When you’re Katy Perry, you don’t do anything halfway. The pop powerhouse likes to make a statement, and when it came time to head to the Met Gala, she did it big. As the performer, cochair, and May’s Vogue cover star, Perry was destined to make an impact, but in an oversize John Galliano–designed Maison Margiela couture gown and transparent headdress, she did a whole lot more than that. While launching memes, stopping traffic, and causing a scene on the red carpet, she epitomized the daring Comme des Garçons theme. But how exactly did the ultimate California girl transform into an avant-garde fashion siren in under 24 hours? This behind-the-scenes video gives a glimpse at everything it took to go from private jet to after-party.
With her dog, Nugget, along for the ride, Perry gleefully undertook a series of preshow adventures, and there wasn’t a dull moment. Between getting her glitter on with Pat McGrath, putting the final touches on her look with stylists Alexis Roche and Jamie Mizrahi, and stopping to get snapped by Mario Testino, Perry’s night was jam-packed. By the time she stepped onstage with Migos—and impromptu backup dancer Jaden Smith—she’d already enjoyed an eventful evening, but things were just getting started. Tag along with Perry as she experiences everything the ball had to offer.