The Best Hair Styles From 2021 Met Gala Red Carpet

Held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Met Gala always promises wild and wacky outfits and accessories but here at mcIntyres we’re all about the hair with plenty of examples showing that a lot of time and work went into hair as those diamond studded marigolds.

View some of our favourite looks below with commentary from Kay McIntyre.

Billie Eilish

Eilish was a co-chair of the Gala this year, the youngest person to hold such a position further showing the young singer/songwriter’s rise to the premier league following her recent makeover as debuted on the June cover of Vogue magazine. On the red carpet at the Met Gala she wore a ‘nude princess’ dress by Oscar de la Renta.

Talking about her hair, Kay says “The platinum garment associated to the blonde haircut of the singer looked like a modern Marilyn Monroe. Her wavy glint hairstyle looked inspired by the 50s.”

Megan Fox

The American actress recently caused a stir with her barely-there outfit at The VMAs. For The Met she wore an almost conservative red lace up Dundas gown. With film roles including the Transformers film series, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ and ‘Jennifer’s Body’.

Her hair was equally bold with Kay noting “The dark and sharp bangs associated to the vivid red dress is reinforcing her blue eyes and strong gaze.’

Lupita Nyong’o

The American actress, who’s credits include two Star Wars films, ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Us’, wore Versace dress with denim panels and a show-stopping hair style inspired by Brooklyn-born conceptual artist Lorna Simpson.

Commenting on her hair, Kay said “The asymmetrical and architectural afro hairdressing of the actress is highlighting her navy blue, full denim look.”

Debbie Harry

Rock royalty Debbie Harry is most famous as the frontwoman of the band Blondie who she still tours and perform with. Their hits include ‘Heart of Glass’, ‘Call Me’, ‘Maria’ and ‘Atomic’.

Harry, 76, nailed this year’s Met Gala theme – In America: A Lexicon of Fashion – decked out in a custom and unique Zac Posen number.