Ever since its first instalment in 1971 (aptly themed, ‘Fashion Plate’), the Met Gala has persevered as the undisputed pinnacle for style, bringing celebs, designers (and the odd politician?) together for one unmissable evening of champagne-fuelled revelry.
An unhindered playground for visionary (nay, out-of-this-world) fashion, the Anna Wintour-hosted event is a place where dreams are made; where gauche and glamour collide to ensue a new set of wild and headlining moments, year upon year. And that’s just the frocks.
A style soiree of gram-worthy proportions, the Met Gala has been known to host many a memorable beauty transformation, with guests far and wide saving their sartorial best for a night of unrivalled glitz, glamour and of course… peacocking. (We wouldn’t have it any other way.)
While the annual event has hit pause for 2020 (sigh), there’s no reason we can’t marvel upon Met’s past. From structure defying head pieces (*cough* Lady Gaga) to subtle, pared back elegance (à la Christy Turlington); we trace some of the most memorable hair and beauty moments in Met Gala history.