The storied Met Gala red carpet is first and foremost about fashion and star power. But in the decades since it began in 1971, a number of A-list attendees have proven that no standout look is complete without the right beauty. Indeed, the perfect hairstyle or eye makeup has the power to turn a walk down the red carpet into an iconic moment. Case in point: Lady Gaga’s inches-long lashes and hair bows made of actual hair at the gala’s comeback late last year. The drama has gone up a notch in the past decade or so, but that’s not to say that attendees didn’t get unconventional—or simply nail a classic look like a smoky eye or red lip—in the past. If those headed to the 2022 gala this upcoming Monday are in need for inspiration, we’ve got it for them here. From all the way back to when Jackie O’s hair reached new heights in 1981 to Kim Kardashian’s pony tail trailing on the red carpet in more recent years, take a look back at the event’s best beauty moments over the years.