts circa 1990 energy. Tightly wound and ultra-voluminous, Kaia wore her hair parted in the centre with two bejewelled pearl clips to sweep strands back off her face.

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Vanessa Hudgens' sculptural up-do

As one of the first to walk the red carpet, Vanessa Hudgens' beauty look set the bar impossibly high. Hairstylist Danielle Priano weaved a diamond-studded chain into her intricate top-knot, adding a little extra sparkle to her otherwise all-black ensemble.

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Sophie Turner's pressed curls

While her pregnancy glow may be hard to emulate, Sophie Turner's undulating curls and pinky-red makeup is something we can easily get on board with. A rusty eyeshadow shade encircled her eyes and warmed up cheeks, while a high-shine rouge lipstick drew attention to lips for all the right reasons. Florence Welch, eat your heart out.

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Everything about Jordan Roth's look

Not one to shy away from attention, theatre producer and self-proclaimed 'couture devotee' Jordan Roth went all in with an exaggerated smoky eye, blood red lips and a multi-layered bun dotted with black and silver gems. Weird yet utterly wonderful.

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Blake Lively's modern-day Rapunzel

Perhaps one of the biggest beauty trends to come out of the night so far is glittering tiaras, as donned by this year's co-host Blake Lively, alongside Emma Chamberlain and Anna Wintour herself. Blake receives extra points for hers expertly echoing the same jewel tones in her earrings and gilt bodice.

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La La Anthony's thigh-skimming pony

If this doesn't make you want to take your hair growth supplements every day, we don't know what will. The TV personality paired her gargantuan ponytail with jewel-toned makeup and a tilted fascinator adorned with metallic roses.

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Naomi Campbell's face jewels

The jury's out on whether Naomi's sparkling facial appliques are imitation diamonds or the real deal, but what we can agree on is that the iconic supermodel never fails to bring her A-game to the Met Gala in either the fashion or beauty stakes, and this year was no different. If it ain't broke don't fix it, which is why we weren't surprised to see her wear her hair sleek and straight.

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Shawn Mendes' mani

If you need further proof that men's manis are on the rise, then this is it. The Lost In Japan singer tapped celebrity nail artist Bettina Goldstein to create a Tommy Hilfiger-inspired design, intended to match his burgundy and navy ensemble for the evening.

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Alicia Keys' architectural ponytail

Another A-lister to don a ponytail of epic proportions was none other than Alicia Keys, who really committed to the skyline theme of her Ralph Lauren gown with structured ponytail. There's much to unpack here, with stylised baby hairs, hair gems and a silver scrunchie, but it pulls her entire look together beautifully.

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Olivia Rodrigo's *literal* butterfly clips

Always one to heap on the 90s nostalgia, the Drivers License singer reminded us why we loved butterfly clips so much when she wore oversized purple butterfly accessories to level up her loose waves. For makeup, the Glossier brand ambassador wore smoked out purple eyeshadow and tightlined silver eyeliner with a glossy pout to finish.

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