You didn’t have to walk up those treacherous stairs or get knocked in the face by an ornament hanging from Katy Perry’s headpiece to fully get a sense of what went down at this year’s Met Gala. Just look at these 10 pix.
1. Bathroom selfie! Leave it to selfie queen Kylie Jenner to take the buzziest new celebrity group selfie (á la Bradley Cooper’s Oscar pic), but do it in the loo, which was gender neutral (and apparently smoking friendly). “Annual bathroom selfie” is how the youngest KarJenner — doing a product placement of her own phone case (on sale now!) — captioned the pic, which was of 17 people including her sisters Kim Kardashian (the bathroom selfie queen) and Kendall Jenner (cozied up to A$AP Rocky), as well as Met Ball virgin Paris Jackson, Diddy, Lily Aldridge, Michelle Monaghan (photobombing in the background), Frank Ocean, and Brie Larson.
Larson’s later reshare of the pic featured our favorite caption: “I needed to go the bathroom and ended up famous.” Apparently, a Best Actress Oscar doesn’t make you famous, but being in a Kardashian selfie at the Met Gala does.
2. Diddy’s red-carpet antics. Was there any better red-carpet pose than this one by the music mogul, who went into chill mode while on-again, off-again girlfriend Cassie worked it for photos.
This is also a perfect example of how different the red carpet is for men versus women — though this man didn’t just blend into the background. Diddy don’t do that.
3. Sarah Paulson’s reaction to Madonna. The American Horror Story star’s face says it all as she sees Madonna — and we have a feeling she would react the same way even if Madge weren’t dressed as a deer hunter.
Madonna later gave the pic some repost love, writing, “Hahaahhahahhaahahha” and “Love you Sarah!” We can’t imagine Paulson’s reaction seeing that. Not sure if her jaw could actually drop further.
4. Selena Gomez and the Weeknd kiss. They came, they saw, they kissed. Not only did the cute couple make their red-carpet debut, but they also PDA-ed it up.
Making the kiss even more wowsa was that his ex Bella Hadid was also there … though we’re sure their publicists carefully kept them all apart.
5. Katy Perry knows how to make an entrance. Not that we were in doubt, but this is next level.
6. Yes, Rihanna is under there. Hey, sometimes you wear the dress and sometimes the dress wears you.
7. A-Rod fans out over J.Lo. Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez also made their red-carpet debut at the Met Gala, but the photo that really got us was him geeking out over his glam new lady. “Admiring Jennifer doing her thing on the carpet at the #MetGala2017,” he wrote like a smitten schoolboy.
And ICYMI, here’s a shot of them together.
8. Serena Williams shows off her bump. The tennis superstar was with her fiancé Alexis Ohanian.
And, boy, did she werk it.
9. How many people does it take just so Lily Aldridge can walk? This photo of the model will fuel the argument that celebrities are “out of touch” with the rest of the country. But, hey, she looked good while being out of touch.
10. It’s Met Gala night and it’s NBD. Instagram on Monday night was all pictures of the big ball — as if it was no big deal. (One ticket to attend cost $30,000 — not that these celebs paid that.) That’s why we wildly loved Bobby Cannavale’s caption of this photo with ladylove Rose Byrne on their way to the posh event. “Off to Applebee’s for dinner!” he wrote. Well, we hope they didn’t spill the 4-Cheese Mac + Cheese with Honey Pepper Chicken Tenders on their fancy outfits.
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