Published on May 6th, 2015 | by0
2015 Met Gala By the Numbers–30,000 Bamboo Plants, 7 Versace Dress & More!
Tue., May. 5, 2015 4:03 PM PDT
That’s a wrap!
While the 2015 Met Gala may now be behind us, we’ve still got plenty on our minds—like Rihanna‘s unforgettable Guo Pei robe (it took four train handlers to carry!), or Beyoncé‘s jaw-dropping entrance just as the red carpet wrapped (one hour late!).
Not surprisingly (since the event was Anna Wintour-approved), the gala was a well-oiled fashion machine. And that means meticulous planning and excruciating attention to detail—oh, and apparently a massive amount of foliage.
As for the woman responsible for fashion’s most extravagant night out? That’s none other than Vogue‘s Director of Special Events Sylvana Durrett. E!’s own Alicia Quarlescaught up with the woman of the evening on everything from the number crunch that goes into creating the event to experiencing the party first-hand.
“It was such a great room, we had Rihanna and Beyoncé and Kim and Kanye. It was every big star from music and film,” Durrett said. “The best thing about this night is you put together all these people from different industries. It’s a magical moment.”
But what exactly are the numbers that went into making the 2015 Met Gala so spectacular? Check out the all the info Durrett spilled (and then some!) below, and for even more insider scoop, watch the video now!
250,000 roses in the entry centerpiece
30,000 bamboo plants as decoration
$ 25,000 was the going rate for a ticket
3,500 peonies at the gala
200 pieces in the China: Through the Looking Glass exhibition
150 yards of red carpet
136+ celebrities that walked the red carpet
15 minutes between each guest arrival
11 hours celebrity tattoo artist Bang Bang spent on Cara Delevingne‘s faux tattoos
8 celebrities wearing Chinese/Chinese-American designers
7 celebrities wearing Versace
2 years spent planning this year’s gala
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