Met Gala manicure: four nail trends we picked up from the red carpet

Met Gala manicure
Four nail trends we’ve picked up from the stars on the red carpet

Janelle Monae has her nails perfectly matched to her outfit.

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Nothing completes a red carpet look like the perfect manicure. And for the Met Gala 2022, the stars and starlets diligently painted, filed, lengthened and glued in advance.

Year after year, the Met Gala delivers the most extravagant fashion and beauty inspirations. This year, the celebrities walked under the motto Gilded glamour down the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. But our gaze didn’t just stop at the outfits, hairstyles and make-up. The nails of celebrity ladies and gentlemen also got the attention they deserved. From everyday use to gun license – we have the most beautiful nail trends from the red carpet.

All in white

The Met Gala 2022’s most popular nail trend is rather unexpected for such a pompous event. Because while the clothes were full throttle, many celebrities were rather covered when it came to nails. We could still spot white nail designs. Whether long or short, in the natural French look or with designs attached to a Tippex pen remembered: White nails ruled the red carpet.

Emma Chamberlain in Louis Vuitton.

Emma Chamberlain in Louis Vuitton.

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Fake It Til You Make It

Anyone who attends the Met Gala has a pretty stressful day. That’s where this nail design comes in: it’s as stylish as it is practical. BlakeLivelyJanelle Monae or Lilly James inspired with nails that were perfectly matched to their clothes. But they didn’t have to sit still for hours. As nail artist ell Gerstein reported, she prepared Blakes elaborate nails days in advance and had time to really let off steam creatively. On the big day, the nails only had to be adjusted and glued on. Perfect for a quick wow effect!


But not only the women convinced with perfectly styled nails. This year there were more and more men who chose colored nail polish. So appeared shawnmendes for example with dark blue nails and rhinestones. And Joe Jonas also underlined his outfit with black and gold Glamor Nails.

all in

When it comes to dramatic and eye-catching moments on the Red Carpet goes is on singer Lizzo definitely leave. She didn’t just appear with an extravagant outfit tomBrowne and flute (yes, you read that right), but with dramatic fingernails that she could certainly use as a corkscrew. Whether these were used in the course of the evening? Your neighbors at the table would certainly have come in handy.

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