Met Gala 2018: Best celebrity snaps from inside the ball

The Met Gala will forever be known as the 'Oscars of fashion'. And while us outsiders are able to catch a glimpse of the red carpet arrivals with the help of E! News and Vogue's social media live stream, Anna Wintour's invite-only gala leaves us dying to know what happens when the cameras shut off (unless you have $30K to spare for a ticket).

Thanks to Instagram, having a sneak peek of what goes down behind the closed doors of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a blessing. From the epic bathroom selfies to the awkward celeb run-ins (we're looking at you Cardi-B and Nikki Minaj), it's safe to say we live for the BTS moments more than the actual red carpet.

From Offset smiling with Donatella Versace to Shawn Mendes wearing Frances McDormand's crown, these are the photos from inside the 2018 Met Gala you never knew you needed to see.

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Met Gala 2018: Best celebrity snaps from inside the ball
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Met Gala 2018: Best celebrity snaps from inside the ball
SJP snapped with Kim Kardashian on her Insta Story.
Salma Hayek blessed us with this Instagram of a selfie alongside Pharell, his wife Helen, Naomi Watts and Ariana Grande
Eva Chen caught this epic moment of Bella Hadid helping out SZA with her headpiece.
Leave it to Kim K to capture this iconic moment of Cardi-B enjoying the night with mom, Kris Jenner.
Janelle Monae, Tessa Thompson, Daniel Kaluuya, Michael B. Jordan, Lena Waithe, John Boyega, Cynthia Erivo, Chadwick Boseman and Letitia Wright. 📸 @kevinmazur
Eva Chen blessed us with this photo of Cole Sprouse and SZA.
Hailey Baldwin claims this group shot is 'the best photo of the evening'. We kind of agree!
Troye Sivan captured fellow singer, Shawn Mendes wearing Frances McDormand's iconic crown from the red carpet. 
And another one...Shawn Mendes poses in model Winnie Harlow's crown too!
Winnie Harlow, Zendaya, Laura Harrier and Yara Shahidi pose on the stairs of the Met!
Gigi Hadid sharing this 'iconic' photo of Migos' Offset posing with Donatella Versace. 
k, there was no way all eleven of us would all look good in one photo but half of @lizakoshy is missing, we’re all looking at different cameras, and @virgilabloh you look like a bathing maiden in a Grecian myth 🧐. #metgala 2018 x Instagram table: so fun!
Kim K's Insta Story of Kylie and 'J-Rod' is everything and more.
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we’re extra af 🕊🖤
Thank you 2 Chainz for coming and your performance tonight!! 🔥🔥💋❤️ @hairweavekiller Versace After Party! #metgala
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A stunning performance by the Sistine Chapel Choir. With my two beautiful co hosts Rihanna and Amal Clooney. @badgalriri #amalclooney #metgala
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Kings. #MetGala
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