Blake Lively does all of her own styling, which is a rare occurrence in Hollywood where most celebrities hire someone to source all of their looks for major events. Instead, Lively prefers to do it herself. “Probably because I have control issues and a big ego — that’s probably the honest answer,” Lively explained at a Barneys x Tod’s event in New York on Thursday, Women’s Wear Daily reports.
However, Lively admitted that she doesn’t do it completely solo. She often works directly with designers for custom pieces or have an assistant help her make calls and request the looks she sees at fashion shows. When you are your own stylist, you have to think ahead, apparently — at least by about two months. Lively already has her Met Gala look in the works.
According to People, this year’s dress is her all-time favorite out of Lively’s past Met Gala dresses. “They’ve already worked on it for 600 hours, and it’s not done,” she told People. “I just sent Lorraine Schwartz and Christian Louboutin my dress, and said, ‘Okay let’s do something special,’” she told WWD. “They’re making something custom for it. So it’s kind of nice, because I have a bunch of artists around me who I have direct relationships with. It’s sort of a group effort with that. I rely on people who do that for a living rather than outsourcing it to someone else.”
She didn’t go into any more detail about the dress, but we already know she has an impeccable sense of style. “I love design and I love fashion and it’s a way to be creative,” Lively said to Women’s Wear Daily. Rather than hiring someone to painstakingly curate her looks, Lively gets more involved with the big picture while leaving the details to her team — basically, living the fashion dream.