8 Celebrity Looks From The Met Gala – Then And Now!

The Met Gala 2016 may be over but the beauty looks still linger in our minds. If you don’t know what this event is, all you need to know is it makes beauty looks from the Oscars look like a snore. Every year, the Ball encourages celebrities to step out of their comfort zone and dress according to certain themes. How they go about is left up to their imaginations.

And boy, do the stars bring it! The stars and starlets of the red carpet event have sported some pretty outrageous, trendy and dazzling beauty looks over the decades. The theme for the biggest night in fashion this year was “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology”, which was a complete contrast from themes from galas past.

In fact, in order to give you a better idea, take a look at how the regulars at Met have changed their looks over the years.  From sleek bowl haircuts to silver hair and bold lips, here is a quick comparison of how regular attendees have flaunted their looks in Met Balls this year and years past.

1. Ciara


Met Gala 2016 – Tech Beauty

The singer’s look for the Met Ball 2016 was an absolute hit! Her silver metallic finger waves were tied in elegant pin curls and embraced the futuristic theme perfectly. Topping the look was smoky gray shadow, a glossy pink pout and chiseled cheekbones.

Met Gala 2011 – Bronzed Beauty

If you have it, flaunt it. This is why Ciara used bronzer to highlight her enviable cheekbones at the Met Gala 2011. Nude lips and brown smoky eye completed the look. She also kept her black wavy tresses loose.

2. Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Met Gala 2016 – Swift Goes Platinum

The theme for the Met Gala this year was ‘Fashion in an age of Technology.’ And Taylor embraced it perfectly with dark mulberry lips and a new platinum bob.

Met Gala 2014 – Taylor Swift’s Red Lips and Curls

Taylor Swift’s fashion choices for the Met Gala have evolved over the last few years. And so has her makeup and hair. Here she is rocking a red pucker and elegant curls at the Met Gala 2014.

3. Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

Met Gala 2016 – Miss Machina

The reality star was the best dressed and the best tressed at the Met Gala this year. That slick back is a good nod to the theme. And look at the details in that eye makeup! The bleached brows were a good idea too since they make her eyes look bigger.

Met Gala 2014 – Belle of the Ball

Kim Kardashian proved that you can still look dazzling with a tame look at a star studded event. Here she is rocking a side swept hairdo with glossy lips and light eye makeup.

4. Allison Williams

Allison Williams

Met Gala 2016 – Braided Beauty

The actress stepped out this year with low key makeup and dark lipstick. And that is because she let her hairstyle do the talking. Her do for the day was made of fishtail braids embellished with hair accessories woven throughout.

Met Gala 2014 – Elegance Personified

Allison Williams chose to keep it elegant and sexy with a stylish updo at the Met Gala 2014. The peach lipstick goes well with that warm bronze smoky eye.

5. Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce Knowles

Met Gala2016 – Beyonce’s Down Low Style with Wings

Beyonce kept her hair loose and stright with a sleek middle part at the Met Ball 2016. It seems that the ‘Lemonade’ singer also chose to keep it sharp and simple with a charcoal gray winged shadow.

Met Gala 2015 -High Do with Nude Makeup

Side ponytails made a comeback on runways last year. Queen Bey rocked the same do at the Met Gala 2015 with nude makeup to match.

6. Jourdan Dunn

Jourdan Dunn

Met Gala 2016 – Bring on the Tech

The theme for the Met Ball this year was Manus X Machina or Fashion versus technology. And Jourdan encompassed it perfectly by complementing her monochromatic silver outfit with a sharp bob and dark shadow.

Met Gala 2015 – Combines a Braided Do and a Mean Cateye

The celebrities at the Met Gala 2015 wowed us with their hairstyles but Jourdan Dunn’s braided do outclassed all of them. It was pulled back to highlight the metallic purple liner on her lower lids and gold eye shadow. The black cat-eye flicks and nude lipstick were a nice finishing touch too.

7. Zendaya


Met Gala 2016 – Slicked Back and Stylish

Not every celebrity can manage to wear the slicked back look. Zendaya isn’t one of them. Here she is rocking a trendy silky bowl cut. And the eye shadow brings it all together.

Met Gala 2015 – Here Comes the Sun

We saw a lot of celebrities sporting hair accessories at the Met Ball in 2015. Zendaya’s sun themed hair trinkets stood out on her long tresses. And the tamed brows, smoky eyes and matte lips were a nice subtle touch to the look too.

8. Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez

Met Gala 2016 – Cute and Trendy

The singer toned her look down a few notches this time with a flatter do. But we are still loving the sliver eye shadow, nude pucker and cat eye.

Met Gala 2015 – Bring on the Orient

The theme for Met Gala 2015 was “China through the Looking Glass” and Selena Gomez chose to embrace it with a floral halo on a slicked back bun. She also brought it all together with the perfect shade of red lipstick.

The stars bedazzle us at the Met Ball everywhere and this year was no different. Some of the stars who stepped out on the red carpet this year are no strangers to it and always manage to create bold stare-worthy looks every year.

Which Met Gala Regualr Has The Best Beauty Look?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...