Given that Dakota Johnson and her glam squad enjoyed one of the actor’s storied playlists during their pre-event prep (both hairstylist Mark Townsend and makeup artist Georgie Eisdell told Vogue as much), the music-scene inspiration behind Johnson’s Met Gala beauty was a given. Add a custom chain-bedecked bodysuit into the mix—the work of Gucci’s Alessandro Michele, naturally—and the rhythm practically writes itself. “We are always inspired by music and rock and roll, so we leaned into the glitz, glamour, and shine of the bodysuit and brought that into the eye,” says Eisdell, who relied on an assemblage of products from Pat McGrath to bring the look to life. For the eyes, Eisdell started with a smudging of kohl liner across the lashline, topped lids in shimmering purple and silver shadow, then finished with a coat of Dark Star Volumizing Mascara in black (Eisdell’s favorite).
“I don’t use the term ‘muse’ often, but it definitely applies to my relationship with Dakota,” says Townsend, who created her slightly mussed, romantic mane with a subtly flippy blowout, then added curls and a spritz of René Furterer STYLE Texture Spray from roots to ends. “I love that Dakota makes the decisions about how she wants to look and doesn’t follow trends,” he adds. “She makes subtle changes to her fringe and the color and length of her hair to keep things fresh, but you don’t see her looking completely different on each red carpet.”