Blake Lively surprised everyone last week when she explained that unlike most celebrities, she dresses herself, with award shows and red carpet events being no exception.
With the annual Met Gala fast approaching, taking place this year on 7th May, people were quick to speculate how the 30-year-old would be dressing herself – especially considering the strict dress code.
Luckily for well, everyone, Blake had all the answers, describing this year’s look as her ‘favourite dress ever’ in a recent interview with Vogue.
The Gossip Girl actress is set to wear a customised gown by a currently unnamed designer, teaming it with Lorraine Schwartz accessories and Christian Louboutin shoes – both of which are also being created specially for the occasion.
‘They’ve already worked on it for 600 hours, and it’s not done,’ she told Vogue, going on to explain the process to Women’s Wear Daily.
‘They’re making something custom for it,’ she announced. ‘So it’s kind of nice, because I have a bunch of artists around me who I have direct relationships with. It’s sort of a group effort with that. I rely on people who do that for a living rather than outsourcing it to someone else.’
But how does she do it all without a stylist?
‘Once you have the clothes, you just pick out what to wear like any other human being does,’ Blake explained. ‘But it’s easier because you have access to clothes and so it’s not that hard.’
She continued: ‘The hard part is going through all the fashion shows and screenshotting all the looks you like and calling them in. I have an assistant who helps in calling in the looks. But a lot of it is I have relationships with the designers.’
We can’t wait for the Met gala already.