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

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Anna Pollitt

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...

  • 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...?


  • Lily Aldridge and Karen Elson enjoy an intertwined pre-gala toast

    What would the Met Ball be without spending a little time with the absolutely lovely @lilyaldridge


  • Evan Rachel Wood is all about the smoky eye

    Getting ready for #MetBall! Regram from @tobyfleischman who kills yet another epic eye look with @hairbyjohnd on the sapphire hair. Meow!


  • 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


  • Taylor Hill eases into getting ready

    Prepping for the #MetGala2017 ✨? happy May 1st ?


  • Kate Bosworth sits tight for her scraped-back look

    Step 2 ? @bridgetbragerhair #metprep


  • Naomi Watts and Stella McCartney share the love

    The wonderful #stella @stellamccartney #metgala2017 ❤️


  • Allison Williams rolls with it

    Ready Set Go! and we're off #bts with @aw #metgala #metball #voguemagazine #hairbyrebekahforecast #metgala2017


  • Daisy Ridley poses for a profile shot

    #bts #metball2017 #daisyridley #robertveticahair @storyofmailife thank you @leonorgreyl @leonorgreylusa for the love @oscardelarenta @petraflannery


  • Jennifer Connelly shows us pink eye shadow really can work

    Gorgeous #JenniferConnelly in @louisvuitton stylist @lesliefremar #metgala hair by @renatocampora mup by me #TwoTone Eye @thewallgroup



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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. The baby is borrowed.

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