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The Best Manicures At The 2021 Met Gala

A close-up on our favorite nail looks from this year.

The most highly-anticipated fashion event of the year came back this past Monday night, and with it came the return of a time-honored tradition—excessively scrutinizing the celebrity looks. While the “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” theme this year (or lack thereof) may have left many of us slightly confused, the nail art the celebs wore on the red carpet definitely did not.

We zoomed in and checked out the finer details of our favorite celebrity beauty looks and found the best manicures the 2021 Met Gala. Tap through for nail art ideas you’re going to want to try at home (or at least marvel at).

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Cynthia Erivo

In almost every photo of Cynthia Erivo at the Met Gala she is her showing off her extra-long diamond nails. On closer inspection, we can absolutely see why. These pointed tips are a work of art in themselves.

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Ben Platt

There’s a long-held complaint about men in plain black suits at Met Gala, but Ben Platt defied this criticism. His blue negative space manicure elevated his denim jacket look to the next level.

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Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson’s Met Gala nails were not only super cute but were also extremely wearable. This french tip manicure in baby pink is officially going on our fall moodboard.

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Maisie Williams

This year, Maisie Williams welcomed us to the dark side with an high fashion goth Met Gala look, paired with bleached eyebrows, slicked-back hair, and black and neon green glittery acrylic nails.

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Saweetie

While Saweetie’s manicures are usually perfection, with these long, bronze coffin-shaped nails with gem detailing she might have outdone herself this year.

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Taraji P. Henson

Let’s talk about Taraji P. Henson’s glam. The star was oozing crystals and glitter this year– right down to her fingertips.

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Pete Davidson

We’re here for more men wearing manicures to the red carpet (and just men painting their nails generally) and Pete Davidson’s Met Gala debut more than delivered. These punk-inspired black and white ombre nails were the perfect addition to his white suit jacket.

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Megan Thee Stallion

Megan’s baby pink nails with swirl nail art detailing were a favorite in the subtle category.

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Billie Eilish

Serving Marilyn Monroe in a peach ballgown, Billie also perfectly matched her manicure to the dreamy dress shade. And we’re loving her oversized square nail shape.

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Rihanna

We couldn’t do a Met Gala and not mention the queen of serving Met Gala looks, Rihanna. While her beanie may be casual, her accessories and beauty were not. Her merlot nails matched her lipstick, indicating it’s a must-try color for fall.