Style and beauty preps have been well underway for VIP guests of the Met Gala, which has appropriately been dubbed, ‘Fashion’s Biggest Night’ over the years.
With celebrities and high-profile people from all over the world looking to make a spectacular style statement of their own, actress Gabrielle Union is giving her 20.1 million Instagram fans and followers a glimpse at all of her 11th hour action, ahead of the event.
And while she had the help of a glam team to sort out Monday’s outfit and overall look, the She’s All That star still needed to hit the bustling streets of Manhattan’s Upper East Side to take care of a few personal errands.
Gala preps: Gabrielle Union, 49 stepped out of her hotel in Manhattan’s Upper East Side to take care of personal errands, one day before attending the Met Gala with husband Dwyane Wade
Knowing photographers were already out and about looking to score a snap of likely guests of the Met Gala, Union made sure to step out looking fabulously fashionable.
The actress hadn’t taken more than 10 steps when the first photograph was taken of the actress, decked out in high-waisted plaid slacks with a retro 1970s feel.
She also donned an equally retro brown leather duster coat, which fell to just below her knees, over a light blue crop top.
With the pants set so high above her waist, that left little of her midriff to be out on display.
Cool kitten: The actress was the picture of 1970 retro style for her afternoon out in NYC
Super fly: The platform shoes and plaid pants helped with the 1970s retro look
Pace and love: The Bring It on star flashed a peace sign before getting into her awaiting vehicle
In keeping with the style era theme, Union, 49, stepped out in light brown platform shoes, and her dark tresses pulled back off her face into a high ponytail.
Upping the ‘cool’ factor to her look, she also wore dark sunglasses, as she lit up the afternoon sky with her infectious smile.
Later in the day. the Bring It On actress would be seen making her way back to her hotel to continue getting ready for Monday’s grand evening at The Met Gala.
Fashion’s Biggest Night: The Nebraska native spend part of her afternoon taking care of errands and beauty preps ahead of her grand evening out at the Met Gala on Monday
New role: The actress has been out promoting her latest film Cheaper by the Dozen, alongside co-star Zach Braff, ahead of its release on March 18
In a series of Instagram post, Union shared a quick video of herself relaxing on a chair in her hotel room
‘Getting ready for the Met is so hard… until it isn’t,’ she joked, while rubbing a Therabody device along the side of her face, as part of a deep tissue message.
To cap off her – living the good life tone – in the clip, Union would go on to take a sip of her white wine, all while flashing a seductive smile for the camera.
She confessed to be ‘feeling so good’ after her ‘@111skin facial’,which showed her makeup free in the photo.
Union simply wrote ‘him’ along with a photo of her husband sneaking up from behind to give her a kiss on the cheek.
Beauty preps: ‘Getting ready for the Met is so hard… until it isn’t,’ she joked, while rubbing a Therabody device along the side of her face, as part of a deep tissue message
El natural: The Bring It On actress She confessed to be ‘feeling so good’ after her ‘@111skin facial’, which showed her makeup free in the photo
Loved up: Union simply wrote ‘him’ along with a photo of her husband sneaking up from behind to give her a kiss on the cheek
On Saturday, Union slipped into a skin-tight white dress and matching knee-high boots for a dinner date with Wade.
The Nebraska native documented this part of their day with a video showing Union have a hard time waking a straight line down a hallway.
‘Sooooo, there had been cocktails,’ she wrote at the bottom of the clip, as an explanation to her wobbly walk.
Baby got back: On Saturday, Union slipped into a skin-tight white dress for a date with Wade
Tipsy: ‘Sooooo, there had been cocktails,’ she wrote at the bottom of the clip, as an explanation to her wobbly walk down the hallway
The happy couple were photographed leaving their New York City hotel holding hands on Saturday.
Wade, 40, who’s a former Miami Heat superstar, looked fashionable in golden brown slacks with a blue and brown jacket and white sneakers.
By the time they reached the restaurant, Union would strike a solo pose decked out in her figure-hugging number.
Traditionally held on the first Monday in May, the Met Gala goes off on Monday, May 2, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Cute: The happy couple were photographed leaving their hotel holding hands
The fashion-forward event helps raise funds for the museum’s Costume Institute.
This year’s theme is In America: An Anthology of Fashion, which comes on the heels of last year’s In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, that was far more smaller, intimate affair, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The gala is actually organized by Vogue haute couture magazine and marks the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Phase one of the gala, the red carpet arrival, is considered the Super Bowl of celebrity red carpets.
The grandest of them all: Phase one of Monday’s Met Gala, the red carpet arrival, is considered the Super Bowl of celebrity red carpets