The stars aligned at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday, May 7, for the 2018 Met Gala. The fashion event’s co-chairs Anna Wintour, Rihanna, Amal Clooney and Donatella Versace were joined by A-list couples such as Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost as well as Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen.
But not every moment was captured on the livestream. Luckily, Us Weekly was on the red carpet and at Balmain’s afterparty at The Standard’s Boom Boom Room to catch all of the action!
5:38 p.m. ET: As Wintour posed for pictures, she ignored the photographers who asked about the reports that she plans to leave her position as editor-in-chief of Vogue.
5:41: George Clooney joked that his twins, Alexander and Ella, were hiding under their mother Amal’s Richard Quinn-designed outfit.
6:15: As Jonah Hill arrived, a reporter yelled, “Hey, Jonah! My name is Jonah too!” The actor turned around and flashed a peace sign.
7:03: The crowd went wild when Rihanna walked in wearing a white, pope-inspired Margiela minidress with a matching bishop’s hat.
7:30: Donald Glover yelled, “I’m inspired to be a good person” when asked about the inspiration behind his look.
8:01: Kris Jenner returned outside and texted on her iPhone, which had a Kimoji case. After speaking with Jaden Smith, Kris tried to adjust her daughter Kendall Jenner’s dress, prompting the model to whisper, “Mom, stop!”
8:18: Kris filmed her daughter Kylie Jenner’s arrival with boyfriend Travis Scott. Kylie greeted her mom with a big “Hi!” when she saw her. Kylie and Scott held hands and showed a lot of affection. Kris gave Scott a kiss on the cheek.
8:30: Madonna did the sign of the cross on a reporter like a priest would.
1:35: Lopez danced to Rihanna’s “What’s My Name?” as she arrived. She treated the hallway like a runway as people snapped pictures of her.
With reporting by Marc Lupo and Travis Cronin.
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