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It's Met Monday!

But Met Gala prep begins way before the industry's biggest stars hit the Metropolitan Museum of Art's iconic steps on the first Monday in May to show support for the Costume Institute's annual benefit. The top names in fashion, film, music and more spend months collaborating with leading fashion houses on their custom red carpet looks. Then comes all the beauty prep.

This year, guests are invited to interpret a "Gilded Glamour" white-tie dress code. Channeling the time period between 1870 to 1890, the event "will ask its attendees to embody the grandeur—and perhaps the dichotomy—of Gilded Age New York," according to Vogue.

The 2022 Met Gala theme is "In America: An Anthology of Fashion," serving as a part two to last year's "A Lexicon of Fashion" and paying homage to the diversity of American fashion. The official exhibit will be on display across 13 of the American period rooms in the historic museum from May 7 through Sept. 5.

And alongside the high-fashion parade of outfits at the Met Gala comes super-glam beauty moments. Below, see how stars are getting ready for their Met carpet close-ups.

Lily James

Actress Lily James visited skincare guru Joanna Czech for her pre-Met Gala glow-up.

Czech shared a behind-the-scenes peek at James' cryo facial using Clé De Peau Beauté's Intensive Brightening Face Masks, a key getting ready product for celebrities before red carpet events.

The esthetician added that she "loved" seeing the Pam & Tommy star ahead of the event.

Lily James