Things got really nostalgic on the red carpet at this year’s Met Gala! The motto “Gilded Glamour” not only provided fashion looks from the past, but also the hairstyles of the stars took us back to an earlier century…
The theme of this year’s Met Gala is reminiscent of the good old days. More precisely, the golden ones. The fashion looks of the stars were based on 19th century American fashion, the hairstyles more on the Renaissance era: elegant mermaid waves, a strict center parting and a dose of drama.
Sleek like Phoebe Dynevor
Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor presents the most elegant version of the historic-looking hairstyle. The actress wears her hair down with her black lace dress by Louis Vuitton. Unlike the playful mermaid waves that conquered our hearts last summer, Phoebe wears her hair combed back and thus creates a strict old-school look that provides a great contrast to the sexy dress.
Grungy like Sophie Turner
Sophie Turner proves that Renaissance hair doesn’t always have to look classy and austere. She decided on a similar look, which has a completely different effect thanks to small adjustments. While Phoebe goes for a skleeky finish, Sophie uses a volumising spray rather than a shine. Important: Here the volume does not play out at the roots, but in the lengths and ends, thus creating a slightly bushy effect.
Dreamy like Jung Ho-Yeon
Jung Ho-Yeon also proves how changeable the trendy Renaissance hairstyle can be and relies on a half-closed variant. Here, the upper part of the hair is simply tied into an elegant bun. Important: The higher the bun, the sportier the hairstyle. That’s why we twist the hair right in the middle. If you are struggling with small baby hairs, you can simply comb them out and shape them with a little hairspray – this is how we give the hairstyle a modern and slightly playful twist.
Dramatic like Kaia Gerber
If the elegant waves are too boring for you, you can take Kaia Gerber as an example. While last year she made us rave about her short bob, this year she convinces with XXL mane. This look works above all due to the extreme length of the hair and the fact that the curls are twisted right at the roots and ensure a good volume. Old-fashioned hair clips complete the vintage beauty look.
This article originally appeared on brigitte.de.