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.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Met Gala - Benito Skinner, Finneas O'Connell, Shawn Mendes
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Finneas found himself next to Shawn Mendes and had to bring over Benito Skinner, a comedian who often parodies the singer.

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

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

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Met Gala - Sza, Kehlani, Normani
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"Baddies" SZA, Kehlani and Normani got down at an afterparty.

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

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Met Gala - Winnie Harlow, Gigi Hadid
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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.

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Met Gala - Virgil Abloh, Kid Cudi
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Kendall Jenner was definitely into the tunes from Kid Cudi at one of the many afterparties.

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Met Gala - Sha'Carri Richardson, Kehlani

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

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Met Gala - Billie Eilish

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

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

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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.

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

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

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Met Gala - Timothee Chalamet, Kid Cudi
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Co-chair Timothée Chalamet broke the no-selfies rule — wonder if Anna Wintour gave the okay?

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Met Gala - Olivia Rodrigo, Megan Thee Stallion
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Megan Thee Stallion snapped a kissy selfie with fellow music star Olivia Rodrigo.

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

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Met Gala - Margaret Qualley

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

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

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

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

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

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Met Gala - Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys
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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.

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Met Gala - Dominic Cooper, Gemma Chan
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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.

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

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

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

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Met Gala - Barbie Ferreira, Chloe Fineman, Lourdes Leon
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The gala is famous for its bathroom selfies, and SNL's Chloe Fineman wasn't going to let the night end without sharing one.

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Met Gala - Chloe x Hailey
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Sisters Chloë and Halle Bailey had the light just right.

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

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Met Gala - Timothee Chalamet, Lil Nas X
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Timothée Chalamet and Lil Nas X showed off their best fashion faces.

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

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

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

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

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