Met Gala 2015: behind-the-scenes snaps

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  • See how the stars prepared for the glittering Met Gala 2015...

    The Met Gala 2015 was a glittering affair, like any other,  with the likes of Rihanna, Alexa Chung and Beyonce topping the celebrity guest list, and treading the red carpet in a selection of showstopping gowns created by some of fashion’s finest designers.

    And as the celebrities posed up a storm on the red carpet, there was plenty of behind-the-scenes action going on too, helpfully documented by the stars themsleves on Instagram.

    From Lily Aldridge having a pre-Gala facial, to Cara Delevingne weighing-in with Stella McCartney and new pals Miley Cyrus and Rita Ora sharing a selfie – we’ve rounded up all the best snaps from the night.

    Katie Holmes shared a fun before and after snap of her daring blunt new bob, seen in what looks to be an impressive hand stand pose.

    Kim Kardashian and J-Lo posed for an incredible ‘Belfie’ in their red carpet gowns, taken by Kim K’s new hubby Kanye West.

    The queen of pop Madonna was a busy girl on Instagram, sharing a selection of snaps, most notably with fellow singers Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, and another seen showering Moschino’s Jeremy Scott with praise for her all-black Met Gala look.

    See all the unexpected friendships, pre-Gala beauty prep and close-up shots of that jewel encrusted Beyonce dress, and click through to see the our Met Gala instagram round-up…

    First up, BFF’s Cara and Rihanna…

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