Monday night’s Met Gala has given us months, and possibly years, of good fashion fodder. But beyond the gorgeous dresses, don’t you wonder what that majestic red carpet is really like? Well, we found out just for you. Read on for the inside scoops and surprises of fashion’s biggest night.
Larry David (Larry David!?) was an early arrival. While most men and women in glittering gowns took their sweet time to sashay up the vertiginous steps, David galloped up them in the blink of an eye. No interviews or posing for him. If we knew any better, we would have clocked his time. We’re on it for next year.
Hannah Davis, here with boyfriend Derek Jeter, looked like she was poured into her crimson J. Mendel, but actually, the dress fit Davis like a glove. No tailoring required. “I went up to Vogue and it just fit perfectly,” the dishy model told us.
How did comedian Joel McHale prep for his first-ever Met Gala? He jokes, “I waxed all the hair off my body, then the microdermabrasion, then a large bath, full of whole milk and some vanilla,” he told us. Oh, he also joked that he delivered nine kittens in the car on the way to the museum. “I cut the umbilical cords; it was amazing. Smelled terrible but amazing.”
Bless Katie Couric, who helped a gaggle of reporters score interviews and pictures with some major celebrities.
Here she is lassoing Kendall Jenner in.
Katie nailed it. Kendall came to chat with us.
Kendall’s sister Kim Kardashian dazzled in a sheer embroidered Emilio Pucci gown with a skirt full of feathers.
After she and Kanye climbed the steps, we noticed that Kim’s feathers littered the red carpet. Sad but a nice memento after the last flashbulb popped.