How This Year's Met Gala Came to Be

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This year's Met Gala was a huge success and ET was with the people that Vogue's editor-in-chief Anna Wintour handpicked to spend two years transforming the Metropolitan Museum of Art into fashion's biggest night.

"The exciting part of every gala is really the entrance in the great hall," Vogue's Sylvana Durrett said.

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The theme, China: Through the Looking Glass, called for an examination of the impact Chinese aesthetics have had on Western fashion. Perhaps the most impressive piece was a porcelain vase that was decorated with 250,000 flower stems.

It took 20 hours to build the 30-foot tall vase, which was the first thing guests saw after walking up the stairs. Then there was a reception area before guests walked up stairs again and encountered 25-foot tall bamboo trees that led them to the exhibit.

Finally, attendees sat down for dinner and where they sat was a big deal considering the major stars in the room which included Katy Perry, John Mayer, Rihanna, Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Lawrence, Beyonce, Jay Z, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Justin Bieber to name a few.

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"We go to a lot of lengths to make sure that the people who are seated together have things in common," Durrett said.

Watch the video to see the unlikely celeb that Katy Perry had a lot in common with on the night.

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