Who’s that girl? Beauty transformations at the Met Gala 2021

Published September 14, 2021, 7:12 PM

by Jane Kingsu-Cheng

These ladies made us take a second look, and more!

This year’s Met Gala’s theme, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” gave so much room for the guests to play and bring to life their imagination of what America represents to each individual that walked on the red carpet. The Met-Gala has been known to let your creative juices flow, a venue where you get to have fun and change your looks, even drawing inspiration for America’s iconic people such as Bettie Page, Marilyn Monroe, and Jessica Rabbit to name a few.

Artwork by Ariana Maralit

Gigi Hadid
Who doesn’t remember Jessica Rabbit? And Gigi Hadid brought her to life with her ginger-colored luscious locks that was tied high into a sleek pony. And it’s cinched with a crystal-embellished Prada barrette. The cat-lined eyes and the lash extensions are a given, but extra points goes to makeup artist Erin Parsons for the cornflower blue smokey eyeshadow that’s just absolutely mesmerizing. Everything else was kept subtle, including blush and nude lips.

Billie Eilish
This Gen Z singing sensation got her inspiration from the blonde vixen Marilyn Monroe. Her blonde hair has been give volume that’s reminiscent of the ’50s. She seriously kept her look, from beauty and fashion picks, in one hue—except to give focus on her lined eyes with charcoal smokey eyeshadow that made her blue eyes stand out.

Megan Fox
Always the vixen, it was expected for Megan Fox to cop Bettie Page’s look—particularly her blunt bangs. Her hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons. “I have been wanting to do a pin-up reference on Megan forever so when I saw this dress, I immediately thought the hair should be off of her face and sleek. So to incorporate the pin-up vibe, I decided to add a modern super blunt fringe inspired by Bettie Page and Traci Lords’ iconic fringe in Cry Baby,” he posted on his Instagram account. The look added a little s&m vibe with a high braided pony.

Kirsten Stewart
Thanks to hair extensions, the Lady D actress got to sport a different look. Fresh from doing the press rounds on promoting the “Spencer” movie, she goes back even further and took inspiration from the fun ’50s. Hairstylist Adir Abirgel brought her hair up in a really high pony and rolled up her front long bangs for that fifties look. Mauve eyeshadow, gradient lined eyes, and fluttering lash extensions make her eyes stand out. But we’re also loving her contoured cheekbones and frosty lips.

 
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