Each year on the first Monday of May, every celebrity (who can get their manicured fingers on an invite) comes together for one spectacular evening of fashion and art.
Contrary to what people might think, the Met Gala isn’t just about the clothes. Since Anna Wintour (editor of American Vogue and artistic director of Condé Nast) took over as Chairwoman, she has been instrumental in transforming what was a local philanthropic event into the ultimate global celebrity/power cocktail (to quote the NY Times) that it is today.
According to the NY Times, It has become the gold standard of parties; that by which other benefits are measured. It is among the hardest party tickets of the year to get — and thus, intensely coveted.
And last year it raised $12 million dollars for the Costume Institute. Bow down to the Queen - Wintour isn’t coming. Wintour is here. (That’s a GOT reference y’all!)
Every year has a theme, and this year it was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. Cue halos, crosses and angel wings galore.
“Fashion and religion have long been intertwined, mutually inspiring and informing one another,” says head curator Andrew Bolton for Teen Vogue.
“Although this relationship has been complex and sometimes contested, it has produced some of the most inventive and innovative creations in the history of fashion.”
As far as beauty from the red carpet, we witnessed lots and lots of gold, a healthy dose of eye glitter and many angelic-painted faces.
With so many celebrities getting it right this year it was hard to narrow down our favourites! But with great debate, here’s our top five favourite looks from fashion's biggest night.
Kim Kardashian - Can Kim ever do wrong?! Her look was no less than immaculate with not a single piece of hair astray. Taking inspiration from the 90's supermodel era, she rocked sultry black eyes and a super high ponytail with a gold sequined Versace dress. To mimic Kim’s smokey eye look we suggest using our Pressed Pigments palette in number 5, finished with our Luxe Liquid Liner in black.
Rita Ora - With a headpiece reaching as far as the heavens, Rita paired her accessory with golden eyeshadow and a swipe of fushia to the lips, perfectly complementing her Prada gown. Rita’s look is easy to emulate with our Extreme Lipstick in shade Amp Up.
Zendaya Coleman - Zendaya channeled Joan of Arc in her Met Gala look, pairing her chainmail dress with a thick fringe, beach red waves and brows that could kill! For strong brows like this we recommend using a brow wax that’s smudgeproof and setting it with a brow gel.
Kate Bosworth - Embodying something of the Mother Mary, Kate Bosworth took angelic to whole new level with her chiffon-beaded vale paired with soft peachy lips and heavy colour to the cheeks. Applying our Baked Blush in Tulip liberally to the cheeks can help you achieve this look.
Bella Hadid - Bella’s all black, sin-worthy look took our breath away. She amplified the look with gold liner in the inner corners of her eyes and shimmer on the lids making her signature black cat eye pop even more than usual. Try using our Gold Digger palette to recreate this look!