Each year, we wait patiently for fashion’s annual Met Gala. And each year our Instagram feed is hit with an onslaught of behind-the-scenes pics. So why the shortage of star-studded grams from last night’s ball? The event, overseen by Anna Wintour, was a social media–free zone for the first time ever, thanks to a newly enforced cell phone–photography ban.
The goal of the new regulation was to help ensure the security and enjoyment of the many A-listers in attendance. And while keeping the mystery alive is a concept we can definitely get behind, we did miss the usual flood of Insta-updates. Remember Cara Delevingne’s video of a tipsy Reese Witherspoon and Zooey Deschanel last year? Sequel, please!
Thankfully, there were plenty of pre- and post-party pics to make us feel like we were almost there. The usual suspects (ahem, Kim K.) were all about sharing, but even Instagram-newbie Marc Jacobs got in on a little selfie action. And if he can change his tune toward social media, maybe by next year Anna can, too. Fingers crossed.
By Keir Cullen Janey, Staff Writer
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