close
close

How Keeley Hawes prepared for the 2024 Met Gala

met gala 2024 keeley hawes
Jessica Yeya Chavez

“We’re going as guests of Marc Jacobs and my stylist, Maya Zepinic, has put together a selection of things. The Marc Jacobs dress we chose is so beautiful. It’s taffeta and was created in collaboration with a artist named Brandy Kraft, who is American but lives in Sweden. She works in oil and glass and uses floral themes, so it’s very modern and it has these beautiful flowers on it.

met gala 2024 keeley hawes
Jessica Yeya Chavez

“I almost always work with makeup artist Justine Jenkins, and we created a look to match the dress. I was so excited about the looks she came up with, which included a shimmering lilac eye based on the florals at JG Ballard The garden of time, which flicker before going out. It’s very spring-like. Ben Cooke also does a wonderful job with my hair.”

met gala 2024 keeley hawes
Jessica Yeya Chavez

“I’m wearing Jimmy Choo platforms, which are so comfortable. I’m very tall, and these are big even for me. For the first time, I’m going to be taller than my husband.”

Advertisement – ​​Continue reading below

met gala 2024 keeley hawes
Jessica Yeya Chavez

“And my jewelry, so pretty and so delicate, comes from L’Atelier Nawbar.”

met gala 2024 keeley hawes
Jessica Yeya Chavez

“We’re in New York just for the Met Gala, so we’re staying in a hotel. I’ll take a steam bath and relax at the spa, then I’ll start getting ready around lunchtime. It’s a process pretty long, then we’ll leave around six o’clock. The whole day becomes quite an event, so we’ll ask people to come and have a glass of champagne. It’s a bit like getting ready for your wedding day.

met gala 2024 keeley hawes
Jessica Yeya Chavez

“While we’re getting ready, I ask my husband to put some music on his Spotify. We play music in the hotel room, something from the 80s or 90s, which is always fun to listen to when we’re gets ready. It’s good to choose something that will make everyone happy.

Advertisement – ​​Continue reading below

met gala 2024 keeley hawes
Jessica Yeya Chavez

“It takes me six hours to get ready, and my husband about 20 minutes. He’ll go to the gym, he’ll go out for a walk, he’ll be really busy and then we’ll end up with about a half hour to go.

met gala 2024 keeley hawes
Jessica Yeya Chavez

“It’s always exciting to go to these things and then tell your kids who you saw. Someone like Dua Lipa would really impress them; you get a lot of points when you meet someone they’re crazy about. The ensemble show The evening will be very enjoyable overall Josh O’Connor is going, and I haven’t seen him in a while, so it will be nice to see each other again, but I’m also hoping to be surprised.

Portrait of Adam Rathe

Adam Rathe is Town and countryDeputy Features Director of , covering arts and culture as well as a range of other topics.

Advertisement – ​​Continue reading below

Advertisement – ​​Continue reading below

Advertisement – ​​Continue reading below