One might think that beauty is an afterthought if you’re dressing for the gala of an exhibit that celebrates fashion. But the celebrities rolling up to this year’s annual Met Gala proved that a bold lip and a daring ’do are totally core to a complete look. The theme of this year—“Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology”—leant itself to a red carpet filled with sparkling chain metals, architectural shapes, and plenty of techy vibes. The hair and makeup, then, followed suit, with futuristic-looking colors, gravity-defying locks, and otherworldly glows.
Interestingly, our favorite looks of the night were—if not actually goth—at least goth-adjacent, with startlingly super-dark lipstick paired with white-blonde hair like on Taylor Swift and Poppy Delevingne. Other notable beauty moments included Kate Bosworth looking as angelic as a Snapchat filter, Ellie Bamber’s sparkly pink eyeshadow, and lots and lots of gray hair.
The rest of our favorite beauty looks are in the gallery—the intersection between technology and beauty has never looked so cool.