POPSUGAR Celebrity

Behind Every Great Gown, There's a Great Wrangler

May 6 2014 - 1:17pm

Those stunning red carpet moments [1] that seem to happen like magic? Turns out there are a few helpful hands behind them. The magic elves are known as wranglers, and they are working stealthily behind the scenes to make sure those gorgeous trains are laid out perfectly for photographers.

Of course, sometimes their fast moves don't evade the camera, and when they're caught (as was often the case at last night's Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art [2]), it makes for some of the most dramatic moments of all. Whether it's a professional like Beyoncé employs, the designer, as was the case with Hailee Steinfeld, or a friend like Sarah Jessica Parker [3] found in Andy Cohen, see the wranglers at work here.

Beyoncé in Givenchy at the 2014 Met Gala

Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta at the 2014 Met Gala

Hailee Steinfeld in Prabal Gurung at the 2014 Met Gala

Kate Mara in Valentino at the 2014 Met Gala

Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen at the 2014 Oscars

Marion Cotillard in Jean Paul Gaultier at the 2007 Oscars

Lupita Nyong'o in Prada at the 2014 Oscars

Amy Adams in Gucci Première at the 2014 Oscars

Beyoncé in Givenchy at the 2013 Met Gala

Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta at the 2013 Oscars

Gwyneth Paltrow in Valentino at the 2013 Met Gala

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior at the 2013 Oscars

Olivia Munn in Marchesa at the 2013 Oscars

Taraji P. Henson in Roberto Cavalli at the 2009 Oscars

Rooney Mara in Givenchy at the 2012 Oscars

Beyoncé in Michael Costello at the 2014 Grammys

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