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The Best Beauty Looks at the Met Gala 2019

The Best Beauty Looks at the Met Gala 2019
The Best Beauty Looks at the Met Gala 2019
The Best Beauty Looks at the Met Gala 2019
The Best Beauty Looks at the Met Gala 2019
The Best Beauty Looks at the Met Gala 2019
The Best Beauty Looks at the Met Gala 2019
The Best Beauty Looks at the Met Gala 2019
The Best Beauty Looks at the Met Gala 2019
The Best Beauty Looks at the Met Gala 2019
The Best Beauty Looks at the Met Gala 2019
The Best Beauty Looks at the Met Gala 2019
The Best Beauty Looks at the Met Gala 2019

Beauty and fashion lovers best be prepared because this year's Met Gala might—and we're not just saying this—yield the most mind-blowing exhibit of looks to date. Following in the otherworldly footsteps of last year's theme, "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and The Catholic Imagination," this year's attendees are encouraged to go to exaggerated, over-the-top lengths to comply with the 2019 theme "Camp: Notes on Fashion."

Inspired by Susan Sontag's 1964 essay defining camp as the "love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration," this year's gala will (appropriately) be hosted by Harry Styles and Lady Gaga, and the entire event is being sponsored by Gucci. We're anticipating lots of color, lots of sparkle, and lots and lots of glamour.

A highly anticipated focus on fashion is the exhibit's signature, but no look would ever be complete without the expert application of smoldering beauty accents—the necessary makeup, hair pieces, and accessories required to trip celebrated couture over the edge. In fact, historically speaking, we'd argue attendees' beauty looks sometimes exceed the fashion. Beauty editor bias? Perhaps, but we'll let you digest the artistry below and decide for yourself. Keep scrolling to see the best exceedingly campy beauty looks we witnessed on the 2019 Met Gala red carpet.