With a $25,000 price point, the Met Gala is one of the hottest tickets in the world, and the highly anticipated fashion extravaganza attracts a who's who of the industry. While a documentary of the evening is being produced and live streams gave fans access to the red carpet, we leave what goes on elsewhere to the stars themselves, sharing behind-the-scenes snaps from the hair and makeup chair to the dinner inside.
Instagram feeds were flooded with photos of celebrities posing throughout the night.
Kim Kardashian, who attended with her rapper husband Kanye West, mingled with the likes of music royalty Madonna and Lady Gaga – while also grabbing the chance to walk the white carpet with her “idol” Jennifer Lopez.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star dressed her womanly curves in a semi-transparent gown that featured silver embellishment, but left all attention to her famous derriere.
The back of Kim’s gown featured an exquisite feathered train, which she flaunted in one Instagram snap captioned “With my idol @jlo”.
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Her half-sister Kendall Jenner posed with their close friend Olivier Rousteing, the creative director of Balmain who is Kim's go-to man in Paris when it comes to dressing to impress. Posting a selfie of Olivier whispering in her ear, Kendall playfully captioned the image, “secrets? @olivier_rousteing”.
The 19-year-old model later shared a “bathroom selfie” with a gaggle of close friends including Jourdan Dunn, Cara Delevingne, Behati Prinsloo and Lily Donaldson.
Cara, meanwhile, appeared in several of her friends' snaps, seated close to Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Stella McCartney for the lavish dinner.
Sarah Jessica Parker, a regular at the Met Gala, fully embraced the China: Through the Looking Glass theme of the night, wearing a red fiery headdress by Philip Treacy.
The Sex and the City alum paired the eye-catching piece with a theatrical black dress and cape she had designed in collaboration with H&M.
For more behind-the-scenes snaps from the New York City affair, click on the photos above for the full gallery.