Last night before the Met Gala, celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger (the secret weapon behind Lupita Nyong’o and our September cover star Constance Wu) posted a photo of herself arriving on the scene schlepping a giant – and we mean giant – duffel bag of goods with such mighty proportions it puts even the most loaded hockey bag to shame.
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There’s no Monday quite like the first one of May 💙 I’m taking over @whowhatwear’s IG story to go behind-the-scenes of all the #MetGala madness!
What could she possibly be carrying in that bag? From seamless underwear to sideless underwear — think the opposite of crotchless underpants — there’s a heck of a lot of preparation that goes into making starlets red-carpet ready. You’re probably already familiar with boob tape thanks to oversharing from both Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen, but stylists also rely on things like bra converters and pasties to keep up a smooth silhouette.
Our fashion editor, Eliza Grossman, has rounded up 18 products that begin to unravel the secret of what Erlanger might be keeping stashed in that mighty duffel.