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The 10 Most Memorable Met Gala Hairstyles Of All Time

From Rihanna’s auburn ‘do to Beyoncé’s side pony.

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May has traditionally been associated with one of the biggest style events of the year: the Met Gala. Though the next one’s taking place in September, it’s always fun to reminisce about its top beauty moments — such as these 10 iconic Met Gala hair looks from past events.

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2019: Though she wasn’t the only star to rock oversized hair at the “Camp”-themed event, Lily Collins’ Priscilla Presley-inspired bouffant stood out, thanks to its playful and romantic accessories that took the look to another level.

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2015: Once reserved for slumber parties and ‘80s-themed celebrations, the side pony wasn’t a hairstyle that screamed high fashion. Queen B changed that with this gorgeous creamy-cool blonde side pony.

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1992: Christy Turlington’s fresh interpretation of old Hollywood glamour at the 1992 Met Gala is gorgeous and timeless. This updo look was a standout ‘90s hair trend that still influences looks today.

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2015: This hair look will always live in my head rent-free. Rihanna cemented herself as the belle of the ball at this Met Gala, where her flipped-out auburn hair and stunning headpiece stopped red carpet traffic and complimented her overall outfit perfectly.

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2017: This hair look is breathtaking for so many reasons. Zendaya’s hair at the 2017 Met Gala was brilliant, political, and most importantly, celebratory of Black beauty.

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2019: Lupita Nyong’o’s tall and textured hair was another iconic Met Gala beauty moment. The decorative gold afro picks made the look and emphasized the spirit of the night’s “Camp” theme.

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2015: Selena Gomez’s slicked-back ‘do with an elaborate floral headpiece catapulted the singer to beauty icon status. The style was the perfect compliment to her Vera Wang gown, and definitely inspired bridal looks for the remainder of the year and beyond.

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2014: And just like that... Sarah Jessica Parker made backside headbands a thing. The Sex And The City star’s updo changed the game, incorporating a floral headpiece underneath her hair. The bold choice paid off and landed her on several best-dressed lists.

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2016: Ciara turned heads with this unexpected hair look at the 2016 Met Gala. The “Level Up” singer rocked a finger-waved silver ‘do that made her full style fresh and unforgettable.

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2017: If the Silver Surfer wasn’t a fictional character and he kept up with the Met Gala, he would be shaking in his boots after seeing Cara Delevingne’s show-stopping metallic hair look.

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