See How Actress Lana Condor Got Ready for Her Very First Met Gala Red Carpet

The actress' stylist Jessica Paster gives an exclusive look at what it takes to get a star red carpet ready for the biggest fashion event of the year

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01 of 08

Lana's First Met

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Jessica Paster

"From day one when Lana was invited to the Met Gala, I knew that I wanted her to wear Giambattista Valli Haute Couture because he is the epitome of over-the-top and that is what is camp," stylist Jessica Paster tells PEOPLE.

02 of 08

The Inspiration

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Jessica Paster

"Tulle, tulle and tulle! It was haute couture camp cotton candy," Paster says.

03 of 08

The Hair

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Jessica Paster

To complement Lana's etheral gown, hairstylist Matt Fugate created a rumpled romantic updo for the star. "We created a textured asymmetric updo, adding softness to the strength of the dress," he says, noting that the Dove Care Between Washes Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo was key to giving her hair "airy hold" and a "fresh finish."

04 of 08

The Jewels

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Jessica Paster

Paster provided plenty of jewelry options for Lana to choose from, but she ultimately went for pieces from APM Monaco (it's only $185!) and Lark & Berry Jewelry.

05 of 08

The Accessories

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Jessica Paster

The actress completed her look with a pink Tyler Ellis envelope clutch and peep-toe Brian Atwood platforms. "Lana loves fashion just as much as I do. We knew we wanted the look to be gorgeous, over the top and so much fun," Paster says.

06 of 08

All in the Details

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Jessica Paster

Paster explains that it took 570 hours and 980 yards of tulle to create the Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown.

07 of 08

Just Like Lana

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Jessica Paster

The girly gown embodied Lana's personality. "This is such a bubbly, fun and spectacular look and those are words I would use to describe Lana," Paster says.

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Off to the Met!

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Jessica Paster

Lana's stylist couldn't have been happier with how her final look came together. "I love the gorgeous train along with the softness and dauphinesses of the off-the-shoulder design," Paster says. "That is such a beautiful part of Lana. So soft and ethereal."

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