In case you missed it because you truly might be living under a rock, The Met Museum’s annual Met Gala fundraising event, held in support of The Costume Institute in New York City, kicked off last night with a major bang. Amongst the many A-list celebrities, all who paid homage to the late and great Karl Lagerfeld (of whom the museum’s latest show-stopping exhibition is based on this year), you would have found actress and singer Ashley Park.

Known for her role as Mindy on the Netflix series ‘Emily in Paris’ and recently as Naomi in the Netflix series ‘BEEF’, Park joined forces with Michael Kors to attend the hotly anticipated gala and don a custom Michael Kors Collection look (complete with Karl-esque fingerless gloves), shining brightly alongside fellow Kors babes such as Kerry Washington, Lea Michele, Vanessa Hudgens, and more, as V tagged along with the star as she got ready for the event and gave us the ultimate peek into her getting ready process.

Discover the full getting-ready diary, below!

“Hydration station (caffeine nation)!!. So happy to be a loving canvas for Carolina Gonzalez and Sunnie Brooks’ artistry for my second Met Gala!”

“Naomi Yasuda absolutely nailed it… the coolest manicure I’ve ever had inspired by Michael Kors’ Biker Chick Chic vibes…”

“Honored to wear this custom Michael Kors ‘Line of Beauty’ to celebrate the great Karl Lagerfeld. Storytelling through fashion moments is my favorite part of the process, and I feel so lucky to work with my stylist, Erin Walsh, who cohesively brought together Michael’s special vision.”

“Rebel with Romance…”

“One million sequins on this hand-crafted couture piece… I love wearing designs with an illusion element. Truly one of the most comfortable gowns I’ve ever worn as well!”

“Closeup on the sequins, and the incredible Michael Kors custom biker gloves and chained belt that juxtaposed the elegance of the silhouetted gown with a perfect edge.”

“Carolina Gonzalez *chefs kiss*… nobody else makes smoky and glowy makeup magic like her. Sunnie Brooks’s delivered on Michael’s Cindy Crawford a la Lagerfeld Chic hair with a twist of Jessica Rabbit.”

“Pearls and angel wing jewels to honor iconic Karl Lagerfeld.”

“The essentials… MK style!!”

“FaceTime check-ins because AHHHHH WE’RE GOING TO THE MET BALLLLLL ?”

“Final touches rawrrrrr”

“Let the games begin!”

“Couldn’t ask for a more epic group of sweet and stunning people to brave the halls (and dance floor) of the Met with. So grateful to Michael for bringing such a fun and fierce group together!!”

“Dream team 🙂 so grateful to Nikki, Annie, Carolina, and Sunnie for keeping me centered and ready for the night’s festivities!” 

Photography Sarah Krick

Fashion Erin Walsh

Makeup Carolina Gonzalez

Hair Sunnie Brook 

Manicure Naomi Yasuda

Styling Assistance Annie Easton

Dress Custom Michael Kors // Earrings (Cuff) Jacob & Co, (Dangle) Butani // Necklaces (Pearl) Mikimoto, (Chain) Joseph Saidian & Sons // Bracelet Joseph Saidian & Sons // Rings David Webb, (Spike) Rachel Katz Jewelry, All others Mikimoto // Belt David Webb 

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