The Met Gala has been the pinnacle of beauty and fashion over the years. Each year the gala has a theme where the rich and famous adorn themselves with futuristic cutting edge styles and beauty trends. This year’s theme was comme-des-garcons, which in French translates to like some boys. Celebrities like Solange Knowles, La La Anthony, Thandie Newton, Rihanna, and many more graced the red carpet with their glamorous looks. Some of the top fashion trends of the night were ruffled rose colored fabric, lace, and rose hair crowns. Recreate some of the most celebrated looks of the gala with our breakdown.
Solange Knowles paid homage to her friend Missy Elliot, by wearing a long puffy black jacket similar to the one Missy wore in the music video The Rain- Supa Fly. Solange’s makeup artist sketched and arched her brows like Cranes in the Sky. Keeping with the no makeup makeup trend Solange wore a natural foundation, which you can achieve with Cover FX foundation powder.
La La Anthony slayed the red carpet in her black lace gown, and showed Carmelo Anthony what he will be missing while they’re separated. Her makeup artist selected a mattified foundation like Makeup Forever Mat Velvet + to ensure that her look would last all night. La La’s eyes had a soft smokey mauve eyeshadow to keep with her soft gothic lace ensemble.
Thandie Newton wore one of the trends we will likely see beyond an Easter day parade. She wore a colorful blossoming arrangement of roses in her hair, and an off the shoulder red dress. You can create a floral crown by using a floral wire. First take the floral wire and bend it into a circle, then wrap that circle with green tape. Next use a hot glue gun to glue your flower pieces to the circle.
Rihanna stunned us with a ruffled multicolor dress and red knee high laced sandals. Her hair was placed in a ballerina bun with precision cut bangs. To recreate Rihanna’s look place your hair in a ponytail, then use a Goody bobby pin to pin your hair into a bun.
What are some of your favorite fashion and beauty trends from the Met Gala?