It was a little sultry compared to what we normally do, a different side of Dianna," says makeup artist Georgie Eisdell, who created Agron's smoky eyes that emanated glamour -- a departure from her usual girl-next-door look -- for this year's Schiaparelli and Prada Costume Institute Gala at New York's Metropolitan Museum. "Her gown was so flowy, gorgeous and plunging that I wanted to sex it up a bit. But she has a pretty good canvas to start with, so it's not that hard," says Eisdell. Jokes Glee's Agron, 26, who counts the look as her favorite red-carpet moment: "I paid her to say that." Gleeks everywhere agreed, posting photos and adulations on Twitter as soon as she hit the Met steps. Eisdell, who also works with Carey Mulligan and Elisabeth Moss, used such Chanel products as a rust-hued shadow "Ebloui" on the lid and under the eye and a dark charcoal shadow "Mirifique" as liner, finishing with black Inimitable mascara for mega-watt lashes. To complement the style, hairstylist Creighton Bowman did a "modern take on '40s waves" by pulling hair up on one side. He notes, "It was disheveled elegance with a touch of cool."
“I learned a lot of tips from Georgie: angle up, no sad eyes,” says Agron. “I’ll stay up extra late, not on purpose, but because I know she can work absolute wonders.”
Photographed Nov. 8 by Mary Rozzi at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.