Just because the stars are planning on getting dressed up in gorgeous gowns for tonight's Met Gala doesn't mean they were vegging out in their pjs all weekend long. From the costume exhibit's newcomers like Kendall Jenner and Behati Prinsloo to seasoned red carpet vets like Naomi Campbell, Reese Witherspoon, and Kate Hudson, the stars traveled to New York in very fashionable outfits.
Of course, we know the statements only get bolder from here. Considering all the jaw-dropping looks from years past, the celebs who come out to fete the ball have big shoes to fill. But as they gear up for tonight's theme, China: Through the Looking Glass, and we excitedly anticipate what everyone will wear, we're zooming in on the airport ensembles that came first.
Think of these stylish getups as the calm before the storm, inspiration for your next trip, and proof that even in a pair of jeans, you can walk with confidence that suggests you're headed to a red carpet. Read on to find a whole handful of leading ladies who disembarked from the plane in looks that screamed, "I'm headed to the Met Gala."