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The Best Met Gala Beauty Looks Of All Time
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by Savoir Flair 3-minute read April 29, 2024

From subtle to surreal, the Met Gala is where dreams — and faces — get a fantastical makeover.

Every year on the first Monday of May, the Metropolitan Museum of Art transforms into a dazzling showcase for the Met Gala, the ultimate red-carpet event of the year. It's a time when fashion and beauty lovers watch in awe as breakout stars, supermodels, and Hollywood's elite parade in striking couture, sparkling accessories, and remarkable beauty transformations. The event, often referred to as the fashion industry's biggest night, delivers a lavish display of thematic fashion and beauty that leaves viewers spellbound.

Since its inception in 1948, the Met Gala has been a platform for some of the most audacious and unforgettable beauty looks, expertly created by the beauty world's top artists and aligned with each year's strict conceptual theme. From Gigi Hadid's space-tastic makeup to Kim Kardashian’s wet-look vibes, the gala has showcased transformations that resonate well beyond the event. Click through our gallery below and start reminiscing over these iconic makeovers, which continue to inspire beauty enthusiasts around the world.

gallery CHER, 1985 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery LIV TYLER, 1998 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery AMBER VALLETTA, 2004 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery MADONNA, 2009 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery COCO ROCHA, 2013 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery JANUARY JONES, 2013 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery JENNIFER LOPEZ, 2013 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery MILEY CYRUS, 2013 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery JOAN SMALLS, 2014 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery LADY GAGA, 2015 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery KATY PERRY, 2016 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery LILY ALDRIDGE, 2016 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery LUPITA NYONG'O, 2016 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery ZENDAYA, 2016 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery LILY COLLINS, 2017 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery CARA DELEVINGNE, 2017 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery EVAN RACHEL WOOD, 2017 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery RIHANNA, 2017 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery RITA ORA, 2017 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery BELLA HADID, 2018 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery CYNTHIA ERIVO, 2018 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery EMILY RATAJKOWSKI, 2018 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery LILY COLLINS, 2018 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery PRIYANKA CHOPRA, 2018 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery CANDICE SWANEPOEL, 2019 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery DUA LIPA, 2019 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery EMILY RATAJKOWSKI, 2019 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery GIGI HADID, 2019 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery HAILEE STEINFELD, 2019 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery JENNIFER LOPEZ, 2019 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery KIM KARDASHIAN, 2019 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery LADY GAGA, 2019 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery LUCY BOYNTON, 2019 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery LUPITA NYONG'O, 2019 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery PRIYANKA CHOPRA, 2019 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery SOPHIE TURNER, 2019 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery BILLIE EILISH, 2021 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery EMMA CHAMBERLAIN, 2021 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery GIGI HADID, 2021 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery ALICIA KEYS, 2022 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery ISABELLE BOEMEKE, 2022 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery MAISIE WILLIAMS, 2022 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery KAIA GERBER, 2022 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery OLIVIA RODRIGO, 2022 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery WINNIE HARLOW, 2022 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery BILLIE EILISH, 2023 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery FLORENCE PUGH, 2023 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery JENNIE KIM, 2023 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery DOJA CAT, 2023 | GETTY IMAGES
gallery QUANNAH CHASINGHORSE, 2023 | GETTY IMAGES
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