Met Gala Flashback: Elegant Beauty Look From 2016 Met Gala

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 Kardashian

Kim Kardashian red carpet picsKim’s gelled-back mane showed off her chiseled cheekbones and her lighter brows.

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart PicsKristen‘s platinum mane was studded with black braids, but the most head-turning part of her look was her silver foil shadow.

Nicki Minaj

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.


Madonna photosThe Queen of Pop wore a large medallion in her hair, resulting in a superbohemian style.

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain imagesJessica’s berry lip looked beautiful paired with her cobalt-blue gown.

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes met gala 2016Katie’s supersleek, straight strands reminded us of Cher’s go-to look from the 1970s.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry PicturesWe 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 Kloss

Karlie Kloss picturesKarlie’s brushed-up arches added some modern edge to her otherwise classic beauty look.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift imagesTaylor’s blackened berry lip was a striking contrast against her fair complexion and platinum bob.

Rita Ora

Rita Ora photosWe 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.

Kate Upton

Kate Upton PicturesThe supermodel showed off her new haircut via polished, tousled waves.

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