Hair Bows Transcended The Preppy Girl Trope At The 2023 Met Gala

Polished but not prissy.

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At the 2023 Met Gala, celebrities are honoring the Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty theme by incorporating the late designer’s motifs into their beauty looks. Silver wigs and sharp cat-eye liner aside, hair bows are the most popular way stars are paying homage. Ahead, the best styles of the night.

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Quite literally wrapped up in a bow, the black satin ribbon hairstylist Bridget Brager weaved throughout Priyanka Chopra’s twisted updo is an undoubtably chic way to honor the night’s theme. Mike Coppola/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
As fashion’s biggest night of the year, the Met is the perfect opportunity to go editorial with your look, which is what Emily Ratajkowski did with her fresh choppy bangs. Hairstylist Jennifer Yepez injected an element of softness into her style with wavy Great Lengths extensions and a black bow. ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
Billie Eilish leaned into her signature goth girl beauty vibe with jet black hair styled in a long plait accessorized with matching bejeweled hair clips and a long bow. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
The festival staple flower crown is suddenly couture when long black bows are added to it, as demonstrated by Elle Fanning. Matt Winkelmeyer/MG23/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue
A red carpet hairstyle doesn’t need to be complicated to stand out. Stylist Irinel De Leon dressed up Karlie Kloss’ classic high pony by using Dyson hot tools for a super sleek finish and adding a neat bow at the base of the tail. Kevin Mazur/MG23/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
While black bows were a popular hair accessory, Alia Bhatt finished off her half-up, half-down wavy style with a pearl one. Noam Galai/GA/The Hollywood Reporter/Getty Images
‘Go big or go home’ was probably hairstylist Glen Coco’s mantra when creating Sydney Sweeney’s look for the night. The giant organza black bow placed on the crown of her head was on the same level as her volumious waves. Matt Winkelmeyer/MG23/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue
Camila Morrone brought a bit of Daisy Jones & The Six’s ‘70s style to the Met Gala. Her rockstar-esque tousled curtain bangs and waves perfectly juxtaposed her sweet hair bow. Noam Galai/GA/The Hollywood Reporter via Getty Images

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