What The Met Gala's Really Like, According to Celebrities Who've Gone

The Met Gala might be beautiful, glamorous, and very exclusive, but the one thing it’s not is low-pressure. But you don’t have to take our word for it—mostly because we haven’t been there—you can simply listen to those who have walked the massive red carpet up the stairs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the first Monday in May.

In fact, most celebs don’t hold back when it comes to speaking about what the Met Gala is really like. Some gush about how over-the-top and special it is, others have a few gripes, and pretty often guests are simply thrilled to share how they saw Rihanna in the crowd. We relate the most to the latter.

So in preparation for Monday evening’s Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, take a look at some of the wildest remarks we found from those who’ve been inside the doors (and in front of a hundred red carpet cameras) of the Met Gala.