Private, Offbeat Moments on Last Night’s Met Gala Red Carpet

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The Met Gala is one of the most heavily photographed events of the year — but last night, as ball-gown-clad celebrities ascended the stairs of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and stopped to pose for photographers, it was easy to miss the private, offbeat moments behind the spectacle.

The Cut sent Andrew H. Walker to capture the not-so frequently shot scenes on the red carpet — from a closeup of Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka’s matching cummerbunds to Rita Ora attempting to dance the cancan in her lace-up gold pumps. Click through the slideshow for an unconventional look at last night’s festivities, including a peek at Hailee Steinfeld’s pointy heels, a look at the impressive back-detailing on Sarah Jessica Parker’s Oscar de la Renta gown, and a shot of the Olsen twins sharing a moment of sisterly telepathy.

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