The Costume Institute Gala red carpet is synonymous with glamour, and this year's theme, Charles James: Beyond Fashion , brought couture ball gowns and highly teased bouffants to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The makeup was an exercise in restrained elegance: neutral shades and minimal product (with a bold lip thrown in here and there). Keep scrolling to see all the high-fashion beauty looks.
Lupita stretched her cropped Afro to the max for this one-sided pompadour  look, which she paired with a green headband and purple eyeliner.
Kristen made her first red carpet appearance with her orange-red locks at the Met Gala, wearing cascading curls to one side.
The back shot revealed a complicated braid that fit right into the scooped back of her Chanel dress.
This beaded veil and aubergine lip on Beyoncé was more goth than glamorous, but couture all the same.
Of all the looks on the red carpet tonight, Kim fell on the tamer side of the spectrum with sideswept waves and glossy lips.
Sarah Jessica Parker
SJP's twisted bouffant was a showstopper. The back was just as exciting as the front . . .
Sarah Jessica Parker
With a flower garland strewn along the neck. And check out the twist!
Flash back to the '90s with this teased ponytail look on Rihanna  (plus there are barrettes).
With her red lip and red dress combination, Anne really showed off her alabaster skin tone.
Emmy pulled out the best of vintage beauty with a bright red lip and finger-waved bangs.
With Blake's golden locks, there is really no wrong hair move on the red carpet.
The burgundy lip and thick faux lashes on Selena were more modern than we expected at a couture-themed Met Gala.
We can just imagine a blushing bride wearing this rolled updo.
Taylor was at home with the retro theme in her signature red lip and shoulder-length curls.
Did Solange get rid of her Afro? She attended the Met Gala red carpet in a tousled bob.
Nicole went for a voluminous updo at the Met Gala. Together with her lavender strands, it was a quite shocking look.
Pink lip, pink dress, '50s curls: Reese was true to the Charles James theme for the night.
Marion wore a bright orange lip with a chic twisted updo on the Met Gala red carpet.
Berry lips, bold brows, and a jet-black topknot pulled together Jessica's Met Gala look nicely.
Vampy and glamorous: two words that describe Suki's makeup for the night. Her brick-red lip was the epitome of retro glamour.
Winged eyeliner and a nude lip matched Hailee's black and white gown perfectly.
Kate channeled a touch of Frida Kahlo style with this dark flower arrangement as a headpiece.
A gold-streaked part? Only Rita could pull off such a gilded look on the red carpet.
An extralong side braid and an electric bluish-purple lipstick set Joan apart from all the other minimal makeup looks of the night.
This tousled asymmetrical bob looked stunning on Katie, and she left her makeup simple with bronzed tones.
The best blowout of the night goes to Rachel!
Karlie stuck to a simple and glamorous theme for her night on the Met Gala red carpet.
Kirsten doubled up on the drama with the dark black eye shadow and red lip. She embellished her hair with a diamond-studded crown.
Charlize showed off her grown-out pixie cut with cuffed earrings.
Michelle played up her pale complexion with a sheer makeup palette and styled her white-blond strands superstraight for the Met Gala.
Emma was all about the casual side braid for the Met Gala.
From the runway to the red carpet, Zoe was daring enough to try the red eye shadow trend.
A twist on her typical pompadour  look, Janelle wore her hair woven into an intricate plait.
Maggie was striking on the Met Gala red carpet with her blond pixie and smudged smoky eyes.
Bold lips and a teased updo added edge and glamour to Amber's red carpet look.
Diane pulled her hair back into an elegant chignon on the Met Gala red carpet.
Larger-than-life lashes made Hayden's eyes really pop.
Bronze smoky eyes and a retro curled hairstyle completed Jessica's dazzling Met Gala look.
Kate kept her look sleek and simple by slicking her hair back into a bun and keeping her makeup dewy and fresh.
Kate stood out on the red carpet with tousled locks and sparkling eye makeup that paired well with her glimmering gold dress.
Kendall pumped up the volume with a teased hairstyle that took her hair to new heights.
A sideswept updo gave Lea's look a sexy vibe at the Met Gala.
Cascading curls completed Naomi's ethereal '70s-inspired beauty look.
Olivia's winged hairpiece made her style unique on the Met Gala red carpet.
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen
The Olsens rocked their signature style — minimal makeup and simple hairstyles — yet they were still elegant on the Met Gala red carpet.
Rashida channeled Old Hollywood with a vampy red lip and and a tucked faux bob.