In 2014, Ellen DeGeneres tweeted an Oscar selfie liked by more than 2.38 million people, posing alongside Bradley Cooper, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Lupita Nyong’O, Jared Leto, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence.
That’s hard to beat, but Kylie Jenner made a fine attempt tonight at the 2017 Met Gala, snapping a bathroom selfie with celebrities that scored more than 1.6 million likes on Instagram.
The Puma ambassador smiled for the camera with her sisters Kim Kardashian West and Kendall Jenner as well as A$AP Rocky, Lily Aldridge, Paris Jackson, Brie Larson, Ashton Sanders, Frank Ocean, Diddy and other guests — breaking with the soiree’s ban on social media photos from inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
For the occasion, Kylie teamed sandals with a nude Versace dress that was heavily embellished with sparkling bead detail and fringe.
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The annual fundraiser launched the museum’s “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” exhibit with a parade of stars in edgy head-to-toe style.
And while netizens reacted en masse with excitement to the Lip-Kit cosmetics entrepreneur’s star-studded photo, many of them took to social media with their own observations on “fashion’s biggest night out” — some salty, some sweet.
Dakota Johnson, who also defied house rules, was praised for lighting up a cigarette at the museum.
Jennifer Lopez cut a chic figure in an ethereal powder blue dress, but some social media commenters thought the look brought to life the animated “Frozen” princess Elsa. Others who chimed in on Instagram deemed J.Lo a lost member of the ’70s gospel group The Clark Sisters — comparing the look to the retro caftan styles seen on the sisters’ previous album covers.
The diva’s date, Alex Rodriguez, also wasn’t spared by eagle-eyed fans, who called out a candid moment when the former New York Yankees star was seen admiring her Valentino gown.
Also caught on the carpet was actress Sarah Paulson’s reaction to Madonna dressed in Moschino — hilariously captured with her mouth agape in awe of the singer.
Meanwhile, Diddy’s very casual pose on the Met Gala steps, wearing a black suit with Louboutins, was superimposed on Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album by a clever Instagram user.
Model Grace Hartzel channeled an anime-like character, but her heavy eyeliner, corkscrew curls and bold red lip scored comparisons to Bette Davis’ character in “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?”
Jeers and cheers were plentiful on social media platforms.
Rihanna, dressed in Comme des Garçons, was featured in a quirky Instagram post that highlighted her strappy heels, under the caption, “Girl, I am this close.” And some observers thought Solange Knowles looked like she arrived for a pool party.