Exclusive: Getting Ready with Karlie Kloss For The Met Gala

“Getting ready for the Met Ball is chaos,” celebrity makeup artist Brigitte Reiss-Andersen told us just moments after she sent Karlie Kloss down the red carpet. “It’s the Oscars of the fashion world! It’s stressful, but it’s also really fun. All the artists are trying to do their absolute best work because the stakes are high.”

So what’s it really like getting ready in the midst of Met Gala chaos? Even after countless runway shows and events, Kloss was still a little bit nervous before the big event, Reiss-Andersen told us. “The energy is totally different from any other events. There’s a lot of anticipation.”

Lucky, we were able to get an exclusive look into the process from Reiss-Andersen. From sharing a hotel room with Taylor Swift, to the beauty product Kloss was hesitant to try, get ready for a peek into the madness.

Click through our slideshow to see what it’s really like getting ready for the Met Gala.