The Met Gala always swings back and forth between being the best red carpet of the year or, at least, the most interesting red carpet of the year. Every celeb you know and love is there (as well as a few you'd totally forgotten about), and as an added bonus, there's no four-hour award show attached that you feel like have you have to sit through afterward. Win-win. We covered the evening's best bags yesterday, but here we have all the bags celebs carried during the frenzied hours before the big event. Much like Met Gala ensembles, they only occasionally disappoint.
Alexander McQueen Legend Bag
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First up, here's actress Amber Heard leaving the Ralph Lauren offices after a Met Gala fitting. (Her step-daughter Lily-Rose Depp also attended the Met Gala this year, but Johnny Depp stayed home.) She's carrying a luscious black leather Alexander McQueen Legend Bag.
Gucci Padlock Bag
$2,690 via Gucci
Elle Fanning and her sister Dakota both attended the Met Gala this year, and paps snapped Elle running Met Gala-related errands around NYC in the hours before. Her pre-gala bag of choice is this tiny, embroidered purple Gucci Padlock Bag. I don't know who makes her jacket, but if you do, please enlighten me in the comments. Also, on a completely unrelated note, my birthday is next Tuesday.
Rag + Bone Pilot Backpack
$695 via Saks
I fully expected Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady to attend Monday night's Met Gala, but they mysteriously wound up in Cuba instead. (Or, not so mysteriously: that's where the Chanel Cruise 2017 show was taking place.) Here she is just living her life in NYC, I guess, carrying a light brown backpack from Rag & Bone.
Chanel Top Handle Bag
Hailee Steinfeld definitely attended the Met Gala Monday night. She was spotted carrying a lovely quilted black leather Chanel Top Handle Bag on her way to a fitting. Hailee was one of five (yes, five) different celebs to wear a custom dress from H&M to the Met Gala. I'm not exactly sure what H&M's angle is with this, but they certainly have my attention. [Ed. Note: I think we found their angle.]
Prada Cahier Shoulder Bag
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Kate Bosworth basically exists for the Met Gala and Prada bags, so you know she was there. Here she is on her way to get fitted for her Dolce & Gabbana dress, carrying a new black leather Prada Cahier Shoulder Bag. For those of you who did not take a bonus semester of high school French, cahier means "notebook," or, alternatively, "signature."
Stella McCartney Falabella Heart Bag
$732 via Overstock.com
Ninety-eight percent of the photos of Kate Mara that we get from our photo service are taken in LA, so the fact that this one of her carrying a heart-shaped Stella McCartney bag was taken in Soho tells me that yes, Kate Mara also went to the Met Gala this year. Here she is wandering around town in the hours before with actor Jamie Bell, who she is apparently dating.
Dolce & Gabbana Sicily Bag
$1,695 via Nordstrom
Kerry Washington makes ABC a lot of money. You'd think that would be enough for some networks, but no, Kerry is still expected to make multiple appearances on Good Morning America every season. Here she is carrying a gorgeous, red woven Dolce & Gabbana Sicily Bag on her way to making her umpteenth GMA pop-in. As you might suspect, Kerry did attend the Met Gala, and she also did a special red-carpet pregnancy reveal.
Marc Jacobs Collage Satchel
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Lupita Nyong'o also attended the Met Ball this year, because of course she did. Paps caught up with her as she was presumably on her way to get fitted for her stunning sequined Calvin Klein Collection dress. She's carrying a Marc Jacobs satchel that is gaining steam with celebs pretty quickly; we just saw it on the arm of Gabrielle Union a couple weeks ago.
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