Thanks to Some Rule Breakers, We Got an Inside Look at the Star-Studded Met Gala

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!)

Pictured: Barbie Ferreira, Jonathan Simkhai, Lourdes Leon, Chloe Fineman, Julia Garner, Nia Dennis, Ella Emhoff, and Kristine Froseth

Pictured: Lil Nas X and Frank Ocean

Pictured: Halle Bailey and Rachel Zegler

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Pictured: Timothée Chalamet, Kid Cudi, and Virgil Abloh

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Pictured: Gigi Hadid and Rosé

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Pictured: Megan Thee Stallion and Olivia Rodrigo

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Pictured: Olivia Rodrigo and Megan Thee Stallion

Pictured: Pete Davidson, Lil Uzi Vert, Jack Harlow, Erykah Badu, and Lil Nas X

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Pictured: Nikkie de Jager and Mj Rodriguez

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Pictured: Simu Liu and Gemma Chan

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Pictured: Chloe and Halle Bailey

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Pictured: Timothée Chalamet, Ashton Durrand Sanders, and A$AP Rocky

Pictured: Gigi Hadid, Paloma Elsesser, Rosalía, and Heron Preston

Pictured: Benito Skinner, Finneas O'Connell, and Shawn Mendes

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Pictured: Eva Chen, Prabal Gurung, and Amanda Gorman

Pictured: Kris and Kendall Jenner

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Pictured: Rosé, Talia Ryder, and Olivia Rodrigo

Pictured: Lorde and Rachel Zegler

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Pictured: Sha'Carri Richardson and Kehlani

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Pictured: Kendall Jenner and Ashton Durrand Sanders

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Pictured: Eva Chen, Amanda Gorman, and Timothée Chalamet

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Pictured: Erykah Badu and Lil Nas X

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Pictured: Lourdes Leon and Barbie Ferreira

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Pictured: Russell Westbrook and Eva Chen

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Pictured: Ashton Durrand Sanders and Chloe and Halle Bailey

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Pictured: Rosalía and Winnie Harlow

Pictured: Rachel Zegler and Simu Liu

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Pictured: Nikkie de Jager and Megan Fox

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Pictured: KiKi Layne and Ashton Durrand Sanders

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Pictured: Tracee Ellis Ross and Erykah Badu