When we read the blessed words “gilded glamour,” upon the announcement of 2022’s Met Gala theme, we swear we could’ve heard angels singing. Because despite the fact that the past few years’ themes — time and camp, namely — delivered some fantastic beauty looks, little can compare to the level of ethereal beauty seen on the red carpet in New York City on May 2.
That Marie Antoinette film with Kirsten Dunst from 2006. Amy Adams in Enchanted. The entirety of Bridgerton. That’s what the overall vibe is tonight, and that can mean nothing but sky-high curls, beauty marks, and more blush than you’ve ever seen in your lifetime.
Of course, Allure is keeping a steady eye on the red carpet throughout the night. And below, you’ll find all the best beauty looks from the 2022 Met Gala.
Vanessa Hudgens was one of the first to walk the red carpet, doing so in a long-sleeved, floor-length black gown with plenty of lace and transparent mesh detailing. Her neutral, soft-glam makeup was every bit as sensuous, but it’s the view from the back that we can’t tear our eyes from. Not like that, y’all — we’re talking about Hudgen’s braided, twisted updo, which appears to have a diamond chain or sorts weaved throughout. We have hairstylist Danielle Priano to thank for it.