The Met Gala is a night to be amazed and delighted by the fashion and beauty looks celebrities bring to the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but we’re not the least bit surprised that model and activist Quannah Chasinghorse has brought one of the most inspired and inspirational ensembles to one of the biggest fashion nights of the year.
Chasinghorse’s look is a stunning nod to traditional indigenous adornments – she belongs to the Hän Gwich’in and Oglala Lakota tribes – with contemporary touches. One of the standout aspects: her gorgeous hair.
Amika’s Global Artistic Director Naeemah LaFond created the long, partially braided look. “Quannah wanted her hair to be modern that reflected her personal style and culture, so her look features an elegant style with intricate braids,” LaFond said in a statement. “I chose a figure eight braid because I knew it would make a statement while still letting the dress and jewelry take center stage.”
LaFond parted Chasinghorse’s hair slightly off-center and added a few drops of Amika Glass Action Universal Elixir to the hair. She then created the figure eight braid at the side of her head and added a little cornrow just below. After using extensions for volume, she spritzed the hair with Headstrong Intense Hold Hairspray, followed by Shield Anti-Humidity Spray. The Wizard Detangling Primer made the rest of her hair extra smooth, and LaFond completed the style with the Wizard Detangling Primer for added shine. Two feathers are worked into the braid.
The above incredible jewelry was designed by beadwork artist and indigenous activist Lenise Omeasoo for Quannah Chasinghorse Curls A-lister’s turquoise tulle dress is from Prabal Gurung. The color is reflected in Chasinghorse’s makeup – specifically her eye shadow.
No one else at the Met Gala brought what Chasinghorse brought to the celebrations, which made it all the more beautiful.
This story originally appeared on Curls.
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