30 Best Celebrity Instagrams From the 2014 Met Gala

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Last night was the glitziest, most glamorous evening in the fashion universe: the Met Costume Institute Gala. Also known as the Met Ball or “Fashion Prom,” the Gala brings Hollywood and the fashion industry together to celebrate the opening of the Costume Institute’s latest exhibit. This year’s exhibit is a retrospective on Charles James, known for his structured aesthetic and glamorously elegant gowns. Most of last night’s ball gowns didn’t stray far from a classic style, but as the Met Gala is known for experimental fashion (remember Kim Kardashian’s wearable Givenchy garden from last year?) there were a few outliers. Namely, Rihanna (who stunned in Stella McCartney), Cara Delevingne (also in Stella), and everyone who wore Prada — including the normally flawless Lupita Nyong’o, who was some kind of mermaid trapped in a fishing net? I guess?

Without a live stream this year, we were forced to live the evening vicariously through the endless flood of red carpet photos. But fortunately, the celebrities and designers were having so much fun, they all Instagrammed the whole thing. Click through for the best snaps of the night, from the Rodarte sisters’ girl gang with Kirsten Dunst and Sofia Coppola to a Yeezus/Sheezus meetup between Kanye West and Lily Allen.

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Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss

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Beyoncé and Jay Z

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Solange Knowles, Lupita N’yongo, Beyoncé, Sarah Paulson

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Michael Kors, Jessica Joffe, Chiwetel Ejiofor in the men’s bathroom (scandalous!)

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Sarah Silverman

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Here’s a girl gang we would not want to mess with: Laura Mulleavy, Kate Mulleavy, Sofia Coppola, Kirsten Dunst

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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and Anna Wintour

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Shailene Woodley and Lena Dunham

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Rihanna

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Riccardo Tisci, Naomi Campbell, and Erykah Badu

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Zoe Saldana and Michael Kors

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Lupita Nyong’o

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Frank Ocean by Margot Robbie (Her caption: “#frankocean #metball losing my mind!”)

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Yeezus and Sheezus (Kanye West and Lily Allen)

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Joan Smalls, Lily Aldridge, Kendall Jenner, Ming Xi

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Cara Delevingne, Zooey Deschanel, Riley Keough, Zoe Kravitz, Hayden Panettiere, Nicole Richie

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Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, Stella McCartney, Kate Bosworth, Reese Witherspoon

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Cara Delevingne getting a “nappy change” from Lily Allen

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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, emerging from suburban seclusion to remind people how beautiful they are.

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Future rocking the man bun.

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

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Jessica Alba, Jessica Joffe, David O. Russell, Selena Gomez, Diane Von Furstenberg

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Rita Ora

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Nicole Richie

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Reese Witherspoon, Kate Bosworth, Stella McCartney, Cara Delevingne

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Anne Hathaway in the least revealing crop top ever created.

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Dita Von Teese in Zac Posen, admiring Posen’s predecessor in the elegant ball gown department, Charles James.

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Domenico Dolce and Kate Upton

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Emma Stone

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Jourdan Dunn and Chanel Iman