The Met Gala is an exclusive event. Naturally, there is a no-selfie rule. But rules are meant to be broken, whether Anna Wintour approves or not.
The no social media policy was implemented in 2015 and is basically not ever taken seriously. So these celebs said, whatever, I don’t care, and broke the rules to post grainy, unprofessional pictures to Instagram. Let’s dive in!
Is this the least bit surprising? According to E! News, the social media star broke the event’s rule to get her “annual bathroom selfie,” which, okay girl. The epic selfie had everyone, and everything: Lily Aldrige, A$Ap Rocky, Sean “Diddy Combs,” Paris Jackson, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Brie Larson, Frank Ocean, the top of a soap dispenser and a pretty typical beige square tile. Fun! Except, probably not fun for whoever in there actually had to use the bathroom.
Eva Chen, erstwhile editor-in-chief of Lucky, posted a bathroom selfie herself. But she opted for a more intimate take. And by intimate, I mean the photo just included herself and Reese Witherspoon. “It’s not a party until you hang out with @reesewitherspoon in the ladies room,” she wrote. I guess I’ve never really been to a party then, huh? Really makes you think.
Priyanka Chopra — looking like the Carmen Sandiego 2017 needs — posted a candid photo of herself joined by Armie Hammer, Elizabeth Chambers and Nick Jonas. “Good times with good people,” she wrote. How nice.
If you take a selfie at the Met Gala, and nobody else is in it, are you even really famous? Do you even really exist? These are all legitimate questions for Janelle Monae, who did just that.
Salma Hayek was very excited to be seated next to Roger Federer and maybe has a crush on him. “I was so lucky to be seated next to Roger Federer last night at the Met Ball he is very nice and so funny when he is not playing tennis.” Yeah, hot dudes make me write in run on sentences too, girl.
Bobby Cannavale and Rose Byrne
Bobby Cannavale — star of the unfortunately canceled “Vinyl” — shared a picture of his partner, Rose Byrne, bathed in a pinkish light and honestly, it’s so beautiful. “My girl last night at #MetBall2017,” he wrote. I know this isn’t a selfie, but it still broke the rules and it’s still extremely heartwarming, so there.
Alexander Wang can pretty much do whatever he wants. And for some reason, he found it imperative to share a candid photo of Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid and Amy Schumer, the latter with a look of purely distilled fear in her eye. “#Sisters reunited,” he wrote. Whatever that means.
Kim Kardashian — who dressed like a very glamorous, virginal peasant — is so old school that she shared a selfie on Snapchat. Is she the only celeb who hasn’t mostly given up on the platform? Anyway, this one is important because Rihanna is in it serving looks, okay?