Wild, Wacky and Wonderful Beauty Looks From the Met Gala Over the Years

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With today being the first Monday in May, we would traditionally be celebrating the Met Gala and all of the best, most out-of-the-box beauty moments born from it. Even though this year’s event was canceled due to a pandemic, we can still look back at the most daring hair and makeup looks that hit the red carpet over the past few years.

Past Met Galas have provided us with more than enough beauty inspiration to reminisce on. There have been multitier updos adorned with precious jewels, stereotype-defying manicures, dramatic tributes to the beauty trends of iconic musical eras, and even a makeup look inspired by the dark arts. With its fashion-centric overarching theme, this event produces some of the most out-of-the-box beauty looks in history.

With last year’s theme being Camp: Notes on Fashion, it’s hard to top the wildly creative looks we were privy to from some of our favourite celebrities. See just a few of the best ones ahead.