Sharp bobs and bathroom selfies galore: behind the scenes at the Met Gala

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Glamorous they ain’t, but bathrooms and toilets were the hub of the action at this year’s Met Gala, with A-listers including Stella McCartney, Kim Kardashian, Alexa Chung and Lily Collins sharing their well-lit selfies with the world before, during and after the major fashion bonanza.

This year’s theme, in honour of Commes des Garçons’ avant-garde designer Rei Kawakubo, also gave us stars eager to show off their sharp new bobs, extreme smoky eyes and extravagant feather details. PDA came courtesy of loved-up Gisele and Tom Brady, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez – and a sleepy Amy Schumer and understanding Madonna.

Catch up with all the backstage celebrity action at fashion’s biggest night out...

  • A massive celeb selfie goes the loos

    I needed to go the bathroom and ended up famous.


  • Kate Bosworth, Dakota Johnson, Stella McCartney and Maggie Gyllenhaal strike a pose - also in the restroom

    All goes down in the toilets. x Stella


  • Lena Dunham is another fan of bathroom lighting

    Met ready


  • Alexa Chung succumbs to a bathroom mirror selfie...

    @georgenorthwood @cdaymakeup thank you! ❤ #Met2017


  • does Emily Ratajkowski



  • Miranda Kerr is liberal with her facial oil

    My #1 beauty product: KORA Organics Noni Glow Face Oil ❤️ #noniglow


  • Someone leaves quite an impression on Cara Delevingne

    About last night...?


  • John Legend and Chrissy Teigen take it easy before the party

    Readddddy. #metball


  • Gisele shares a tender moment with husband Tom Brady



  • Halle Berry plumps for a smoky eye

    #Details by the great @karayoshimotobua.


  • Gwyneth Paltrow shows some love to her beauty team

    Bit of spackle and paint with my Dream Team @blakeerik #emmalovell #metball


  • Reese Witherspoon takes a moment as her team rally

    ??? @reesewitherspoon in @muglerofficial and @tiffanyandco ?#BTS #MetGala


  • Emma Roberts teams up with Jonathan Saunders

    Good night ? absolute best #MetBall with my gorgeous date @saundersstudio & @dvf ❤️ thank you guys for having me


  • Jennifer Lopez snaps a backseat selfie with Alex Rodriguez

    Me and my macho bello...#MetGala2017 #Valentino


  • Katie Holmes and Amy Schumer work it for the camera

    I so admire this incredibly talented lady ❤️ this is us obviously showing off our cleavage :) @zacposen


  • Madonna shares her getting-ready routine

    Pre Met Gala Face ? Before Getting into Battle Dress ‍? i prepare for Combat with MDNA Chrome Clay Mask?♥️


  • Janelle Monae embraces the theme

    "My energy comes from freedom and a rebellious spirit"- Rei Kawakubo


  • Karlie Kloss gets mentally prepared

    #MetGala Monday ?✨


  • A feathers and diamonds close-up from Lupita Nyong'o

    Orange is the new black. 
    @prada @tiffanyandco #METBALL


  • Lara Stone gives us boots envy

    #metballin with the most wonderful @christopherkane ?#metball2017



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Anna Pollitt

Anna is a freelance writer and editor who’s been making her dime from online since 2007. She’s a regular at, ITV News and Emerald Street and moonlights as a copywriter and digital content consultant.