Celebrities get ready for the Met Ball on Instagram

If you got dressed up for the year’s biggest fashion event, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute gala,  and didn’t Instagram the pics, did it really happen? Luckily, these stars all took many, many, many pics, which are here for your enjoyment.

To see Metro’s picks for the evening’s worst dressed, click here.

Cara Delevingne

“Good morning @voguemagazine #metball”

Good morning @voguemagazine #metball

What a nice surprise @stellamccartney 🎈🎈🎈🎈 #metball

http://instagram.com/p/nohR74KuRe/

#regram @stellamccartney #metballfirstlook #missfenty

#regram @stellamccartney #metball

With Stella McCartney, Kate Bosworth, Reese Witherspoon

#metball @reesewitherspoon @stellamccartney #katebosworth

Kristen Stewart with her hair stylist

Last minute touchups with my beautiful friend #kristenstewart for the #metgala tonight.  Get ready an awesome braid with deep 40's wave.  #metball #KMS #hairbyadir #redhair #chanel @chanelofficial

Lea Michele

“Getting Ready”

Glam! @byjakebailey @christianmarc @ginae1026 #metball2014

“Getting Ready”

Glam life #metball2014

“On the way to Met Ball”

Here we come! Wearing the amazing @altuzarrastudio #metball2014

“First look”

#metball2014

Alexa Chung

OMG met ball count down @bianconibianca @tamahk @themakeupmates @eyeko @lisa_logan

Rashida Jones

Behind the Scenes

It's a full Magnet #DreamTeam in the house with #RashidaJones for #MetBall today! #Stylist (& #regram credit!) @mrbradgoreski, #Makeup by @kathyjeung & #Hair by @robsalty #MetGala #NYMoment #BTS @mrcashlawless

On the way

On the way to the Met Ball with two very elegant ladies. #firstlook #charlesjames @toryburch @marinarust

Olivia and Colin Firth

Ready to go! #metgala @HouseofHerrera and @tomford @ecoage

Hailee Steinfeld

Getting ready.... #MET2014

Lena Dunham

“Nails”

Xxxcellent time 2 rob me

“Met Ball Essentials”

Met ball essentials- "healthy" candy, gum disguised as Xanax

Lily Aldridge

http://instagram.com/p/Xv31o/

“Final Touches”

http://instagram.com/p/noa0qXP3yE/

Suki Waterhouse

“In the car”

“Leaving hotel”

http://instagram.com/p/noabJ4AsmA/

Andy Cohen + SJP

With my #MetGala date. I am a lucky man!

Selena Gomez

with Jessica Alba, DVF and Jessica Joffe

@DVF @jessicalba @jessicajoffe We are ready ☺️

Zooey Deschanel with Tennessee Thomas

http://instagram.com/p/nofK4rjmE/

Karlie Kloss

With Taylor Swift

Pre #MetGala glam party with @taylorswift

“Glam”

Last minute touches #MetGala #firstlook

Kendall Jenner

“First Look”

#FirstLook #MetGala #MetBall @topshop @tabithasimmons @chopard @voguemagazine

nope. can't sit. 💃

Reese Witherspoon

http://instagram.com/p/nojg3ihVL/

❤️my date

Kate Upton

Getting ready for the met is so stressful #justkidding @stefanogabbana #dolceandgabbana

Hugh Jackman and wife

Headed out for an awesome night with my beautiful wife @Deborra_lee  #TasteofSpring  #METBALL

Alicia Quarles
with Rita Ora

Getting glam before the #metgala w/ @ritaora who will be wearing @donnakarandkny Atelier. After a day of running around, it was nice to enter a space with such a relaxing vibe.

With Zoe Saldana on the red carpet

. @michaelkors looks on as #ZoeSaldana works it in his creation.

Of Dita Von Teese and Zac Posen

http://instagram.com/p/nohfImbB7/

Of David and Victoria Beckham

No one gives face like @VictoriaBeckham

Bee Shaffer

http://instagram.com/p/noZBoWCIqK/ 

Andre Leon Talley with Sarah Jessica Parker and Andy Cohen

ALT with Victoria and David Beckham

Hanging out with the Beckhams

Jessica Alba

With Diane von Furstenberg, Selena Gomez

The #Queen of #fashion @dvf #metball2014 #metgala #metball @selenagomez @jessicajoffe #davidorussell

With Diane von Furstenberg

Just ❤️❤️❤️ @dvf #metball2014 #metgala

In her car with husband Cash Warren

W my #bebé  @cash_warren #selfie #metball2014 #metgala @dvf @voguemagazine #vogue

Brooklyn Decker – #NotAtTheMetBall

#notmetball #friendswithbetterselfies

Amber Valetta

On my way to the best #MetBall yet! @metmuseum @voguemagazine looking forward to it! Thank you #hedislimane #letthepartybegin

Jason Wu and Dakota Johnson

With my gorgeous date #DakotaJohnson ❤️❤️❤️

Emmy Rossum

Finishing touches on a #charlesjames inspired hair shape from @ryantrygstadhair #HerreraLive @houseofherrera

Here's a preview of my Costume Institute dress.... it was just a sketch 2 weeks ago... and now it's real!!! Thank you, @houseofherrera #HerreraLive

pre-met play date with @katiejanehughes!  #HerreraLive @houseofherrera @butterLONDON @charlotte_olympia

Joan Smalls

Toes Done. #MetGala

Gisele Bundchen

http://instagram.com/p/nohCblHtN-/

Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss

Hair/make up/Motown dance party @karliekloss

Sarah Jessica Parker

“Sneak peek inside”

Made entirely of flowers. Stupendous entrance for tonight's Met Ball.

“Red Carpet being assembled”

"Step by step putting it together..."

Zac Posen

“Photo of Dita Von Teese”

@ditavonteese In #zacposen #metgala @voguemagazine #glamour #iconic #TheDitaDress #charlesjames @metmuseum

“Photo of Dita Von Teese at the Met Ball”

@ditavonteese in #zacposen with #charlesjames #metgala

Dita Von Teese

http://instagram.com/p/nodjtwrg0/

Jourdan Dunn

“Ready to go”

Ready!! #metball @topshop

“In the car with Toni Garrn”

✌️#metball @toni_garrn @topshop

“Photo with Chanel Iman”

Look back at it! @chaneliman #metball

Toni Garrn

“#FirstLook”

Getting my Charles James on #metball #firstlook @voguemagazine @braydon_nelson @wendyrowe

In the car with Jourdan Dunn

Why don't they make cars with beds for the #metball?! @officialjdunn #fightingwrinkles #layingflat @topshop

Selfie in the car

Thank for taking such good care of me tonight!! @wendyrowe @braydon_nelson @topshop #metball #traffic

Photo of Jourdan Dunn and Chanel Iman

http://instagram.com/p/nomVvjT1X/

Vera Wang and Joan Smalls First Look

First Look: Vera & @joansmalls Red Carpet Ready for the #MetGala #VWMetBall

Rita Ora

“Hotel Room / Prep”

Met prep with Everyone waiting for me!!! SORRY!! It takes a Village!!!! #metgala2014 #herewego



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