ESC: Winnie Harlow, Met Gala Diary

Gabriel Perez Silva

The stars have come. The carpet has wrapped. All that remains of the 2018 Met Gala is fun. 

For first-time Met Gala-goers, it can be a whirlwind. Luckily, Canadian model Winnie Harlow has captured every step of the journey exclusively for E! News. She shared everything from the pre-ball fitting with Tommy Hilfiger, to her glam session, to the star-studded carpet. Her favorite part? The fashion, of course. 

"I think the most exciting part of the Met Gala are the looks. The Met is the place where you can really dress so extravagantly and have as much fun as you want with fashion," the model told E! News. "Incorporating Anna [Wintour]'s theme into the look while adding my own touch was a fun challenge, and it's interesting to see how everyone incorporates the theme into their look every year."

Here's what the prestigious Met Gala looked like, through the lens of the former America's Next Top Model contestant. 

ESC: Winnie Harlow, Met Gala Diary

Gabriel Perez Silva

"Tommy Hilfiger and his team always do such amazing work."

ESC: Winnie Harlow, Met Gala Diary

Gabriel Perez Silva

"I couldn't see my dress until the very last minute because the atelier was designing it, and given the theme of this year's gala, I was really curious about it, but it turned out just stunning, like a work of art." 

ESC: Winnie Harlow, Met Gala Diary

Gabriel Perez Silva

"It was dramatic with the train and so true to the theme of this year's Gala."

ESC: Winnie Harlow, Met Gala Diary

Gabriel Perez Silva

"I absolutely loved it."

ESC: Winnie Harlow, Met Gala Diary

Gabriel Perez Silva

On Met Gala Monday, the model was ready to get glam. "I like to text with my family while I get ready so I feel closer to them, and also take a minute to breathe and meditate before glam starts. It gets very busy, as glamorous as it may seem. So many people are around you, all making you look good, but sometimes it's a lot to handle!"

ESC: Winnie Harlow, Met Gala Diary

Gabriel Perez Silva

The power of a good makeup look!

ESC: Winnie Harlow, Met Gala Diary

Gabriel Perez Silva

Winnie was adorned with Bvlgari high jewelry, including a gold and diamond bracelet, white gold and diamond ring, two platinum and diamond rings, a ring with tanzanite and diamonds, a white gold and diamond bracelet, two griffe rings in platinum and a white gold necklace with diamonds. Whew! 

ESC: Winnie Harlow, Met Gala Diary

Gabriel Perez Silva

"I added a headdress made of an assortment of feathers, silk orchids and lace, handmade by Odd Commodities—Brittny Wood."

ESC: Winnie Harlow, Met Gala Diary

Gabriel Perez Silva

Stunning, isn't it?

ESC: Winnie Harlow, Met Gala Diary

Gabriel Perez Silva

Final zhushes. 

ESC: Winnie Harlow, Met Gala Diary

Gabriel Perez Silva

And out the door. 

ESC: Winnie Harlow, Met Gala Diary

Gabriel Perez Silva

The model is ready to go! What's in her bag? "My Google phone, some lip gloss and an emergency sewing kit," she shared. "No one is immune to a wardrobe malfunction."

ESC: Winnie Harlow, Met Gala Diary

Gabriel Perez Silva

Winnie with Jaden Smith at the Met Gala. 

Our takeaway: We need a headpiece like that in our lives. 

Watch E! Live From the Red Carpet: The 2018 Met Gala special Tuesday, May 8 starting at 8.30am AEST.

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