Technically, that is Lori Harvey’s second Met Gala—however she isn’t actually eager about it that means. Final time she attended the occasion, again in 2017, Harvey had simply turned 20 and was invited by Dolce & Gabbana after starring of their #DGMillennials marketing campaign. “I used to be so nervous,” Harvey remembers to W. “I bear in mind standing there, in entrance of the carpet, simply watching everyone stroll by.” Regardless of urging from the ushers working the occasion, Harvey couldn’t get herself to stroll the steps. “Finally, they had been like, ‘Ma’am, it’‘ performed. The carpet is closing.’ I didn’t even understand, and I simply needed to run up the steps.” Due to that snafu, Harvey is contemplating this yr the primary time she’s “actually experiencing” the crimson carpet. “I used to be simply so overwhelmed and taking all the things within the first time. So tonight is absolutely the second.”
Harvey’s confidence this time round is little question bolstered by the truth that she’s attending the occasion on the behest of Michael Kors, whom Harvey considers “one of the vital iconic American designers there may be.” Harvey and Kors first met final summer season, when she starred in a marketing campaign for the model. “It was love at first sight,” Harvey says. So, when the crew referred to as her about about attending the Gala, she didn’t give it a second thought. “It was an absolute sure.”
“Love at first sight” may be the phrase used to explain how Harvey felt when she first noticed her gown for the night. Kors had despatched a handful of sketches her means, however one instantly caught out: a black robe with a halter prime and two swaths of cloth floating behind her. “I instantly was like, ‘That is the one,’” she says. “I had no notes. It did not want any modifications.” Harvey trusted Kors to work his magic. The identical goes for her glam, which she additionally left as much as consultants—her longtime make-up artist and hairstylist, Courtney Kareem and Ray Christopher. “I simply emphasised that I wished glamor, magnificence, and opulence.” Under, comply with Harvey all through her day of pampering as she prepped for her return to the Met Gala.