How Selena Gomez Got Ready For The Met Gala
Wherever Selena Gomez goes people pay attention to whatever she wears and this feeling is only heightened when it’s an event like the Met Gala. To make her red-carpet debut with beau The Weeknd, Selena opted for a custom Coach dress and accessories, with beauty courtesy of Marc Jacobs.
Marking her fourth time at the annual affair, this look was the most romantic yet for the 24-year-old and took inspiration from Thirties slip dresses. Created with Coach’s creative director, Stuart Vevers, the gown was as much true to Selena’s signature feminine style as it was to the vision of the classic American house.
“The starting point for this dress was Selena,” Stuart shared. “We were inspired by the nostalgic glamour of the Thirties but wanted it to feel very ‘today’ and evoke a cool feminine ease that felt modern and personalised.” Goal achieved, right?
Speaking of her collaborative endeavour with the “incredibly talented” designer, Selena said: “I was honoured to wear the beautiful dress he created. I spent the last couple of months working closely with Stuart and Coach and I was happy to finally share what we’ve been up to with everyone.”
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On beauty duties was Selena’s long-standing make-up artist Hung Vanngo. Talking to Miss Vogue from New York, he explained how the gown and the glam came together: “Doing the look for events like this are always a collaboration between Selena, the stylist, manicurist, hairstylist, and me. It’s a team effort.”
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With two hours to master and perfect the look before Selena headed to the ball, Hung explained the dress had a huge impact on her Marc Jacobs Beauty look. “I was going to go very tonal like the main colour of the dress at first, but then we noticed there are some bright pink sequins. I wanted to use that color as well for a bright colour statement, but it still fits within the tonal look. The focus really became the pink eyeshadow, which was actually done with a Matte Highliner Gel Pencil in the color Popular”.
Selena’s look was on the more directional side for the singer, but Hung explained that there is a way to make it work for you should you not want to go so bold: “Keep the shape of the liner smaller, and a little less intense. It could be kept right at the lash line for that bright statement, but in a more wearable way. Doing make-up for red carpet, you have to be a lot more careful about getting everything just right, and you have to be a little heavier with colors, or they’ll disappear in photos. The bright flash of those photos is not very forgiving, so you can’t get away with what you might do everyday.”
What was Hung’s – who boasts over half a million Instagram followers and also did Emily Ratajakowski and Gisele’s make-up last night – favourite part of the experience? “Selena was so excited, and she loved the pink eyeliner. Everyone was having so much fun yesterday.”
Go inside her getting-ready preparations here: