The Met Gala is the fashion world's equivalent of the Oscars, minus the pressure of an internationally televised broadcast. Perhaps this is why those invited let their glam crew snap and release one TwitPic and Instagram shot after the other into the social ether. There were dozens of digitized beauty options — caught in various moments of punk-ification — to choose from, but we narrowed down the lot to some of the very best. There's a supreme close-up of model Karen Elson's faux nose ring (shot by makeup artist James Boehmer), a blurry picture of Kate Bosworth's part-gold, part-black shadow job (by Pati Dubroff), and a close-up of Blake Lively's black rose nail art, painted by her manicurist, Elle. There's also a towel-clad Emma Roberts, and Jenna Lyons caught moments before leaving J.Crew HQ (above), plus a pile of someone's hair extensions (Nicole Richie's, we think?) for you to enjoy. Click through the slideshow to see these and a slew of Instagram selfies.
Looks like Jenna Lyons got Met Gala–ready at @JCrew HQ.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Makeup by Monika Blunder.
Mamie Gummer and Zoe Kazan. Hair by Sarah Potempa.
@SarahPotempa made an amped-up faux-hawk out of Mamie Gummer's hair. Zoe Kazan got blond streaks with the help of Jerome Russell's colored hairspray.
Karen Elson. Makeup by James Boehmer.
Allison Williams. Makeup by Julie Harris.
@MakeupQueenNYC used Nars's Debbie Harry Palette for those silver lids, then layered on MAC Cosmetics black cream liner and plenty of Lancome's Hypnose Drama mascara.
Check out this picture to see the model's red lips. They're just as slick and shiny as her Anthony Vaccarello leather dress.
Vanessa Traina. Makeup by Daniel Martin.
@DmartNYC opted for Chanel's lipstick in Pirate, a brilliant crimson, as Vanessa Traina's sole pop of bold color.
@JoanSmalls dip-dyed her hair blond just for the Met Gala's punk theme.
Gisele. Hair by Harry Josh.
@HarryJoshHair and @GiseleOfficial just doing some hair and kickin' it pre–Met Gala.
Possibly Nicole Richie's extensions.
@NicoleRichie wore her ghostly white hair up in a goth twist for the evening. Are these strands the spooky remnants of her extensions, pre-dye-job?
Zooey Deschanel. Hair by Danilo.
Emily Blunt. Hair by Laini Reeves.
@LainieReeves turned Emily Blunt's caramel-colored hair into a structural faux-hawk/chignon hybrid.
Kirsten Dunst. Makeup by Pati Dubroff.
@PatiPrema carefully lined and painted Kirsten Dunst's lips in a creamy brick red.
Chanel Iman. Manicure by Lisa Logan.
Jaime King. Hair by Sarah Potempa.
Amanda Seyfried. Makeup by Katey Denno.
Nicole Richie. Manicure by Kimmie Kyees.
@KimmieKyees painted @NicoleRiche's long, pointy nails with a vermillion polish in an elongated, fierce heart shape.
Blake Lively. Manicure by Elle.
@Enamelle accented Blake Lively's pretty petal paint job with black blooms.
Emilia Clarke. Makeup by Hung Vanngo. Hair by Sarah Potempa.
@RobertsEmma sat very, very still as her makeup artist got in close with the night's ubiquitous beauty must-have: black liner.
Carolyn Murphy. Makeup by Frank Buscarello.
Products for Rodarte designers, Kate and Laura Mulleavy.
Manicurist @LuxByTracyLee used Sally Hansen's shimmering burgundy, Wine Not for Laura's nails and Wedding Glitters, a soft gold, on Kate's.
Kate Bosworth's eyelid close-up. Makeup by Pati Dubrof.
A supreme and slightly blurry close-up of @PatiPrema's layered gold eye makeup look on Kate Bosworth.
Products for Kristen Stewart's punky mug. Makeup by Beau Nelson.
A slew of Chanel products landed on Kristen Stewart's face. Stay tuned to hear which colors were used for @Beau_Nelson's reddish lids.
Andrew Bevan. Manicure by makeup artist, Sam Addington.
January Jones. Manicure by Ashlie Johnson.
This is how tonight's color game worked. Black + _____ = punk. And in this paint job by @Ashlie_Johnson, the equation included a bold, bloody red for January Jones.
Karlie Kloss. Makeup by Monika Blunder.
That @KarlieKloss can pull off any look, so it's too bad we didn't see her with a violet-black lip. If anyone can do it and still get Anna's approval, it's her.
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