The MOST Epic Beauty Looks from the 2015 Met Gala

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute benefit—more commonly known as the Met Gala—has grown from a modest, well-attended dinner to one of the biggest events of the year, attended by top models, A-list actresses, sought-after designers, and more. The gowns are fantastical creations, and the hair and makeup looks drop jaws (who can forget Nicole Richie's icy white strands, or Joan Smalls' bright purple lip?).

And the looks didn't disappoint this year, with everyone from Anne Hathaway to Chinese actress Gong Li embracing the theme and exhibit, “China: Through the Looking Glass,” a celebration of Chinese aesthetics’ influence on Western fashion. Keep scrolling for the most jaw-dropping beauty looks from this year’s Met Galawe'll be updating live!