Beauty Insider: Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala
“I always think the hair should go with the dress, and this look was modern, young, chic and simple with her Donna Karan dress,” says her hairstylist Ted Gibson, who used his namesake products to create side-swept chignon.
“I thought this was the perfect look to complement the evening,” says John Frieda’s Harry Josh, who opted to give the supermodel sleek waves. As for makeup, We wanted Gisele to look naturally sophisticated, making the look more modern and not falling into a retro direction, says Rose-Marie Swift who used her signature RMS Beauty products and Shu Uemura to create the effect.
“Zoe’s dress had a vibrant spring color that was so simple and elegant,” says Kérastase Paris celebrity hairstylist Mara Roszak, whose loose, piece-y look balanced the gown. “I wanted the hair to feel fresh with soft messy waves.”
“I wanted Gwyneth’s hair to be super shiny and sleek, with a bit of dimension at the bottom,” says hairstylist David Babaii, who styled hair with Couture Colour shine-enhancing products. The result? “A long, soft beachy wave to match her gold dress.”
“The gold birds on Michelle’s dress really inspired us to go for a golden look,” explains makeup artist Jeanine Lobell for Chanel, who gave a nod to the gilded flock by creating a golden smoky eye. Adds hairstylist Peter Gray, “My inspiration was a modern-day Jean Seberg with a Breathless nuance” – a look he created on naturally-dried hair styled with Moroccanoil products.
“The dress had an earthy, mermaid feel. You can picture her appearing from out of the mist in Ireland just in time for the Ball,” says Vanessa Scali, whose Chanel makeup palette featured copper eyes and flushed lips. The Carolina Herrera gown also inspired Christina’s hairstyle: “I wanted it to look like she stepped out of a fairy tale,” says hairstylist Jen Atkin of the Mad Men star’s flowing waves.
“Wearing vintage Givenchy Haute Couture, she left looking like a Klimt painting,” says Molly R. Stern, who used Nars Cosmetics to create look.
“Her dress was like liquid sand, so I used colors that were simple and monochromatic,” says makeup artist Matin Maulawizada, Global Artistry Director for Laura Mercier. “Laura Mercier’s Golden Mosaic complemented her look perfectly.”
“Madonna s gorgeous eyes and lashes are among her best attributes – which always resonate on the red carpet,” says makeup artist Gina Brooke of the 1930s-inspired makeup look that played up her most dramatic feature with Hourglass Cosmetics Film Noir Mascara. To create Madonna’s waves, hairstylist Andy Lecompte took a vintage approach and set the star’s hair with steam rollers.
“The dress is beautiful and made such a strong statement, so the hair was best left down with natural-looking, undone texture,” says Oscar Blandi, who blow-dried hair upside down on a cool setting, then texturized the look with his signature dry shampoo.