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.