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Nails From the 2018 Met Gala
  • Katherine Fleming
  • May 8, 2018

The 2018 Met Gala's theme was "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination." See the fabulous nails celebrities wore to the event!


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Maria Salandra used Tammy Taylor in Snow Queen with chrome pigment and Into the Matte to create an aged look with a Swarovski accent for Rihanna's Met Gala mani.

Nicki Minaj

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Celebrity nail tech Naomi Masuda gave Nicki Minaj black and red ombre nails with cross details that echo Minaj's headdress. 

Janelle Monae

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Janelle Monae's black, white, and gold color nails complemented her bold black and white outfit and gold jewelry. 

Blake Lively

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Celebrity manicurist Elle used Kiss products and Swarovski crystals to create a stained glass effect with bejeweled accent nails for Blake Lively.

Ariana Grande

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Nail Swag painted the Sistine Chapel on Ariana Grande's nails. 

Solange Knowles

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Solange Knowles wore dangling jewel accents on her long black nails.

Priyanka Chopra 

<p><a href="">Via Pattie Yankee</a>.</p>

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Pattie Yankee used Zoya to create a chunky gold glitter nail design for Priyanka Chopra, complementing her gold glitter makeup look.

Salma Hayek

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Nail tech Casey Herman used Zoya in Saldana for Salma Hayek's nails. Its iridescence reflected the colors in her dress.

Anne Hathaway

<p><a href="">Via Casey Herman</a>.</p>

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Casey Herman gave a subtle gold accent to Anne Hathaway's nails. 

Emilia Clarke

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Orly ambassador Alicia Torello created Emilia Clarke's manicure. She used the brand's Kiss the Bride polish and painted small crosses at the base of each nail using Party in the Hills.

Katy Perry

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Orly ambassador Kimmie Kyees used Orly Rose-colored Glasses French Manicure for Katy Perry's nails.

Olivia Munn

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<p><a href="">Via Essie</a>.</p>

Olivia Munn wore Essie in Model Clicks and Good As Gold. 

Scarlett Johansson

<p><a href="">Via Essie</a>.</p>

Scarlett Johansson wore two new Essie Gel Couture shades. 

Emma Stone

<p><a href="">Via Essie</a>.</p>

Emma Stone wore Essie with a subtle Ballet Slippers logo. 

Katherine Langford

<p><a href="">Via Essie</a>.</p>

Katherine Langford wore gold Essie Gel Couture extended onto the fingers. 

Lili Reinhart

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Lili Reinhart wore Essie in Handmade of Honor with gold details. 

Gigi Hadid

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Mei Kawagiri hand-painted Gigi Hadid's detailed design using OPI polish.

Bella Hadid

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Kawagiri applied a gold nail color to complement Bella Hadid's black and gold gown.

Maya Hawke

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Celebrity manicurist Elle applied a dark red color to Maya Hawk's nails.

Kim Kardashian

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Celebrity nail tech Tom Bachik applied custom-made French tips to Kim Kardashian's nails using OPI in Passion, Funny Bunny, and Put it in Neutral.

Jennifer Lopez

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Bachik applied OPI in Malaga Wine for Jennifer Lopez's Met Gala mani. 

Hailee Steinfeld

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Bachik gave Hailee Steinfeld a barely-there nail look using OPI in I Couldn't Bare-less.

Selena Gomez

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Bachik gave a metallic mani to Selena Gomez using a custom blend of OPI's A Mirror Escape and Top the Package With Beau.

Joan Smalls

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Joan Smalls wore gold and nude ombre nails by Naomi Yasuda to go with her gold gown.

Rita Ora

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Naomi Yasuda applied silver glitter to Rita Ora's nails.

Ashley Graham

Celebrity nail tech Mar y Sol Inzerillo added Swarovski cross accents to Ashley Graham's nude mani.

Imaan Hammam

Model Imaan Hammam wore red nails by Mar y Sol. 

Dakota Fanning

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Dakota Fanning paired her white gown with nails by Mar y Sol. 

Hailey Baldwin

Dawn Sterling created a glittery nail design for Hailey Baldwin.

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