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Behind-the-Scenes: How Your Favorite Celebs Got Ready for the Met Gala

  • Behind-the-Scenes: How Your Favorite Celebs Got Ready for the Met Gala
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    Photo: @caradelevingne
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    Instagram: @markusrfrancis

    Hairstylist Markus Francis snapped a quick picture of his client Dakota Johnson and designer Jason Wu en route to the red carpet.

  • karolina kurkova
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    Instagram: @karolinakurkova

    Caught in the act, supermodel edition. 

  • lea michele
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    Instagram: @msleamichele

    Michele looks old-school Hollywood glam, even before hair and makeup.

  • nicole richie
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    Instagram: @beau_nelson

    Richie’s makeup artist Beau Nelson calls her iridescent eye makeup “sea nymph-inspired.”

  • cara delevingne
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    Instagram: @caradelevingne

    Delevingne snaps the ultimate “getting ready” selfie—complete with three-person glam squad.

  • giovanna battaglia
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    Instagram: @thecut

    Giovanna Battaglia’s floral braid can best be described as a “hair garden.”

  • ming xi
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    Instagram: @rebekahforecast

    Supermodel Ming Xi gets one last touchup from hairstylist Rebekah Forecast before heading out the door.

  • solange
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    Instagram: @benjaminpuckey

    Solange snaps a quick picture with her makeup artist. Also—how great does her layered, messy short ‘do look?

  • kristen stewart
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    Instagram: @jilliandempsey

    A close-up of Kristen Stewart’s smoldering MET Gala look, thanks to her longtime makeup artist, Jillian Dempsey.

  • kate upton
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    Instagram: @pattidubroff

    Champagne and jewels are all Kate Upton needs to feel Met ball-ready.

  • kirsten dunst
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    Instagram: @cervandohair

    We love Kirsten Dunst’s sleek, rolled coif, courtesy of hair stylist Cervando Maldonado.

  • jourdan dunn
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    Instagram: @officialjdunn

    Jourdan Dunn and Toni Garrn snap a quick picture in the limo before hitting the red carpet. 

  • taylor swift karlie kloss
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    Instagram: @taylorswift

    Getting ready with a friend is always more fun—especially when your friend is Karlie Kloss.

  • jessica pare
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    Instagram: @storyofmailife

    Makeup artist Mai Quynh tests out lip colors to use on Jessica Paré.

  • shailene woodley
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    Instagram: @keithcarpenterhair

    Hairstylist Keith Carpenter used all-organic brands John Masters Organics, Neuma, and Nevo to give Shailene Woodley her tousled pixie.

  • alexa chung
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    Instagram: @tamahk

    Alexa Chung doesn’t need bold makeup to stun—we’re mesmerized by this simple beauty look created by makeup artist Tamah Krinsky.

  • karlie kloss
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    Instagram: @karliekloss

    Ms. Kloss gets ready for her close-up.

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    Instagram: @lilyaldridge

    Makeup artist Quinn Murphy works his magic on model Lily Aldridge.

If you’re like us, you spent the better half of last night poring over all of the gorgeous, gravity-defying looks from this year’s Met Gala. As usual, the hair was big, the shadows were bright, and the lips were lacquered (looking at you, Ms. Swift)— no surprise, since fashion’s most daring night always lends itself to bold beauty as well.  

If you’ve ever wondered what happens before your favorite celebs gracefully arrive on the red carpet, look no further—we’ve gathered the best behind-the-scenes beauty Instagrams to give you a glimpse. Warning: may cause extreme FOMO.


Click through the slideshow above for the best behind-the-scenes beauty Instagrams from this year’s Met Gala!

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