The Met Gala, fashion’s biggest, star-studded event went down last night.
This year’s theme was “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.”
The ball was co-hosted by pop star Billie Eilish, tennis player Naomi Osaka, actor Timothée Chalamet and poet Amanda Gorman, and stars stunned in their ensembles.
Lupita Nyong’o 2021 Met Gala Look
Lupita Nyong’o’s look was a Versace dress, with beaded detailing and denim panels.
Hairstylist Vernon François and makeup artist Nick Barose ensured an American moment was achieved, with creative makeup and hair.
Lupita Nyong’o’s 2021 Met Gala Makeup
Nick Barose used ten different shades of blue—shadows, a rim of black eyeliner and brickish lipstick for a dramatic look.
“I was so inspired by the supermodels of the ’90s and Versace, so it’s something that’s second nature to me. But we didn’t want to do anything too on the nose. It’s a different spin.” said Barose.
Barose cited Old Hollywood and Western films as references, the shared characteristic of all genres that of a femme fatale—a woman who is strong, powerful, glamorous, and fierce.
Lupita Nyong’o’s 2021 Met Gala Hair
Lupita’s hair was inspired by Brooklyn-born conceptual artist Lorna Simpson.
“Simpson’s take on texture is powerful, and I wanted to imitate the effortless wave and movement that she conveys in her work.” said François.
“Lupita is incredibly visionary and adventurous, not only does she have the most versatile kinky, coily, hair but the ability to wear and show the beauty of all hair textures,” he added.
Elsa Majimbo at The Met Gala
Elsa Majimbo was also present at the Met Gala.
After an intense Get Elsa to the Met Gala Campaign, Majimbo made a recording with her Ray-Ban Stories glasses of the looks on the Met Gala carpet.