Dame Joan Collins has opened up on her confrontation with pop star Harry Styles at the 2019 Met Gala, revealing the reason behind it.
The Hollywood veteran, 90, recalled the incident in her memoir Behind The Shoulder Pads: Tales I Tell My Friends. As per the actress, Styles jumped up at the table she sat on, and kept singing and dancing along during Cher’s performance.
The As It Was hitmaker blocked the view of everyone at the table and paid no attention to their pleas asking him to get down, per Collins.
It particularly annoyed the actress because it was her first time attending fashion’s night out.
In her memoir, she writes, “Harry Styles jumped on the table in front of us [those sitting on her table], obscuring our view, and took no notice of our entreaties to ‘get down, we can’t see’.”
“The sophisticated crowd went mad for her [Cher], standing up whooping and cheering,” she continued, recalling the event.
“Bette Midler, wearing a top hat and tailcoat in glittery black sequins, came to our table and boogied with Julianne Moore.”
“And I glimpsed Gwyneth Paltrow and Katie Holmes doing the same.”
“Cher left after her first number then came back wearing her original Bob Mackie sleek black embroidered bodysuit and a massive black curly wig to sing Believe.”
Admitting that she enjoyed the Met even with Harry Styles’ interruption, she says she’d “go back to the Met in a heartbeat”.
She added: “I loved my first Met Ball, and I would certainly go again in a heartbeat, although at $30,000 [£24,700] a seat, I’ll wait to be invited!”