Brooklyn Decker’s Met Gala Diary
By Lesley Messer
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May 7, 2013 8:32am
On Monday night, actors, singers, models, and designers flocked to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for the annual Met Gala–and because the theme this year was “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” their looks had a decidedly hard edge. But how did they get red-carpet ready? ABC News asked actress Brooklyn Decker to keep a journal of her day to find out.
The “Just Go With It” actress, 26, says she started her day bright and early at 6 a.m. “to go spinning and get the juices flowing. I hope I don’t fall asleep at dinner!”
But first it was time for breakfast: “I’ve been nibbling throughout the day to make sure I fit into my dress and don’t faint,” she writes. (See snack photo below!)
“After breakfast I got a manicure and pedicure in a shiny graphite to bring out the colors in my dress–a Peter Pilotto with beading that resembles their beautiful prints. It’s probably the most ‘me’ dress I’ve ever worn to the Met!”
She met with her glam squad after.
“I hang out with my makeup artist, Patrick Defontbrune,” she writes, “and decide to start putting on eyelashes three hours early.”
But then things stopped going so smoothly.
“4pm, zipper emergency!” she writes. “It just broke. I’m going to have to be sewn into the dress! Getting undressed when I get back to the hotel [the Ace in Manhattan] is going to be a challenge.”
One way to ease her nerves? Pretty, shiny things.
“My stylist, Annie Ladino, brings thousands of dollars of jewelry to choose from. Can I wear ten rings at once? And my hair stylist, Patrick Melville, and I discuss hair options. We decide on a pretty side part with a punk twist.”
It’s almost show time–and, according to Decker, a cocktail.
“I may have a second vodka soda to settle my nerves,” she frets. “Red carpets terrify me!”
After stopping to chat with “Good Morning America” on the carpet, the actress made her way into the dinner party, where she mingled with models Kate Upton (“my boo!”) and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
“My table included great American designers Calvin Klein and Donna Karan,” she writes, adding that she was especially excited when Kanye West took the stage to perform. “I’m not sure if it’s okay for me to sing along to the entire performance so I do it very quietly.”
“What a thrill,” she concludes. “[It was] an honor to be here!”