Crafting a neo-Elizabethan Look with Karen Elson for The Met Ball

Getting this queen ready for the Met Ball on a balmy May evening was pure delight. Maintaining composure, as a queen must, the crush of press, fellow guests and celebrity seekers inside and around the Mark Hotel was as palpable as the humidity itself. In addition to a calm and cool demeanor, we enlisted the help of an arsenal of some of my favorite beauty products...@katburki @dolcegabbana @rmsbeauty @NARS @NuxeFrance  @Diptyque

Karen Elson Got Ready for the Met Gala With Tea and Spaghetti

by Kathleen Hou for

...British Vogue once christened Elson "Fashion's Red Queen," but for the ball, she is wearing a bejeweled, spiky Dolce crown that is more Game of Thronesthan Kate Middleton. Wary of a "too Elizabethan" beauty look to accompany the gown, Elson and makeup artist Angie Parker work together to create a modern and regal, sculpted red-carpet look...