It was a matter of time – minutes, perhaps – for someone to break the “no selfie” rule at the 2017 Met Gala. And who better than Kylie Jenner to break it in the most memorable way?
The reality TV and social media star registered what was possibly the most memorable moment of the night: a bathroom selfie. But it is not your common bathroom selfie. It is an epic, VIP “annual bathroom selfie,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It’s like FOMO, but for famous people.
Wearing a Versace champagne dress and Lorraine Schwartz jewels, the youngest Jenner got the whole crew together for an improvised, brief photo shoot.
Let’s see, from left to right: actor Ashton Sanders, model Luka Sabbat, social media princess Kylie Jenner, rapper A$AP Rocky looking very comfortable next to Kendall Jenner – sparking dating rumours even more–, Paris Jackson, Kim Kardashian looking messianic as usual, right in the middle, model Lily Aldridge, actress Michelle Monaghan, epic record producer Sean “Diddy” Combs, singer Frank Ocean, model Slick Woods, actress Brie Larson, actress Elizabeth Chambers, and we’re even missing a couple of celebrities.
Jackson and Larson later reposted the picture, and the Oscar winner added: “I needed to go to the bathroom and ended up famous.”
Monaghan also shared the selfie, uploading a cropped close-up from a different angle, adding “When you photobomb all the cool kids. #MetGala #girlsbathroom #selfiecentral.” Chambers also shared her own selfie, writing, “Ain’t no party like a restroom party.”
Kim Kardashian West, who was rocking a Vivienne Westwood dress, shared a Snapchat from the shoot. The reality TV star showed up at the Met Gala without her iconic date, and she later told André Leon Talley that the rapper was at home, “taking some time off and really loving that.”
What “no social media” policy?
In order to keep “the most important night of fashion” as exclusive as possible, in 2015 a new policy was implemented: no social media allowed – stating that it was “solely to do with guests’ security and enjoyment of the event.” Now, it isn’t taken as seriously as it once was.
During Katy Perry’s performance, Halle Berry and Nick Jonas took the liberty of recording a few videos for their Instagram Stories.
Paris Jackson, besides being a part of the bathroom selfie complot, also posted an Instagram photo of herself sitting on the bathroom floor with Bella Hadid smoking a cigarette – breaking the “no smoking” rule as well –, Lara Stone and Ruby Rose.
Rita Ora also published a selfie on Snapchat, while Stella McCartney posted her own selfie, with some great company: Kate Bosworth, Dakota Johnson, and Maggie Gyllenhaal.