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    34 Photos That Show What The Met Gala's Really Like On The Inside That Might Make You Say, "Oh My"

    Meanwhile, ordering a sandwich was the fanciest part of my Monday night.

    Another year, another Met Gala! As the whole affair is notoriously private once you get past the massive steps, I'm personally always a fan of any glimpses of what the Gala itself looks like.

    Blake Lively posing on the red carpet

    So, here are some of the best behind-the-scenes pics from the 2022 Met Gala:

    1. First, let's take a moment to appreciate the decor! The main festivities take place by the Temple of Dendur:

    Several long tables decorated with flowers and mismatched chairs

    2. Behold, the place cards for Michael Kors and Ciara:

    3. I don't know if you're just here to see pictures of celebrities, but look at the variety of chairs! The tablecloths!

    Chairs of various types and colors set at tables with fancy floral tablecloths

    4. And, of course, a massive floral arch that greeted guests as they walked in:

    5. Plus, an aerial shot. Presumably, it looked different IRL, but the left side wall is giving me "Windows Vista desktop background":

    The walls of the event have giant TV screens showing forests and nature

    6. Here are some of the hors d'oeuvres! I am too poor to know what they are:

    A waiter holds a tray with four small glasses with a jelly-like ball inside

    7. The Great Hall was decked out with a Statue of Liberty art installation:

    The arm of the Statue of Liberty, with golden swirls running from the torch down the length of the arm

    8. And elements from the exhibition were placed around the museum:

    An old timey–looking room with colorful images projected on the floor and ceiling

    9. So much to do! So much to see!

    A bunch of people walking around an art exhibit with a giant title card that says "In America: An Anthology of Fashion"

    10. Alright, now let's get to the celebs. Here's Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds looking like a scene out of a princess movie:

    Ryan and Blake walking arm-in-arm as people around them say hello

    11. Evan Mock and Austin Butler had a bev and a chat:

    12. Quannah Chasinghorse got into the music:

    Quannah smiling as musicians play the saxophone and tuba around her

    13. As did Janelle Monáe:

    Janelle smiling and showing appreciation to a seated group of musicians playing string instruments

    14. And Jon Batiste and Cynthia Erivo:

    Jon and Cynthia smiling and dancing with each other as a band plays around them

    15. Sarah Jessica Parker and Bryan Lourd had a chat:

    16. As did Emma Stone and Shawn Mendes:

    17. Cynthia Erivo appeared to give Bradley Cooper some reassurance:

    Cynthia with her hand on Bradley's shoulder

    18. Joe Jonas and Emma Stone enjoyed the exhibition:

    19. Jon Batiste and James Corden held hands:

    20. As did Janelle Monáe and Jack Harlow:

    21. Co-chairs Blake Lively and Lin-Manuel Miranda gave a speech, which included some pointing:

    Blake pointing at someone in the crowd as she reads from a card

    22. Leslie Odom Jr. performed:

    Leslie singing as dancers perform around him

    23. As did Kacey Musgraves:

    24. And Lenny Kravitz got people going:

    Lenny playing the guitar on a stage

    25. Questlove, Anderson .Paak, Megan Thee Stallion, Lizzo, and SZA had a boogie:

    26. Hailey Bieber and Bella Hadid caught up:

    27. And I don't know what's going on here, but look at Ryan Reynolds and Hillary Clinton:

    Hillary Clinton seated at a table as Ryan Reynolds talks to someone nearby

    28. Anna Wintour appeared to re-create that scene from The Shining:

    Anna standing in front of backdrop that makes it look like there's a sea of red roses behind her

    29. Kerry Washington, Vanessa Hudgens, Simone Ashley, Ariana DeBose, and Anitta partied together:

    30. Naomi Campbell, Kerry Washington, and Gabrielle Union took a selfie, as Dwyane Wade gave his best pose on the sidelines:

    31. Emily Ratajkowski, Lily James, Gigi Hadid, and Donatella Versace all sat together:

    32. The KarJenners posed for a pic:

    33. As did the boyfriends:

    34. Finally, Pete Davidson, Kim Kardashian, Corey Gamble, and Hugh Jackman all hung out: