As one of the year’s most stylish red-carpet events, the Met Gala promises to be the epicenter of all things fashion. With a pared-down guest list and a focus on the outré work of Comme des Garçons’ legendary creator Rei Kawakubo, this year’s gala honors a living designer for the second time only in its history. Kawakubo’s penchant for clothing that defies both gravity and description means that the red carpet is sure to get wild, but during the calm before the storm, attendees took to Instagram to showcase their pre-Met rituals, which included unexpected activities like limbo-ing.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend once again proved their wonderful sense of humor by posing in bed with a caption that read, “Ready”. Clearly not.
Aerin Lauder, heiress to the Estée Lauder empire, showcased a sneak preview of her look for the Met Gala, wearing a fitted black-and-white Michael Kors dress.
Kate Hudson shared a snap of her pre-Met slumber party with pal Stella McCartney.
Clearly, this is one of those “had to be there” moments, because Brie Larson fails to explain how limbo-ing factors in to her pre-Met prep.
Met Gala co-host and genetically blessed former supermodel Gisele shared a cheeky glimpse of her ultra-revealing red-carpet look.
Stars usually share pictures of themselves getting made up for the Met Gala, but Gwyneth Paltrow chose to show a picture of her beauty team instead of her beauty routine.
Kate Bosworth stunned her fans with a seriously gorgeously black-and-white shot of her makeup prep for the Met Gala.
While she was prepping for her big night out, Miranda Kerr shared the secret to her famous glow with her Instagram followers by posting a photo of her KORA Organics ‘Noni Glow Face Oil’.
Reese Witherspoon reminisced about Met Galas past on Instagram with the most hilarious George Clooney photobomb ever.
Rita Ora also took a trip down memory lane to a Met Gala moment from two years ago where she posed with a polished Miley Cyrus.
Although Selena Gomez didn’t post her prep on Instagram, her makeup artist, Hung Vanngo, shared the amazing look he whipped up for her Met Gala night.
Jennifer Lopez eagerly shared a picture of her handsome date, Alexander Rodriguez (or A-Rod to you baseball fans out there), on her way to the gala.
Hispanic soap star Thalia thrilled her fans with a sneak preview of her Met Gala look without giving too much away.