The Celebs Have Spoken: Sprinter Vans Are the New Limos

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Karolina Kurkova in her Sprinter van. (Photo: Instagram)

It’s standard fare for a celeb to arrive to a red carpet event in a limousine — but what about when her gown is so massive, it won’t even fit inside one?

Such was the case at Monday evening’s Met Gala for at least three of the stars in attendance: actresses Claire Danes and Kate Hudson, and supermodel Karolina Kurkova. So how did they get there? In massive Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans, of course!

Kurkova, who sported a stunning, ornate light-up gown by Marchesa, bragged about her spacious ride on Instagram, saying, “I can’t sit down in this dress!! We had to be transported in a sprinter:)” Hudson, who said, “This is what’s taking me to the Met Ball, because I can’t sit in my dress!” shared a quick shot of her party van on Snapchat, while Danes, who wore the biggest ball gown of the three, divulged her high-ceilinged secret to Yahoo Style’s own Joe Zee. 

Laughs and “woe is me’s” aside, taking a Sprinter van to the Met Gala isn’t exactly slumming it. Mercedes offers at least three luxury models with limo-like attributes, and the relatively ordinary Sprinter MC with bus seating isn’t too shabby, either. And of course, you get the added advantage of being able to stand up in them — which doesn’t necessarily sound like the safest bet, but we digress. 

All we’re saying is, for those of you teens out there who still haven’t booked your white stretch limos for prom … you may want to consider investing in a pimped-out Sprinter instead. Seems like they’re really having a moment. 

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