And just like that, another Met Gala has come and gone, and with it, a fresh batch of slightly chaotic celebrity selfies worth double-tapping. Each year, despite chairwoman Anna Wintour’s unspoken no-phone rule, attendees find a way to sneak Instagram photos galore inside the exclusive fashion event, giving us behind-the-scenes peeks at what goes down after the red carpet concludes.
This time around, there weren’t nearly as many attempts at re-creating the iconic bathroom selfies of years past, but we did get some unexpected run-ins. Lil Nas X was the undisputed selfie king, snapping pics with everyone from Billie Eilish to Timothée Chalamet while clad in his golden suit of armor. Meanwhile, Gigi Hadid hung out with Blackpink’s Rosé, and Rachel Zegler and Halle Bailey had the cutest Disney Princess meetup. Read ahead to see all the best celebrity Instagram pictures from inside the Met Gala and at various afterparties. (Pro tip: some of them are galleries, so be sure to scroll through for even more content!)