This Is How the Stars Got Ready for the Met Gala

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Selena Gomez Met Gala 2018
Selena Gomez getting ready behind-the-scenes | Photo: Courtesy of @KateYoung

From being literally sewn into their gowns on the way to the red carpet to crash dieting and full body hair removal (yeesh!) – there are tall tales in Hollywood of what it takes to get prepared for the Met Gala extravaganza. This year, the theme was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”, which yielded the opportunity for some pretty intense looks that needed a lot of preparation.

With Instagram as our lens into all of the behind-the-scenes action, we were granted an intimate preview of how the stars got ready for the “party of the year”. Some stars chose to calm their nerves by cuddling with their beloved pets, others reached out to friends for moral support, and still others spent most of their time prepping with trusted beauty entourages.

Below, you can see all of the the action before the celebrities arrived on the red carpet for their Met Gala 2018 photo ops.

Loved getting ready the heavenly, mesmerising #amalclooney for the #MetGala tonight!!! Love you!!! #metheavenlybodies The magic makeup look is _👁 : Eyes to mesmerise in Marie Antoinette, prime and pop shade from the exagger-eyes palette, the Audrey eye powder pencil and legendary lashes volume 2 _💄 : Kiss n’ Tell lip liner & Walk of fame Hollywood lips mixed with Screen siren & Collagen lip bath on top for a dewy plumped lip. _🌟 : Light wonder foundation in 6 shade & 7, Hollywood flawless filter, Hollywood beauty light wand & Filmstar bronze & glow _Amal is wearing @richardquinn1 & hair by @rodortega4hair _ _ _ _ #MetBall #metball2018 #nyc #newyork #CharlotteTilbury #Makeup #Beauty #LOVE #MakeupGuru #Lipsticks #Lips #LipstickHeaven #MakeupAddict #BeautyCollection #MakeupCollection

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Met prep

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6:38pm getting sewn into my gown 🖤 #MetGala

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Ready or not ♥️ @bridgetbragerhair ♥️ PHILIP TREACY !!!!!!!

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MET morning, getting nose hairs zapped! @mziashiman

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💥The first Monday in May💥 || @hm #HM #MetGala

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Started at 14, now I’m here. #MetBall

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Sneak peek!

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Loving on my Baby Sleeper before I hit the #metgala carpet! #sheready

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Ready to go! Thank you @versace for working so hard to make me an eco dress. The fabric and lining used are both 100% organic silk ecologically dyed, the threads are 100% organic cotton and everything is certificated as GOTS: Global Organic Textile Standard. Thank you to my super team @hungvanngo @davidvoncannon @georgecortina and @deborahlippman for getting me ready for tonight!✨ 🙏✨ Pronta! Obrigada @versace por trabalhar tão duro para fazer meu vestido totalmente sustentável. O tecido e forro de seda são 100% orgânicos e ecologicamente tingidos, as linhas são de algodão 100% orgânico e tudo é certificado pela organização GOTS. Obrigada @hungvanngo @davidvoncannon @georgecortina e @deborahlippman por me prepararem para esta noite!

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@versace #metgala

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📷: @antbluejr

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Getting ready for the ball 💫@michaelkors #metgala2018 @cartier

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