Met Gala is my personal X Games. It’s natural Adderall. No matter how fancy a hotshot you are, there’s somebody in the room who stuns you to silence (and I’m at the bottom of the totem pole, so imagine my stupor). Here are a few of my favorite moments, though there are far too many to cram into a slideshow, from my five years covering the best (non-basement) party of the year.
2019 - Lily Collins steals a selfie with Jared Leto’s prosthetic head.
2019 - Jeff Bezos and Kanye West admire each other as Jared Leto and Kim Kardashian kiss hello betwen them.
2018 - Cameraman Frank Ocean presides over a renaissance spread of Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Hailey Bieber as they sample the appetizers.
2019 - Portuguese model Sara Sampaio sneaks a peek at Hailey Bieber’s thong while Alexander Wang distracts her.
2019 - Lena Dunham and Sinead Burke get acquainted during the cocktail hour.
2018 - Zoë Kravitz breaks the ice with George Clooney.
2018 - A Catholicism fan catches George Clooney jawing with Cardinal Dolan on his way into the museum.
2018 - Ever-generous ASAP Ferg indulges a Met guard with a tuxedoed selfie.
2019 - J Lo hangs with a security guard and some hieroglyphics while A-Rod uses the bathroom.
2019 - Chris Rock’s face speaks a thousand captions.
2018 - The gala waitstaff gets an eyeful of Lena Dunham as she walks from the cocktail hour to a special choral performance.
2018 - Selena Gomez and The Weeknd steal a kiss in a crowded elevator before his surprise performance.
2018 - A glittering Kim Kardashian discards her espresso and requests an escort on her way out of the museum.
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