If there’s any time to get wildly experimental with your lewk, it’s at a Comme des Garçons-themed Met Gala. While the 2017 Met Gala red carpet was sorely lacking in Rei Kawakubo-backed designs, attendees were more than willing to show their weird via avant-garde beauty looks. For Cara Delevingne, that meant a bejeweled, spray-painted, hair-free head. Others paid homage to the woman of the hour by rocking her signature blunt bob. High-octane eyeshadow was another overarching theme, seen on the likes of Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, Evan Rachel Wood and Jemima Kirke. And, as with any red carpet, there was no shortage of flawless cat eyes (though Candice Swanepoel’s took the crown).
Click through the slideshow above to see all the over-the-top transformations and some of the more subtle, yet equally memorable, hair and makeup looks. (And remember, in life, we must take the bad with the good.)