The Mindy Project alumna dazzled in gold on the red carpet
The Oceans 8 actress stunned in a one-shoulder, form-fitting gold sequined dress and matching gold Casadei heels on Monday night. Kaling, who debuted hair blonde for the Camp-themed event, accessorized with chunky silver earrings and gold rings on her fingers.
Kaling documented herself getting ready for the big event in a series of videos on her Instagram story. In the first set of videos, the Mindy Project alum used the diamond ball selfie filter as she went makeup-free in her car to share some struggles she was having getting ready for the Met Gala.
“Good morning guys,” she said. “Happy Met day! I am so excited about today. I love my dress, ugh it just feels so on point. But you know what hasn’t been on point? My skin.”
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She speculated that her face might have been breaking out because of the flight from L.A. to N.Y.C.
“I am 39 and I am still breaking out, so I don’t know what’s been going on.”
She then shared a snap of herself getting a facial with Joanna Vargas.
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Next, she teased her look, showing off her gold and pink manicure and a sparkly gold ring, as well as a flashy, gold Moschino belt with the caption “You guys wanna know what I’m wearing to the #MetGala?” while the song “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo played in the background.
Earlier in the day, The Office alumna made a joke on Twitter about attending fashion’s biggest night, tweeting, “I am thrilled to be going to the metball but I would also be excited to go to the meatball.”