The Met Gala is just around the corner — and that means the biggest names in celebritydom will have to face the dreaded stairs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The red carpet at the famed event includes a steep walk inside and unfortunately, Rita Ora, Lady Gaga, and more stars have experienced cringeworthy wardrobe malfunctions in their haute couture.
In 2014, Rita accidentally flashed her underwear after adjusting the skirt of her champagne colored Donna Karan Atelier gown. That year also saw fashion faux pas from Kim Kardashian and Zoë Kravitz, who both experienced the downside of a very high slit. And can we talk about Gaga literally rear-ending her Versace-wearing buddy Kate Hudson on the steps a few years later, nearly trampling Kate’s white gown in the process? It was definitely a bad romance…
This year, the theme of the Met Gala is “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” so along with a wardrobe malfunction or two, spectators can also expect some controversy when it comes to the religion-inspired fashion. “We know it could be controversial for right wing or conservative Catholics and for liberal Catholics,” head curator Andrew Bolton told The New York Times. However, he made sure to point out that the exhibit will focus “on a shared hypothesis about what we call the Catholic imagination and the way it has engaged artists and designers and shaped their approach to creativity, as opposed to any kind of theology or sociology.”
With over 50 garments and accessories on loan from The Vatican, let’s hope the famous attendees follow the no smoking rule this year. In 2017, museum donors were furious when guests such as Bella Hadid and Dakota Johnson were caught puffing away in the ladies’ room. “As a donor to the Met, I was so insulted to see all these ‘celebrities’ smoking and taking selfies of themselves in the bathroom,” a source told Page Six at the time. “Mostly, it’s disrespectful to the art collection, which needs to be kept 100 percent smoke-free. I would honestly like to see these people fined by the city.”
So in 2018, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for wadrobe malfunction, controversy, and smoke-free party. Right… For a look back at the craziest Met Gala wardrobe malfunctions, scroll through the gallery below.