Kaia Gerber may have graced the 2022 Met Gala red carpet in a gorgeous Alexander McQueen gown, but her dramatic hairdo is what really stole the show. Taking “voluminous” to a whole new level (as every Met Gala look should), the supermodel styled her lengthy caramel hair into extra full, fluffy curls that flowed well past her shoulders. To top off the look, she adorned her glamorous mane with silver clips that matched her dress. Some fans are comparing the 20-year-old’s statuesque aesthetic to that of Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus (talk about old glamour) — and they’re not wrong.
The larger-than-life ‘do is also a welcome change for the 20-year-old, who customarily opts for simpler styles. For example, Gerber donned a bob styled into delicate finger waves to her first Met Gala in 2021, a look that was purported to be inspired by Bianca Jagger. Her glam that year was subtle. This year’s ensemble, however, is anything but: In fact, Gerber seems to be honoring her (literal) roots with serious ’90s supermodel blowout vibes à la her mother Cindy Crawford, mixed with a hint of ’70s rockstar hair. Basically, show-stopping is an understatement — and Gerber more than understood the assignment.
She didn’t just nail voluminous hair, though — Gerber’s finished look was topped off with silver and pearl-encrusted hair clips. The model wore one on each side of her middle part to keep her lengthy waves out of her face, but to also (undoubtedly) serve even more gilded glamour vibes.