Some might say a summer sunset is the magic hour in Manhattan, but fashion and beauty buffs would disagree every time, and say it happens on the first Monday in May—when celebs makes waves of wonder at the ritzy rendezvous that is Met Gala. This year’s theme, Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between, honors Rei Kawakubo, the founder of Comme des Garçons, whose best known for shunning fashion norms. While the bougie ball’s purpose is to raise money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute, there was no shortage of striking beauty statements on this year’s *blue* carpet. Below, the best Met Gala hair from 2017.
1. BEHATI PRINSLOO
Old Hollywood curls got an upgrade when Danielle Priano peppered Behati Prinsloo’s long locks with the casualness of mermaid waves.
Zenda-yum! If everyone’s heart was as big as Zendaya’s hair tonight, we’d achieve world peace.
3. LILY COLLINS
Straight to the point—Lily Collins bared her shoulders with help from a stunning graphic lobe-grazing blunt bob by Gregory Russell.
Polished and pulled back into floral perfection, Sonia’s ‘do, styled by David Stanwell, got a dash of Dolce & Gabbana.
5. CARA DELEVINGNE
Cara can do no wrong—even when she bid all her tresses adieu. The model made one of our favorite Met Gala hair moments when she dared to step onto the scene with a silver painted look.
6. KERRY WASHINGTON
Short hair shined bright on the carpet, but Kerry Washington’s bang-adorned bob by Takisha stole the starlight.
7. HAILEY BALDWIN
Model of the moment Hailey gave us wedding vibes in a Parisian-esque lace-veil headband and baby bun styled by Florido.
8. ZOE ISABELLA KRAVITZ
Sweet and chic, Zoe’s platinum pixie is a red carpet pleaser, thanks to Nikki Nelms.
Yusef gave Bad Gal RiRi a ballerina bun and bangs that were SO befitting for the ball.
10. GIGI HADID
Gigi struck gold with a wispy feathered updo courtesy of Bryce Scarlett.
11. ROSE BYRNE
Who said short hair can’t hang with big volume? Rose Byrne’s bob gave the Old Hollywood deep side part a run for its money.
12. BELLA HADID
Cut by Ward, Bella’s new lob for her Vogue Italia cover made a fierce first appearance at the Met.
13. SOFIA BOUTELLA
Sofia Boutella made a modern medieval statement with a star-touched braided ponytail from Andy LeCompte.
14. CHRISSY TEIGEN
Chrissy sported a sexy, sophisticated sleek look that Jen Atkin topped off with a sparkly Jennifer Behr headpiece.