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Met Gala pictures show how stars have an army of assistants to ensure their gown looks perfect


A red carpet event takes hours and hours of preparation, from dress fittings right through to hair and make-up.

But photographs from the Met Gala show the hard work required on the red carpet itself to ensure that stars get that million dollar shot.

Actress Blake Lively was pictured with an army of assistants holding up the train of her sweeping gown by Versace, which took 600 hours to make.  

Meanwhile, ensuring you don’t accidentally photobomb other stars when they’re having their pictures taken is also good etiquette when attending glitzy A-list events. 

Pictures from the Met Gala show celebrities lining up in a marquee on the side of the red carpet to have their turn on the red carpet.

In fact, there doesn’t seem to be a hierarchy when it comes to who goes first, with one picture showing Rihanna – one of this year’s hosts – patiently waiting by the side.

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Actress Blake Lively was pictured with an army of assistants helping her with a sweeping train as she arrived at this year's Met Gala with Christian Louboutin 

Actress Blake Lively was pictured with an army of assistants helping her with a sweeping train as she arrived at this year’s Met Gala with Christian Louboutin 

Rihanna, who was one of the hosts at this year's glitzy event, was seen patiently waiting to have her photograph taken as actress Gabrielle Union had her turn on the red carpet 

Rihanna, who was one of the hosts at this year’s glitzy event, was seen patiently waiting to have her photograph taken as actress Gabrielle Union had her turn on the red carpet 

An assistant was seen helping Jennifer Lopez re-arrange her train on the red carpet 

An assistant was seen helping Jennifer Lopez re-arrange her train on the red carpet 

Dozens of celebrities were pictured getting help from stylists and assistants on the red carpet at this year’s Met Gala Event as they posed for pictures, including Jennifer Lopez, Ashley Graham and Cardi B. 

The perils of the red carpet were also shown when footage captured Kendall Jenner pushing an assistant out of the way, when he got into her shot.

Fashion fans were quick to notice the moment, as one Twitter user wrote: ‘Who does kendall think she is? Did y’all see her push that security guy out of the way!?? #MetGala.’  

Meanwhile, Katy Perry was seen nearly knocking out her stylist with her extravagant six-foot-long angel wings as she posed on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.   

Model Karen Elson was seen re-applying her lipstick as she and other celebrities waited for her turn on the red carpet 

Model Karen Elson was seen re-applying her lipstick as she and other celebrities waited for her turn on the red carpet 

An assistant was seen helping Ashley Graham to arrange the train on her dazzling dress at the glamorous event 

An assistant was seen helping Ashley Graham to arrange the train on her dazzling dress at the glamorous event 

Meanwhile, Cardi B also had the help of an assistant with her sumptuous gown by Moschino

Meanwhile, Cardi B also had the help of an assistant with her sumptuous gown by Moschino

The perils of the red carpet were also shown as Kendall Jenner was seen pushing an assistant out of the way 

The perils of the red carpet were also shown as Kendall Jenner was seen pushing an assistant out of the way 

Meanwhile, some celebrities were seen making the most of their downtime while waiting to having their picture taken, sharing Instagram snaps with their fans.

In fact, model Karen Elson was captured re-applying her make-up by friend Alexa Chung as the pair waited for their turn on the red carpet. 

This year’s Met Gala theme was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, following last year’s Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between theme.

Stars at the event spent the evening treading between three locations within the spectacular setting, as the exhibition spreads between the Anna Wintour Costume Center and the medieval galleries at the main location, and at the Cloisters, uptown. 

Other stars including Nicki Minaj were seen waiting in the wings as Madonna had her picture taken in this gothic-inspired ensemble 

Other stars including Nicki Minaj were seen waiting in the wings as Madonna had her picture taken in this gothic-inspired ensemble 

Stars waited patiently in the marquee as Sarah Jessica Parker showed off her stunning gown

Stars waited patiently in the marquee as Sarah Jessica Parker showed off her stunning gown

An assistant accidentally photobombed Miley Cyrus's picture as he helped the star behind her

An assistant accidentally photobombed Miley Cyrus’s picture as he helped the star behind her

Meanwhile, Katy Perry almost took out her assistant with her extravagant six-foot angel wings 

Meanwhile, Katy Perry almost took out her assistant with her extravagant six-foot angel wings 

The Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibition displays 40 Vatican vestments, including Pope Benedict XV’s silk cape and the bishop’s hat of Pope Leo XIII, alongside pieces by Chanel, John Galliano, Balenciaga and Versace.

The theme is being considered the most controversial to date, due to the fact the fashion garments being put on display are sitting alongside ancient, sacred artifacts.

Curator Andrew Bolton, defended the display, saying: ‘Some might consider fashion to be an unfitting or unseemly medium by which to engage with ideas about the sacred or the divine, but dress is central to any discussion about religion.’ 

Alexa Chung was seen waiting patiently in the wings as actress Amber Heard had her turn in the spotlight 

Alexa Chung was seen waiting patiently in the wings as actress Amber Heard had her turn in the spotlight 

Actress Lili Reinhart appeared to be having trouble with her dress as she got in the way of Jayden Smith's photograph 

Actress Lili Reinhart appeared to be having trouble with her dress as she got in the way of Jayden Smith’s photograph 

Miley Cyrus was seen re-arranging her dress in the background as actor Alexander Skarsgard posed for a picture on the red carpet 

Miley Cyrus was seen re-arranging her dress in the background as actor Alexander Skarsgard posed for a picture on the red carpet 



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