Met Gala 2017: Celebrities, red carpet

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Will it be Kim Kardashian, Gigi Hadid, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, or all of them that make huge impressions at the Comme Des Garcons themed 2017 Met Gala in New York City? Video by: SNTV / Splash News

There’s always plenty of drama on (and off) the red carpet at the Met Gala — as Taylor Swift knows. Picture: Getty Images

FROM the infamous elevator brawl between Jay Z, Beyonce and her sister Solange, to Lena Dunham’s controversial comments about Odell Beckham Jnr, the Met Gala has as much drama behind the scenes as it does on the red carpet.

Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston met at last year’s ball, prompting their short-lived Hiddleswift romance.

Though the I Don’t Wanna Live Forever singer was dating DJ Calvin Harris at the time, she and Hiddleston turned heads when they dirty danced to Bring ‘Em Out by rapper T.I. at the A-list event, hosted by US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

Weeks later, they were seen kissing.

Taylor Swift at the Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology-themed Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art last year. Picture: Getty Images

Taylor Swift at the Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology-themed Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art last year. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

She wore a metallic Louis Vuitton dress. Picture: Getty Images

She wore a metallic Louis Vuitton dress. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

British actor Tom Hiddleston had a ‘dance battle’ at the ball last year ... which led to his short-lived romance with Taylor Swift. Picture: Getty Images

British actor Tom Hiddleston had a ‘dance battle’ at the ball last year … which led to his short-lived romance with Taylor Swift. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

Last year’s Met Gala also caused a scandal for Girls creator Lena Dunham, who made some ill-received comments about being seated next to NFL superstar Odell Beckham Jr.

In her feminist email magazine, Lenny Letter, Dunham wrote: “It was so amazing because it was like he looked at me and he determined I was not the shape of a woman by his standards”.

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“He was like, ‘That’s a marshmallow. That’s a child. That’s a dog.’ It wasn’t mean — he just seemed confused.”

Lena Dunham sparked controversy after the Met Gala last year ... she’s attending the event again tomorrow. Picture: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

Lena Dunham sparked controversy after the Met Gala last year … she’s attending the event again tomorrow. Picture: Taylor Hill/FilmMagicSource:Getty Images

Suited up. NFL player Odell Beckham Jr. Picture: Getty Images

Suited up. NFL player Odell Beckham Jr. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

Dunham was heavily criticised for the remarks and later told a New York radio station: “I just had this whole projected thought process of like, ‘Odell doesn’t want to be sitting next to me. He doesn’t want to be talking to me,” she said, according to People.

“He thinks I’m garbage. He thinks I look like a boy.’ And so I thought all of that was coming across, it seemed like I was actually accusing him of some kind of misogyny.”

The aftermath of Beyonce, Jay-Z and Solange’s fight inside a lift at the Met Gala’s after-party, at the Boom Boom Room. Picture: Splash

The aftermath of Beyonce, Jay-Z and Solange’s fight inside a lift at the Met Gala’s after-party, at the Boom Boom Room. Picture: SplashSource:Splash News Australia

Perhaps one of the biggest scandals that has ever emerged from a Met Gala was the elevator smackdown between Jay Z, Beyonce and Solange.

It all happened at the after-party, held at The Standard hotel’s nightclub, the Boom Boom Room, on May 5 2014.

Security footage showed Solange physically attacking Jay Z — who is married to her sister Beyonce — while Bey calmly watched on.

Paparazzi photos of the trio showed the 99 Problems rapper holding his cheek after being slapped by Solange.

In a joint statement, Jay Z, Beyonce and Solange described it as an “unfortunate incident.”

“Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred,” the statement said.

“They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologised to each other and we have moved forward … At the end of the day, families have problems and we’re no different.”

Much has been speculated about what fuelled the fight, including that Jay Z was flirting with another woman (possibly designer Rachel Roy) at the event and Beyonce was seriously annoyed (the behaviour would later be referenced by Beyonce on her album, Lemonade).

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds at the Charles James: Beyond Fashion-themed Costume Institute Gala in 2014. Picture: Getty Images

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds at the Charles James: Beyond Fashion-themed Costume Institute Gala in 2014. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

2014 was also the year that Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds — then a new couple — packed on the PDA in front of the cameras.

They looked loved-up. Picture: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

They looked loved-up. Picture: Mike Coppola/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

Sarah Jessica Parker was photobombed by a Dior-clad Jennifer Lawrence in 2013 as she posed for photographers on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Wearing a Giles Deacon ball gown, SJP laughed off JLaw crashing her shot with a moment worthy of a Sex and the City episode.

JLaw couldn’t let Sarah Jessica Parker have her moment. Picture: Splash

JLaw couldn’t let Sarah Jessica Parker have her moment. Picture: SplashSource:Splash News Australia

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian turned heads that year too when a then-pregnant Kardashian wore a much-memed about floral gown by Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci.

The 2017 Met Gala is being held in New York tomorrow, with the theme Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.

Guaranteed to attend are Anna Wintour, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams, who are co-chairs of this year’s gala.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the PUNK: Chaos to Couture-themed Met Gala in 2013. Picture: Getty Images

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the PUNK: Chaos to Couture-themed Met Gala in 2013. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

Her floral Givency dress prompted a string of memes. Picture: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Her floral Givency dress prompted a string of memes. Picture: Larry Busacca/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

It was an outfit Kim Kardashian would rather forget. Picture: Getty Images

It was an outfit Kim Kardashian would rather forget. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images



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