Met Gala 2019: how the stars are preparing for fashion's big night

From steam facials to top-secret fittings: Rita Ora, Lady Gaga and Gigi Hadid are getting Met Gala-ready

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Lily Aldridge arrive for the 2018 Met Gala on May 7, 2018, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. AFP 
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Lily Aldridge arrive for the 2018 Met Gala on May 7, 2018, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. AFP 

The Met Gala is undoubtedly the biggest night in the fashion world's calendar. Stars from the fashion, entertainment, sport and philanthropy worlds will be getting ready, as we type, to dazzle as they enter the 2019 event.

This year the theme is Camp: Notes on Fashion, so expect big dresses, bright colours and a lot of attitude on the red carpet. Plus, with a guest list that includes Serena Williams, Bradley Cooper, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, Harry Styles, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, it is set to be a big night.

This is how some of the stars attending have been preparing for the First Monday in May...

Lady Gaga

One of the 2019 co-hosts, Lady Gaga has posted two pre-Met Gala snaps. One on her way to New York City and one in the Big Apple. Outfit hints are yet to come, however...

Eva Chen

Head of Fashion at Instagram, Eva Chen has played her Met Gala preparations out loud and proud on her 'gram. As well as SLT workouts and pre-parties, she has also been practising her Glossier make-up looks.

Gigi Hadid

Is this an outfit tease? Gigi Hadid captioned this photo not-so-cryptically with "Almost Monday", tagging only mixed-media artist Alana O’Herlihy in the photo.

Winnie Harlow

Model Winnie Harlow has been treating herself to some pampering, with a Soma facial ahead of fashion's biggest night.

Model Winnie Harlow having a pre-Met Gala facial. Instagram / Winnie Harlow
Model Winnie Harlow having a pre-Met Gala facial. Instagram / Winnie Harlow

Poppy Delevingne

Cara Delevingne's older sister has announced she's on her way, with a Met Gala 2016 throwback.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Keeping her cards close to her chest, RHW revealed only that she was in a Met Gala fitting on Instagram, with a photo of flowers, giving nothing away about her dress in her Stories.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley teased fans with this snap from inside her fitting ahead of the Met Gala. Instagram / Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley teased fans with this snap from inside her fitting ahead of the Met Gala. Instagram / Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rita Ora

Ahead of the ball, it's been steamy facials all the way for the RIP singer.

Rita Ora has been getting her skin Met Gala ready. Instagram / Rita Ora 
Rita Ora has been getting her skin Met Gala ready. Instagram / Rita Ora 

Lily Aldridge

As well as throwbacks, model Lily Aldridge has also shared photos of her getting a hair cut and colour with Harry Josh, and "getting her glow on" in what looks like a UV bed.

Lily Aldridge has hit the salon ahead of the Met Gala. Instagram / Lily Aldridge 
Lily Aldridge has hit the salon ahead of the Met Gala. Instagram / Lily Aldridge 

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Updated: May 5, 2019 04:28 PM

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