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Behind-the-scenes at the Met Gala: celebrities share their candid snaps of the biggest night in fashion

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When word reached us that Anna Wintour had imposed a selfie ban on the Met Gala, the most glamorous night in the fashion calendar, we have to admit to feeling a pang of disappointment.

Would we have the door of one of the world's most exclusive parties slammed in our face? Never to see who sat with who, who got overly friendly and who behaved badly. 

Let's not forget that this time last year the world was reeling over the Solange/Jay-Z fallout - so there's no denying that the Met is an event that isn't just famous for it's spectacular fashion. 

But mercifully our fears were unfounded. Because not even the first lady of fashion could stop those selfie loving celebrities from sharing a glimpse of the event with their ever-fascinated fans.

So from Justin Bieber snuggling up to Gaga to Amal Clooney getting fitted out by Galliano to bathroom hangouts to Kim's endless snaps (naturally), we bring you the best of the selfies from last night's Met Gala. Sorry Anna.

  • Katie Holmes gets ready in a room with a view

    "About to start getting ready for #metball#

    needmyteam! #lovemyteam #zacposen"

  • Diane Kruger gets red carpet ready. Step 1: nails

    "And so it begins..start with Nails ! And @chanelofficialof course ! #MET#ChineseRed#"

  • Step 2: hair

    "Secondly...have the best hair stylist in the world fly to NY just for you and do her magic ! No one can beat Perrine Rougemont ! We've been working together for 20 years (I wish this was a joke) and I trust her with my eyes closed ❤️@perrinerougemonthair"

  • And finally: make-up

    "Thirdly..make a make-up mess !! #MET#gettingready#"

  • Amal Clooney gets a fitting in the presence of fashion royalty

    "AMAL CLOONEY BEING FITTED BY JOHN GALLIANO FOR TONIGHT AT THE MET GALA. 

    #MetByTestino

    #MetGala 

    #AmalClooney

     #JohnGalliano;

    @VogueMagazine"

  • Stella, Cara and co. share a pre-arrival snap

    "Met Ball ready! #MetGala2015 #StellasWorld

    @caradelevingne 

    @zhuzhuclubheaven"

  • Solange makes a fierce arrival

    "SOLANGE KNOWLES ON THE RED CARPET.#MetByTestino #MetGala 

    @VogueMagazine

    @saintrecords"

  • Sofia and fiance Nick look loved up on the red carpet

    "God night NY!!❤️❤️❤️#hotpursuit"

  • The prince of pop knows his place when it comes to Lady Gaga

    "Me and the queen" 

  • Rihanna and Naomi snuggle up for a selfie

    "NAOMI CAMPBELL, RIHANNA AND LEE DANIELS.@Burberry 

    @Iamnaomicampbell

    @badgalriri@theoriginalbigdaddy 

    #MetByTestino 

    #MetGala

    @VogueMagazine"

  • The sisterhood of pop

    "Girls night out.......... Kissing the Ring........Finally!#metball"

  • Naturally, a seat at the Burberry table is the hottest ticket of the night

    "THE @BURBERRY TABLE TONIGHT, THANK YOU CHRISTOPHER BAILEY. 

    #MetByTestino 

    #MetGala

    @VogueMagazine

    @IamNaomiCampbel

    l#ChristopherBailey

    @officialjdunn 

    @JamesBayMusic"

  • George and Amal confirm the Honeymoon period has not worn off

    "MR AND MRS CLOONEY #MetByTestino 

    #MetGala

    @VogueMagazine"

  • Reese celebrates the night with her co-star and new BF

    "I think she loves me as much as I love her ?@sofiavergara"

  • Uma Thurman gets snapped by Testino

    "UMA THURMAN AND ANDRE BALAZS. #MetByTestino#MetGala 

    @VogueMagazine 

    @iThurman"

  • Friends forever?

    "The ladies! X Stella #StellasWorld #MetGala2015"

  • Kendall and her gang take a post-loo break picture

    "Bathroom selfie?"

  • Fashion royalty gather for a photo

    "Seriously! X Stella #StellasWorld #MetGala2015"

  • Kim reveals the inspiration for her Met look

    "Tonight's inspiration! Cher at the 1st ever Met Gala! I just met her and told her this photo was my inspiration for my dress tonight! She is so beautiful! So happy I met her!"

  • As she meets the woman herself

    "This beauty, this icon! I'm so so happy I met her!!!! We spoke about our amazing Armenian journeys! And that Bob Mackie gown she wore to the Met 1974"

  • Kanye looks happy to be in such great company

    "Met Gala with @theMarcJacobs and Cher!!!"

  • Pop royalty gather

    "Met @diplo x Kanye x @Madonna"

  • Sofia Vergara catches Reese in the act

    "I think I just cought hercheating on ne@reesewitherspoon"

  • Two of the most famous derrieres in the world make a grand exit

    "With my idol @jlo"

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