The 17 Best Beauty Looks From This Year’s Met Gala

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We were pleasantly surprised

The Met Gala, also known as the Oscars of the fashion world, is just that, all about the fashion. But, what’s a nice outfit without a complementary beauty look? Quite boring, if you ask us. The two go hand in hand, and this year’s red carpet had a couple of surprises in the department.

The theme for the Met Gala exhibit this year is “Rei Kawakubo/Comme Des Garçons: Art of the In-Between,” and a couple celebrities paid homage to the designer’s signature hair, like Kerry Washington and Lily Collins. There was also some experimentation happening, much to our surprise. Like, a new haircut and hair color courtesy of the Hadid sisters. Big hair had a big moment, but so did short, barely-there hair. Really, this year had a little bit of everything, which kept things more interesting than usual. And man oh man, does Rihanna ever disappoint?

See her and all of our favorites, ahead.

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Is Lily Collins taking a page out of Rei Kawakubo’s hair bible? The blunt bob and straight-across bangs, combined with the dark lip, is one of her most daring moments to date.