The Most Dramatic Nail Art From The 2021 Met Gala

French manis, chrome finishes, and more.

Cynthia Erivo, Pete Davidson, and other stars who wore must-see nail art looks at 2021's Met Gala.
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Though the Met Gala’s fashion always obviously gets a lot of attention, the manicures are not to be missed. For this year, the celebrities and fashion glitterati made sure they nailed the looks head to fingertips — behold, the top nail art looks at 2021’s Met Gala.

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Pose star MJ Rodriguez opted for a classic red manicure but with the added drama of length and gold 3D adornments.

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Saweetie’s Met Gala look was all glamour and glitz, and her nails were no less show-stopping. Her lengthy tips had a chrome finish topped with jeweled accents.

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Megan Thee Stallion went for a subtle upgrade of a classic: She rocked an ombre square-tipped manicure in a shade of pink evocative of the famous Essie Ballet Slippers.

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Kim Petras extended her horse girl look to her fingertips: To complement her accented bust, she wore an extra-lengthy mani executed by nail artist Juan Alvear using Christian Louboutin products. For the nail art, Alvear hand-sculpted horseshoe and medallion appliques.

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Lourdes Leon showed up to the red carpet with sequins and glimmer at the forefront of her look. Her bedazzled white manicure, studded with sparkly gemstones, matched the luster of her fuchsia gown.

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Taraji P. Henson sported nail art that mirrored her black and white outfit: a white nail polish base with black accents and jewelry galore.

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For Barbie Ferreira’s first Met Gala, the actor-slash-model channeled old Hollywood glamour. To match the beaded drama of her dress, nail artist Natalie Minerva created a 3D pearlescent manicure using a KISS acrylic set.

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Actor Cynthia Erivo’s manicure looked like the perfect match to her necklace. Her tips appeared to be fully diamond-encrusted.

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The French manicure is back in all its glory. Kate Hudson took a cue from the early 2000s and wore the classic form of nail art to the Met Gala. Her take on the trend? Rather than going for a colorful, experimental route, Hudson stuck to the classic white and sheer pink.

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Pete Davidson wore a black and white Thom Browne outfit to the Met Gala. To top off his look, the actor coated his nails with black nail polish and glittery accents on the tips.

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