The Best Celebrity Instagrams from the Met Gala 2017

From masking selfies to hair and makeup transformations.

It takes a small village to prepare someone for the fashion extravaganza that is the Met Gala, which is why it's almost (almost) as entertaining to see celebrities getting dolled up before the event, pre-gaming with their friends, and waiting in the limo before they hit the red carpet. Below, see the best celebrity Instagrams from before the red carpet and at the event itself.

2. Selena Gomez

3. Halle Berry

4. Blake Lively

5. Gwyneth Paltrow

6. Miranda Kerr

7. Fei Fei Sun

8. Kate Hudson

9. Eva Chen

10. Gisele

11. Taylor Hill

12. Lena Dunham

13. Doutzen Kroes

14. Joan Smalls

15. Yolanda Hadid

16. Karen Elson

17. Lara Stone

18. Kristin Cavallari

19. Kerry Washington

20. Mindy Kaling

21. Solange

22. Karlie Kloss

23. Adriana Lima

24. Elizabeth Banks

25. Madonna

26. Liu Wen

27. Evan Rachel Wood

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Lori Keong