After the high-anticipated dresses have been seen, the jewelry ogled at and the beauty looks admired what remains is to find out what actually happened behind the social-media closed doors of the MET gala. We’ve gone on a fact-finding mission around the world wide web and rounded up the greatest stories for you.
1 || Kate Moss Was in Attendance for the first time since 2009
Kate Moss hasn’t attended the MET gala since 2009, and she didn’t disappoint 9 years later in a Saint Laurent feather-embellished black mini dress. What is even more interesting is the fact that Kate hasn’t visited New York city since then. To mark the momentous occasion Kate sported a black leather biker jacket with the phrase ‘Make America Kate Again’.
2 || Where was Beyoncé???
Queen Bey has famously always arrived fashionably last to the MET Gala, its funny how these silly things matter to celebrities. She was not in attendance last year as she was heavily pregnant with her twins. This year she didn’t attend either, siting a ‘calming down’ period after her historic Coachella performance and before her joint Jay Z tour on June 6th, 2018.
3 || Donald Trump Was Banned from The 2018 Met Gala
Not everyone is welcomed at the Met Gala with open arms. In fact, all the Trumps were banned from attending. After Anna Wintour, the event’s host and editor-in-chief of Vogue, revealed in October that Trump was blacklisted.. Rumor has it that the president’s invitation may have gotten lost in the mail following his election as United States President in 2016.
4 || Blake Lively’s Regal Gown Took More Than 600 Hours to Make
Well, at least it was worth it! Blake’s stunning Versace creation finally came to life on the MET gala’s red carpet after 25 days of work! The actress’ gown was an incredibly ornate ruby and gold design that featured some pretty intricate and extensive beading. We haven’t even noticed that hubby Ryan Reynolds was actually absent at this year’s event.
5 || Rihanna Wins The MET Gala Red Carpet Again!
Known to have the show stopping outfit every single MET gala, Rihanna surely defied expectations with her Heavenly Bodies themed outfit.. Marking one of the most memorable looks in the history of the MET so far..
6 || Kanye West Did Not Attend…
Kim Kardashian West showed up in all gold Versace solo, hubby Kanye West did not attend. However, he tweeted a bunch of flaming emoji to show his support for his wife. Kim responded saying she wished he was there but “you’re only finishing up 5 albums.”
7 || Some Conservatives Accused the MET Gala’s Theme of Being Religiously Inappropriate..
However, the Archbishop of New York has spoken out about his experience at this year’s Met Gala, which has been the subject of controversy in light of its theme: Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. And ruled out any aspect that had offended the church.. He even jokingly mentioned, “‘I’m the only one that didn’t have to go out and buy something to wear,”
8 || Selena Gomez Had A Fake Tan Faux Pas..
All eyes were on Gomez! Selena’s overly fake tanned skin was not to be ignored! The singer was even compared to Ross’s orange fake tan mishap!!
9 || Were Katy Perry’s Wings Made For Whacking?
So many stand- bys actually wished Perry would just take off and fly during the red carpet.. While the singer looked undeniably heavenly, negotiating the red carpet with those giant wings on was evidently quite the challenge.
10 || Jason Derulo Falling Down The Steps Was Fake News!
However it went viral! Jason took to Instagram to shut the whole thing down by writing, “Lmao I’m at rehearsal in LA. Fuq ya’ll! Lol”.