The Excessive Bathroom Selfies Were the Most Relatable Thing About the Met Gala
I was wearing vintage denim, not couture; my locale was a neighbourhood dive bar rather than New York City's most iconic museum. But like a number of celebrities who attended the Met Gala last night, I walked into the bathroom, was feeling my look, and thus snapped a quick mirror selfie before heading back into the noisy fray. And that, folks, may be the one thing I have in common with the attendees of the fashion industry's biggest party of the year.
In the case of the A-listers at the ball, bathroom 'grams were the easiest way to skirt the event's strict "no selfie" rule—which you might liken to our general embarrassment of taking GPOYs in public, hence the temptation of doing so in the privacy of a locked restroom. Unsurprisingly, Kylie Jenner led the charge on the most memorable snap of the night, assembling a crew of models, sisters, sisters' rumoured boyfriends, a vaguely pained-looking Brie Larson, and Diddy to populate the frame.
But Jenner's was hardly the only rule-bending Instagram shot of the night. Keep scrolling to check out more of the best rebellious bathroom selfies below. (Celebs—they're just like us!)
Alexa Chung flew solo for hers—and if you're wondering about that smoldering eye shadow, Charlotte Tilbury used her Luxury Palette ($80) in The Rock Chick.
How's this for some behind-the-scenes mayhem, as snapped by Emily Ratajkowski?
(How does bathroom lighting still suit Emrata?)
Sofia Richie evidently sent this snap over to hairstylist Keith Carpenter to assure him that yes, his handiwork was holding up quite nicely.
Model Sonia Ben Ammar snuck her money shot in the hallway.