All the Crazy-Fun Photos Celebs Shared from Inside the 2021 Met Gala

Yes, the event allegedly has a no selfies rule, but no, that doesn't stop celebs from posing and posting. Here, some of the best inside gala and afterparty pics from the stars who went this year. (Note: Guests were required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and asked to wear masks inside the gala.)

01 of 40
Met Gala - Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X/Instagram

Funny faces on point! Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X let it all out in a silly selfie.

02 of 40
Met Gala - Alicia Keys
Simone Biles/Instagram

Simone Biles had a front-row seat to Alicia Keys' afterparty performance at Casa Cipriani.

03 of 40
Met Gala - Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams
Venus Williams/Instagram

Reunion! Tennis stars Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams got together for a grand slam snap.

04 of 40
Met Gala - Rihanna, Kathy Hilton
Kathy Hilton/Instagram

At Rihanna's afterparty, none other than Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fave Kathy Hilton scored a seat next to the hostess.

05 of 40
Met Gala - Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian/Instagram

Kim Kardashian, slightly less masked than on the red carpet, shared one smiley shot from a mystery "after party."

06 of 40
Met Gala - Amanda Gorman, Timothee Chalamet, Naomi Osaka, Billie Eilish
Eva Chen/Instagram

Eva Chen was up close with co-chairs Amanda Gorman, Timothée Chalamet, Naomi Osaka and Billie Eilish, who had a moment at the mic.

07 of 40
Met Gala - Benito Skinner, Finneas O'Connell, Shawn Mendes
Finneas O’Connell/Instagram

Finneas found himself next to Shawn Mendes and had to bring over Benito Skinner, a comedian who often parodies the singer.

08 of 40
Met Gala - Jackie Aina, Anna Wintour
Jackie Aina/Instagram

Maybe the no-selfies rule was meant to be broken: YouTuber Jackie Aina scored a snap with none other than Anna Wintour.

09 of 40
Met Gala -

Co-chair Timothée Chalamet posted enchanting images and video from one of the evening's performances.

10 of 40
Met Gala - Sza, Kehlani, Normani
Blair Caldwell/Instagram

"Baddies" SZA, Kehlani and Normani got down at an afterparty.

11 of 40
Met Gala - Tessa Thompson
Rebecca Hall/Instagram

Rebecca Hall snapped a pretty pic of her tablemate, Tessa Thompson, giving a glimpse at the centerpieces in the process.

12 of 40
Met Gala - Winnie Harlow, Gigi Hadid
Winnie Harlow/Instagram

Reaching new heights, Winnie Harlow posed with fellow stars and models including Indya Moore, Quannah Chasinghorse, Gigi Hadid, Lily Aldridge, Precious Lee and Taylor Hill.

13 of 40
Met Gala - Virgil Abloh, Kid Cudi
Kendall Jenner/Instagram

Kendall Jenner was definitely into the tunes from Kid Cudi at one of the many afterparties.

14 of 40
Met Gala - Sha'Carri Richardson, Kehlani
Kehlani/Instagram

Kehlani scored a snap with one of the night's many athletic attendees, runner Sha'carri Richardson.

15 of 40
Met Gala - Billie Eilish
JR/Instagram

Artist JR snapped a pic of Billie Eilish and her train heading into the event.

16 of 40
Met Gala - Russell Westbrook, Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova/Instagram

Maria Sharapova had another all-star run-in, this time with the NBA's Russell Westbrook.

17 of 40
Met Gala -

Don't forget the chefs! Marcus Samuelsson (in the red hat) chose 10 up-and-comers to help devise a plant-based menu for the evening.

18 of 40
Met Gala - Offset, Busta Rhymes
Winnie Harlow/Instagram

At one of the night's exclusive afterparties, Winnie Harlow got a peek of Busta Rhymes greeting Offset.

19 of 40
Met Gala - Justin Bieber
Venus Williams/Instagram

Venus Williams was among the many stars who posted snippets of Justin Bieber's gala performance.

20 of 40
Met Gala - Timothee Chalamet, Kid Cudi
Timothee Chalamet/Instagram

Co-chair Timothée Chalamet broke the no-selfies rule — wonder if Anna Wintour gave the okay?

21 of 40
Met Gala - Olivia Rodrigo, Megan Thee Stallion
Megan Thee Stallion/Instagram

Megan Thee Stallion snapped a kissy selfie with fellow music star Olivia Rodrigo.

22 of 40
Met Gala - Taraji P. Henson, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Tracee Ellis Ross
Erykah Badu/Instagram

Talk about an all-star selfie: Taraji P. Henson, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu and Tracee Ellis Ross hung during the gala.

23 of 40
Met Gala - Margaret Qualley
JR/Instagram

Artist JR found Margaret Qualley among one of the Met's many exhibits.

24 of 40
Met Gala - Yara Shahidi, Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X/Instagram

Lil Nas X and Yara Shahidi made for one sparkly pair inside the Met.

25 of 40
Met Gala - Timothee Chalamet, JR, Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova/Instagram

Maria Sharapova couldn't resist a pic with co-chair Timothée Chalamet and artist JR.

26 of 40
Met Gala - Lil Baby, Russell Westbrook
Lil Baby/Instagram

Russell Westbrook and Lil Baby posed for a pic while admiring the Met's art.

27 of 40
Met Gala - Lil Nas X, Addison Rae
Lil Nas X/Instagram

Lil Nas X shot a selfie with TikTok favorites Dixie D'Amelio and Addison Rae.

28 of 40
Met Gala - Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys
Jennifer Hudson/Instagram

Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys (and their epic trains) caught up at their very VIP table in what Hudson called her "favorite" moment of the night.

29 of 40
Met Gala - Dominic Cooper, Gemma Chan
Dominic Cooper/Instagram

Dominic Cooper shared an artsy pic with pal Gemma Chan. "A zesty reminder how much humans miss hanging out together," he wrote of the night.

30 of 40
Met Gala - Simu Liu
Alexis Ohanian/Instagram

Simu Liu greeted the hundreds of fans gathered outside of the museum, in a photo captured by Alexis Ohanian.

31 of 40
Met Gala - Megan Fox
Adrienne Warren/Instagram

Adrienne Warren caught her tablemate Megan Fox rocking out to one of the night's performances.

32 of 40
Met Gala - Jack Harlow, Lil Uzi Vert
Lil Nas X/Instagram

Lil Nas X was the night's Instagram MVP, capturing shots like this of Jack Harlow and Lil Uzi Vert.

33 of 40
Met Gala - Barbie Ferreira, Chloe Fineman, Lourdes Leon
Chloe Fineman/Instagram

The gala is famous for its bathroom selfies, and SNL's Chloe Fineman wasn't going to let the night end without sharing one.

34 of 40
Met Gala - Chloe x Hailey
Chloe Bailey/Instagram

Sisters Chloë and Halle Bailey had the light just right.

35 of 40
Met Gala - Serena Williams
Alexis Ohanian/Instagram

Proud husband Alexis Ohanian snapped a behind-the-scenes pic of Serena Williams working it.

36 of 40
Met Gala - Timothee Chalamet, Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X/Instagram

Timothée Chalamet and Lil Nas X showed off their best fashion faces.

37 of 40
Met Gala - Barbie Ferreira, Lourdes Leon
Barbie Ferreira/Instagram

Barbara Ferreira and Lourdes Leon took five in the Met Gala bathroom.

38 of 40
Met Gala - Simu Liu, Gemma Chan
Gemma Chan/Instagram

Gemma Chan cozied up to the man of the moment, Shang-Chi's Simu Liu.

39 of 40
Met Gala - Pete Davidson, Lil Uzi Vert, Jack Harlow, Erykah Badu, Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X/Instagram

In the bathroom, Pete Davidson, Lil Uzi Vert, Jack Harlow, Erykah Badu and Lil Nas X got together for a star-powered selfie.

40 of 40
Met Gala

Winnie Harlow was sure to snap a shot of the night's entertainment.

Related Articles