Rush-hour traffic in New York City is rough.
Now add a star-studded fête, a swarm of star-gazing fans and a queue of luxury SUVs lining the city streets, and Manhattan is paralyzed.
Getting to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side for the Costume Institute's Met Gala Monday evening proved difficult for many celebrities. Gala guests are given staggered arrival times, and showing up to the red carpet un-fashionably late could land you on Anna Wintour's bad side.
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So what's a celebrity to do?
If you're Karlie Kloss, you hop on a pedicab. The model zoomed to the Met, cutting through Central Park, on a pedicab to avoid the standstill traffic. “Riding in style,” Kloss, in full hair and makeup, says in a video posted on Twitter, adding "beats the traffic."
“When there's too much traffic en route to the #MetGala, you take a pedi cab,” the supermodel wrote.
And the open-aired bicycle-powered ride didn’t ravage her look. Kloss stepped on the red carpet donning a Carolina Herrera dress and a flawless coif.
Actress Mindy Kaling, who arrived in a blue embroidered Prabel Gurung gown, told New York Times reporter Jacob Bernstein, “I took the 6 (train) from Nolita.”