Charli XCX's First-Ever Met Gala Prep: "I Feel Like a Princess"
She’s so fancy…you already know.
Charli XCX loves to have fun with fashion — and where other stars have shied away from camp, she’s always been one to full-on embrace it. So, naturally, the “1999” singer brought her A-game to the 2019 Met Gala in NYC.
It was her first time attending the annual star-studded event, but Charli, 26, looked right at home on the red carpet. And for good reason, given that she was dressed by Jean Paul Gaultier for the big night. She wore a dramatic, neon yellow-green confection from the French designer’s spring 2019 couture collection, which she and stylist Rebecca Grice paired with embellished Jimmy Choo heels in a similarly sunny shade. A pair of stunning Beladora diamond earrings topped off her look, fashion-wise — but the sparkle didn’t stop there.
Even Charli’s manicure was iced out, with a bedazzled accent nail on each hand courtesy of manicurist Eri Ishizu (really, if there’s any time to rock extravagant nail art, this was it). With the rest of her digits neutral and gemstone-free, Charli’s mani may have actually been the most subtle part of her look. Hairstylist Tina Outen and makeup artist Emi Kaneko were responsible for the finishing touches, matching the hot pink tips of her hair to her equally bright eyeshadow. The result? A two-toned highlighter-hued look that was downright striking. And, of course, it was camp.
Charli took us behind the scenes as she got ready for fashion's big night out. Click through for her exclusive photo diary — Champagne included.
“Glam done, courtesy of Tina and Emi!”
“Having a middle finger diamanté moment, dahhhling.”
But First, Content
“Shout out Eri for these amazing nails!!!”
Shoe Game Strong
“Wearing these stunningggg Jimmy Choos with my outfit tonight.”
“Met Gala invite. Put it on my bed so I didn’t forget it!”
"Wearing this STUNNING Jean Paul Gaultier look! From the spring 2019 couture collection. I feel so special. And Green!!!
"And now I’m adding the diamonds…"
Ice, Ice, Baby
“Earrings by Beladora!!! I feel like a princess.”
Toast of the Town
“Pre-carpet glass of Champagne before leaving my hotel. Ok fine, I’ll take the bottle!”
"Kinda freaking out, but so excited to pop my Met Gala virginity. Let’s do this!!”