The Costume Institute Gala at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts our favorite red carpet every year. Everyone from supermodels and movie stars to fashion icons and musicians turn out to rock revolutionary hair and makeup looks.
2016’s theme placed a strong emphasis on technology, and the stars embraced the edgy inspiration with dark, brooding lip colors and sculpted hairstyles. In anticipation of 2017’s event, read on to see some of the best creations from last year.
Kim’s gelled-back mane showed off her chiseled cheekbones and her lighter brows.
Kristen‘s platinum mane was studded with black braids, but the most head-turning part of her look was her silver foil shadow.
Streaks of platinum strands seemed like a nod back to Nicki’s edgy, more colorful beauty looks.
Beyoncé wore an graphic smoky eye in an unexpected shade of teal.
The Queen of Pop wore a large medallion in her hair, resulting in a superbohemian style.
Jessica’s berry lip looked beautiful paired with her cobalt-blue gown.
Katie’s supersleek, straight strands reminded us of Cher’s go-to look from the 1970s.
We almost didn’t recognize Katy Perry thanks to her bleached brows! We loved how her black lipstick mirrored the finish on her leather gloves.
Karlie’s brushed-up arches added some modern edge to her otherwise classic beauty look.
Taylor’s blackened berry lip was a striking contrast against her fair complexion and platinum bob.
We couldn’t decide what was more eye-catching about Rita’s look — her glimmering, highlighted cheekbones, or her tattoos peeking through the sheer cutouts in her gown.
The supermodel showed off her new haircut via polished, tousled waves.