Inside the Met Gala get-togethers: Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber and Cardi B set free as they dance on tables, getting into burgers… what’s more, check assuming they made the best dressed list
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit, otherwise called the Met Gala, is considered by a lot of people as the ‘Super Bowl of big name red floor coverings’
The alluring occasion occurred on Monday, May 2 in the Upper East side area in New York City
The current year’s clothing standard was ‘plated style’ to match the topic of ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion,’ a continuation of last year’s ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’
They went through the evening wearing their luxury and keeping up with their balance as they went to the yearly Met Gala and followed the Gilded Glamor topic.
However the stars rushed to set free as they ventured off honorary pathway and made a beeline for different all-nighters across the city later in the evening.
While they might have been behaving as well as possible inside the advantage – where tickets can cost up to $35,000 each – any semblance of Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber and Cardi B were quick to relax as they party bounced after the occasion,
the likes of Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber and Cardi B were keen to let their hair down as they party hopped after the event,
Dancing on the tables, tucking into Popeyes burgers and checking if they made the best dressed list: Inside the Met Gala afterparties as the likes of Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber and Cardi B let loose
No doubt feeling the strain after a night walking the red carpet and famous long staircase in their towering heels, Kendall and Hailey were seen chilling out on the sofa after changing into their afterparty looks.
Despite looking ready to tear up the town, it seemed the ladies needed a quick rest before they hit the dancefloor, with Hailey also spotted scrolling through her phone – no doubt checking to see if her outfit earlier had earned her a spot on the various best dressed lists.
The model, 25, had turned heads earlier in the night as she arrived at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in a custom Yves Saint Laurent white gown with a feather trim coat.
Yet she moved away from the Gilded Glamour theme for an afterparty held at Zero Bond as she slipped into a pair of tiny leather hotpants and a barely-there bralet.
Loving life: Across town Cardi B was hosting her own afterparty with Playboy at the Standard, and seemed to show no signs of fatigue as she was spotted dancing on the tables
She had filled her brows back to their normal look for the afterparty, however, and swapped her ballgown for a sheer lace co-ord that fully exposed her pink lingerie and slender physique.
Across town Cardi B was hosting her own afterparty with Playboy at the Standard, and seemed to show no signs of fatigue as she was spotted dancing on the tables.
Chilling out: No doubt feeling the strain after a night walking the red carpet and famous long staircase in their towering heels, Kendall and Hailey were seen chilling out on the sofa after changing into their afterparty looks
Mixing things up: Kendall had made her Gala entrance in a stunning voluminous Prada gown boasting a billowing skirt yet later swapped her ballgown for a sheer lace co-ord that fully exposed her pink lingerie and slender physique
She made it! Hailey was spotted scrolling through her phone – no doubt checking to see if her outfit earlier had earned her a spot on the various best dressed lists
Before and after: Hailey had donned a custom Yves Saint Laurent white gown then later moved away from the Gilded Glamour theme for an afterparty as she slipped into a pair of tiny leather hotpants and a barely-there bralet for the afterparty
For the gala, the Bronx native, 29, had wowed in a figure-hugging gold Versace look adorned with coins and chains that showed off her curves.
She later changed things up and opted for a plunging black dress with gold embellishment on the bodice and a backless design that highlighted her many tattoos.
With a variety of afterparties being thrown across the city, everyone was pulling out the stops to ensure they could attract the best guests, with designer LaQuan Smith putting on a spread of burgers from Popeyes for his attendees to snack on.
Bleary-eyed: Cara Delevingne appeared equally worse for wear as she was held up by Vanessa Hudgens and Megan Thee Stallion while leaving the raucous Met Gala afterparty – after going topless at iconic event
No slowing down! Across town Cardi B was hosting her own afterparty with Playboy at the Standard, and seemed to show no signs of fatigue as she was spotted dancing on the tables
Wow: For the gala, the Bronx native, 29, had wowed in a figure-hugging gold Versace look adorned with coins and chains but later changed things up and opted for a plunging black dress with gold embellishment on the bodice
Throwing shapes: Cardi shared a clip of Normani letting loose inside her party
Striking looks: Normani had wowed in a velvet co-ord with a bubble skirt before changing into a puff sleeve jacket and satin leggings to attend Cardi B’s afterparty
Normani parties with Megan Thee Stallion, Lizzo and Cardi B
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit, also known as the Met Gala, is considered by many as the ‘Super Bowl of celebrity red carpets.’
Fashion’s biggest night is traditionally held the first Monday in May to raise money for the Costume Institute in New York City, with last year’s event moved to September due to the pandemic.
This year’s dress code was ‘gilded glamour’ to match the theme of ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion,’ a continuation of last year’s ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.’
Making moves: Gemma Chan shared a snap alongside the likes of Emma Stone, HoYeon Jung Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas, Chloe Moretz and Cynthia Erivro as they headed to an afterparty on a coach
Fun times: Brooklyn Beckham seemed in high spirits as he enjoyed a glass of wine inside the afterparty with new wife Nicola Peltz, who had changed into a stunning mint green gown
Snap happy: The son of David and Victoria Beckham seemed to be having the time of his life as he posed for snaps with his pal
Handy husband: Nicola was delighted that her partner kept hold of her drink and accessories on the dance floor
Quick change: While Brooklyn opted to stay in his cream Valentino suit, Nicola changed out of her plunging hot pink gown and into a flowing mint green dress with striking cut out detailing
Tickets for the glitzy event can reportedly cost up to $35,000 apiece, while prices for a table range from $200,000 to $300,000, with last year’s bash raking in a whopping $16.4 million for the Met’s Costume Institute.
Regina King, power couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, and Lin-Manuel Miranda hosted this time, taking over from Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman and Naomi Osaka.
Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour once again supervised the benefit as chairwoman, a position she’s held since 1995. Her fellow honorary co-chairs are designer Tom Ford and Instagram head Adam Mosseri.
Yum: With a variety of afterparties being thrown across the city, everyone was pulling out the stops, with designer LaQuan Smith putting on a spread of burgers from Popeyes (pictured: Teyana Taylor)
Tuck in: After no doubt keeping things healthy in the lead up to the Gala, the likes of Brooks Nader and Haley Kalil seemed delighted to be able to tuck into some fast food
As usual, the sartorial theme comes from the exhibit the gala launches: ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion,’ which is the second of star curator Andrew Bolton’s two-part show exploring the roots of American style.
Bolton said eight directors created what he called ‘cinematic vignettes’ in the period rooms of the American Wing of the museum.
This exhibit will showcase some lesser-known designers, and also some top film directors, including Sofia Coppola, Martin Scorsese, host King, and last year’s Oscar winner Chloé Zhao.
The other four are Ford, the celebrated fashion designer who’s also an acclaimed film director, Janicza Bravo (Zola), Julie Dash (Daughters Of The Dust) and Autumn de Wilde (who directed the Jane Austen adaptation Emma. and is also a photographer).
Sequinned sirens: Lily James looked lovely in lilac while Sara Sampaio was gorgeous in gold as they hit the afterparties
Ready to go: Kourtney Kardashian and fiancé Travis Barker were spotted heading to a Met Gala afterparty hand in hand
Beautiful in black: Winnie Harlow, Maisie Williams and Megan Thee Stallion opted for muted ensembles
Pretty in prints: Camila Cabello rocked a feathered mini dress and fur coat while Olivia Rodrigo looked sensational in a pink and red tweed dress with cut outs on the waist
Cute couple: – Kaia Gerber wowed in a feathered silver gown as she partied with boyfriend Austin Butler
Similar to the September event, there were 400 guests this year, lower than the pre-pandemic highs of 500-600 attendees.
The first part of the exhibition will remain on display in the rooms of the Anna Wintour Costume Center, along with the second part, until September 5.
More than half the pieces in the opening exhibition will be rotated out and garments from designers not yet featured will go on display.
The Met Gala is a huge money-maker for the museum, and provides the Costume Institute with its main source of funding.
Sizzling: La La Anthony left little to the imagination in a see-through pale blue lace dress while Kacey Musgraves stunned in a green checkered co-ord and Laura Harrier dazzled in a glittering purple mini dress
Supermodel squad: Jasmine Tookes, Miranda Kerr, Sara Sampaio, and Lily Aldridge proved to be the ultimate supermodel squad as they posed up outside the after party venue before heading inside
Blue-tiful: Karlie Kloss, Erykah Badu and Joan Smalls opted for blue ensembles to hit the town in
Delightful duo: Alicia Keys wowed in silver sequinned gown as she attended a party with Swizz Beatz
Fearless fashion: Jared Leto rocked a black polkadot mesh top beneath a black satin blazer, Sebastian Stan opted for an oversized navy jacket and Gunna layered a black vest over a white button-down shirt with the sleeves cut off
Fun times: Ansel Elgort and his girlfriend Violetta Komyshan looked smitten as they headed to a party while Chloe Moretz headed out with her pal HoYeon Jung
Here come the girls! Billie Eilish donned bunny ears for the afterparty while Cara Delevingne slipped into a silver sequinned mini dress and Molly Sims opted for a sparkling trouser suit
Cute couple: Kieran Culkin and his wife Jazz Charton were spotted at Cardi B’s afterparty
Chic and cheerful: Janelle Monáe wowed in a pair of rabbit ears and a sequinned mini dress while Dove Cameron also opted for all-black but paired a busty little black dress with a glittering jacket
Strutting their stuff: (L-R) Gemma Chan, Camila Mendes, Rosalia and Danai Gurira wowed in their afterparty looks
Perfect pair: Alexa Chung wowed in a glamorous white gown as she joined Matthew Hitt at the afterparty while Paul Mescal joined his girlfriend Phoebe Bridgers at an event