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How effective is the ‘no selfie’ rule at the Met Gala?

Read on to find out if it can overcome celebs’ selfie temptation.

It’s official! After facing many obstacles in the last couple of years, The Met Gala, or what is also known as fashion’s biggest night, has reclaimed its spot on the calendar and is back to taking place on the first Monday in May.

People all over the world will be waiting tomorrow to see the most iconic red carpet looks; however, if you’re anything like us, we’d say you’re even more excited to see which celebrities will break the rules and publish legendary behind the scenes pictures.

But what exactly do we mean by breaking the rules? Well, in case you didn’t know, the Met Gala’s organizers have set a strict ‘no phone rule’ in 2015 to ban the use of phones for photographs and social media, wanting to redirect their guests’ focus to the event and the art surrounding them. While these regulations might have been effective for a while, Kylie Jenner‘s viral ‘Billion Dollar Selfie’ in 2017 defied them all and paved the way for other celebrities to post their own sneaky snapshots, proving that all that is banned is desired.

Following the reality star’s picture, many other photos sent fans into a frenzy when they were released; here’s a quick look at a few of them:

  • Model Winnie Harlow posed for a quick photo with fellow stars and models including Indya Moore, Quannah Chasinghorse, Gigi Hadid, Lily Aldridge, Precious Lee and Taylor Hill. 
  •  Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X bring out their silly faces for a Met Gala selfie.
  • Music stars Megan Thee Stallion took a selfie, showing that kissy faces are cool even when you’re at the Met Gala.  
  • Jennifer Hudson shared her favorite moment of the night, which included catching up with Alicia Keys at their VIP table.

Social media now feeds on these annual selfies, which do respect the Met Gala’s exclusivity in some way, seeing that they (sadly) do not reveal what actually goes on during the event; however, the Met Gala’s organizers will have to work a little harder to stop celebs from sharing a few moments with their fans and going viral once again.

When it comes to us, we’ll be patiently waiting to see a few prohibited snaps on our feed and we surely cannot wait to get an insider view at the ‘In-America: An Anthology of Fashion‘-themed night. For those interested in live streaming the event, you can watch the red carpet on E! starting at 6 p.m. ET to see Regina King, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds and Lin-Manuel Miranda, the official co-chairs and hosts of the event in action.