Exclusive: See How Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Got Red Carpet-Ready for the 2016 Met Gala

We can't imagine a more opportune time to be a fly on the wall of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's boudoir than the hours leading up to the Met Gala, AKA the most glamorous night of the year. So naturally we couldn't pass up the chance to get a behind-the-scenes look with her and hairstylist Christian Wood for Moroccanoil as the supermodel got red-carpet ready.

Here, an exclusive peak inside the VIP suite at Ralph Lauren's New York flagship—where they were in their Old English element amidst chinoiserie wallpaper and crystal chandeliers, while keeping things fun by blasting Rosie's anthem "Work" by Rihanna, as well as tracks from Drake's new album Views. (Well played, you two.)

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The Vision

"Her Ralph Lauren gown is very Old Hollywood with a modern twist, so I thought the hair should be clean, simple, and classic," Wood told us. "We decided on a shiny, side-parted 'do with a knot in the back so her beauty and the gown could speak for themselves."

The Styling

Wood started off by using the Moroccanoil Treatment Light on Huntington-Whiteley's wet hair, pulling it all the way through from roots to tips. After blowing it out with a round brush, he deep side parted the hair with a tail comb and then misted it with Moroccanoil Luminous Spray to make the hair more malleable.


To put it up, he brushed and scooped the hair into his hands, away from the face, then secured it with two bungee ties for extra security. From there, he used the Moroccanoil Molding Cream to smooth over wispiness and fly aways, then twisted the loose ponytail up into a chignon, tucking the ends in and using a few pins to keep it in place.

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The Final Look

Et voilà! A sleek chignon that's both classic and fitting for the Met Gala's "Manus x Machina" theme.

The Red Carpet

Rosie, in her white Ralph Lauren Collection gown, on the Met Gala red carpet.

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