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

    So Justin Bieber looked, er, a bit unrecognizable.

    If you're anything like me, then you know that your chances of realistically being invited to the Met Gala are pretty slim.

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    But not zero!

    Still, the fascination continues! Details on what exactly goes on inside the Met Gala are kept pretty tight, but some photos have emerged from this year's event — "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" — that help shed a little bit of light on what went on:

    1. This year, the Great Hall of the museum had a big ol' tree in the center:

    Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

    2. Then, it appears as if guests walked through a leafy womb to be birthed into the main party room:

    Cindy Ord / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

    3. This year's festivities seemed to be in the room with the Temple of Dendur, which you might recognize from When Harry Met Sally:

    Cindy Ord / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

    Obviously, it is a tad more done up here.

    4. Here's a close-up of the tables, which feature plates that in my peasant brain resemble salami:

    Cindy Ord / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

    5. And here's what the room looked like at night! See how those trees glow!

    Cindy Ord / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

    6. Of course, one of the many perks of going to the Met Gala is that you get a first-look view at the year's exhibit:

    Cindy Ord / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

    7. But of course, one big reason why you're (probably) here is the celebs. Check out the Versace table, which includes Maluma looking like he's having the time of his life sans red jacket:

    Maluma, Donatella Versace, Lil Nas X, Stephen Curry, Aisha Curry, Lupita Nyong'o, Channing Tatum pose for a photo
    Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

    8. Another shot of Maluma having a hoot, alongside Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, and Eiza González.

    Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

    9. Then there's Lorde and Timothée Chalamet looking very dashing in white:

    Cindy Ord / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

    10. Troye Sivan, Ella Emhoff, and Maisie Williams looking like a friendship group that I wouldn't want to cross:

    Cindy Ord / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

    11. Hailey Bieber with Kris and Kendall Jenner, who I hope is enjoying her martini:

    Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

    12. Pete Davidson looking content by some statues:

    Cindy Ord / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

    13. Then there were the couples! Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes having, er, a moment:

    Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

    14. Swizz Beatz and and Alicia Keys going somewhere together:

    Alicia wore sheer top and tulle skirt with a long train
    Jamie Mccarthy / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

    15. And Bennifer having a nice time, I don't know:

    Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

    16. The co-chairs — Amanda Gorman, Timothée Chalamet, Naomi Osaka, and Billie Eilish — all gave a talk:

    Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

    17. Where Billie had changed outfits from the main red carpet:

    Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

    18. Plus, singing! Which included Tony Award–winning performer Audra McDonald:

    Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

    19. Grammy-nominated artist Mykal Kilgore:

    Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

    20. And this man:

    Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

    21. This man is Justin Bieber:

    Justin performed in a demin jacket, jeans, and a balaclava
    Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

    22. All very normal stuff!

    Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

    There we have it, folks! You can read more BTS facts about the Met Gala here.

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