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Alien masks and gothic twists: the best make-up looks from 2021’s Met Gala

From Barbie Ferreira’s 1920s-inspired make-up to Hunter Schafer’s biomorphic face jewellery, we highlight the best and weirdest looks from the annual event

After last year’s event was cancelled due to the pandemic, the 2021 edition of the Met Gala took no shortcuts, with celebs pulling out all the stops in the first of a two-part, all-American extravaganza that explored the “modern vocabulary of American fashion”. From Lil Nas X’s 3-1 golden extravaganza to Kim Petras’ Horse Girl tribute (Ket Gala, anyone?) and Frank Ocean’s animatronic alien child, the looks were joyously absurd. The make-up, by extension, was even more striking. Here’s some of our favourites from the night.