Commonly referred to as “Fashion Christmas,” the Met Gala, benefitting the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, is the biggest celebration of fashion of the year. Cultivated by Vogue Editor Anna Wintour, the evening features the opening of the Costume Institute’s Spring exhibit and dress code that fit the year’s theme. This year, the exhibit is “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” exploring the relationship between fashion’s hand-made roots, and the evolving role of tech in creating fashion.
The event’s dress code is “tech white tie,” which can mean a myriad of things. It is also one of the only nights of the year that nude nails generally go out the window. Tonight is about making a statement, and hopefully the best-dressed list in the process.
We are highlighting our favorite looks from the red carpet, along with quick recreations of those looks on nail tips to inspire you and your clients, in real time. Most recent updates will be here at the top, so scroll to the bottom to see where we begin!
Tuesday AM: Now that we’ve had a moment to rest and digest the fashion smorgasbord that was last night’s festivities, we’ve got some favorites.
Take a look here for step by step tutorials to recreate our favorite looks from the Met Gala.
8:27PM CST: That’s going to do it for the live blog this evening! Thank you for tuning in to our red carpet coverage. Check back tomorrow morning for tutorials and recreations of our favorite nail looks, along with more details about the amazing manicurists who created these looks.
8:09PM CST: Rachel McAdams in a gorgeous bronze Valentino gown with nails by Casey Herman with a custom mix of Essie shades “Good as Gold,” “Rock at the Top” and “Mademoiselle.”
8:00PM CST: Beyonce in Givenchy with black almond shaped nails by Lisa Logan in a shade by Nails Inc.
7:47PM CST: Gigi Hadid arrived in Tommy Hilfiger with a pewter silver nail to match her gown. [UPDATE: Nails by Mar y Sol Inzerillo using custom chrome Kiss Nails with crystals on the undersides]
7:40PM CST: Selena Gomez rocking custom Louis Vuitton with nails by Tom Bachik. He describes the look as “pixelating into nothing.”
7:23PM CST: We may have a nominee for Best Nails of the night with Kate Hudson in Versace with a black and silver Ruffian. Close-up to follow: [UPDATED: Close up of the nails by Alicia Torello]
7:14PM CST: Lily-Rose Depp wearing a bright yellow gold to match her Chanel gown.
7:03PM CST: Ciara in H&M wearing another take on the metallic silver nail to match her silvery mane.
6:55PM CST: Model Hailey Baldwin wearing the overarching theme of the night: silver to match her Tommy Hilfiger gown.
6:40PM CST: Ellie Bamber, star of the upcoming “Pride + Prejudice + Zombies” wears a shimmery bronze nail shade to match her hair and makeup.
6:29PM CST: Demi Lovato carries the silver trend from her Moschino gown to her nails with a hot silver rockstar French enhancement with extended nail beds. We scoured the internet for a close up. [UPDATE: Nails by Miss Pop]
6:18PM CST: Chole Grace Moretz stuns in a charcoal shimmery polish to match her Coach gown.
6:04PM CST: “Brooklyn” Irish actress and Oscar nominee, Saoirse Ronan shows us some nail art! Black half moons with baby pink! We’re in love!
6:00PM CST: Best Supporting Actress winner and the new Lara Croft, Alicia Vikander, arrives in Louis Vuitton and a greige nail.