After all, this is the one event where creative expression is not only encouraged but celebrated. That’s why A-listers like Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Zendaya and many others aren’t afraid to push the boundaries with over-the-top makeup, blinding body jewels and va-va-voom hairstyles.
Case in point? In 2019, the House of Gucci actress stole the spotlight with her dagger-sharp spikey gold false lashes, oval-shaped eye gems, thick double-winged eyeliner and hot pink lipstick. Plus, her mini hair bows were a nostalgic call-back to her early red carpet days.
“I know intrinsically that I have a camp soul,” Lady Gaga told Vogue in 2019, referencing the “Camp: Notes of Fashion” theme based on Susan Sontag‘s 1964 essay. “What I really love about what we’re doing is that it reads like an essay or a poem.”