French Manicures Ruled the Met Gala


The Met Gala is back for another year of fundraising and festivities, and some of our favorite celebrities have been bringing the heat nonstop tonight. The 2023 theme is “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” and the standout moments of the night have brought us everything from bowl cuts to prosthetic reimaginings of Lagerfeld’s cat, Choupette, but our favorite trend has to be the many different twists on the classic french manicure.

The nail look, first popularized in the early ’00s, has seen such a resurgence in recent years that it practically deserves its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It has become synonymous with formal red carpet events thanks to its versatility, but that same aspect also makes it a perfect manicure for day-to-day wear. Just tonight alone, the trend has been spotted on Serena Williams, Jenna Ortega, Gabrielle Union, and more. Even better? No two looks are the same, proving once again how adaptable the trend can be.

There are still a few looks coming down the white carpet, but in the meantime, see some of the best french manicures of the night so far. Between Doja Cat’s ode to Choupette and Union’s red take on the trend, you’ll have nail inspiration to pull from for years to come.

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