What was it like at the Met Gala and how did you get on the famous guest list?
It was magical! An invitation to the Met Gala is the most difficult invite to get in the entire fashion world, but I got in through Björn Axén. Due to our collaboration with Iris van Herpen, she suggested that I would wear one of her creations at the gala and that's how I got invited.
Looking back, was the Met Gala what you had imagined?
I had high expectations from the beginning and knew that it would be out of the ordinary. Especially since I knew that Anna Wintour is very careful with who she invites and personally checks each guest. But despite this, the gala exceeded all my expectations. I had for example never imagined walking down the red carpet with Sarah Jessica Parker. It was surreal and felt a bit like being in a dream. Everyone was also incredibly friendly and very generous with compliments.
Was it a matter of course that Johan would do your hair?
Most definitely! I couldn’t have imagined having anyone else do it.
Did you discuss what your hair would look like before the gala night, or did you make that decision on the spot?
Yes, to some extent. We already knew that I would wear a hand-knotted wig and that I wanted a wet look, but all the details fell into place there and then. It turned out incredibly well, Johan is a true professional.