The great and the good of the showbiz word gathered at Up & Down in New York City to keep the celebrations going following the star-studded annual costume gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
While Hailey Bieber and BFF Kendall Jenner hit the dancefloor, Serena wasted no time in posing in the photobooth as guests tucked into an array of fast food treats including McDonald’s fries.
Belles of the ball: Hailey Bieber (left) and Kendall Jenner (right) were the first on the dancefloor at Kim Kardashian and Serena Williams’ star-studded, post Met Gala party, hosted at Up & Down in New York City on Monday night
Revellers were able to soak up the alcohol thanks to the freshly-served fast food on offer, with trays of McDonald’s fries wheeled out for everyone to feast on.
The celebrity hotspot was given a lavish makeover for the event, complete with glitterball, starry night sky ceiling and red tasseled detailing on the walls.
Party-goers couldn’t get over the quirky touches, taking to social media to share snaps of the food and decor as the event kicked off in style.
Hailey and Kendall were seen cutting loose on the dancefloor, sharing snaps and videos of their fun-filled antics as they partied to R&B and hip-hop tunes.
Meanwhile, hostess Serena posed up a storm in the photobooth, making the most of the evening following the main event, which she was co-chairing.
Chowing down: Guests tucked into an array of fast food treats including McDonald’s fries at the fun-filled party
Delicious: The salty fries were piled high they were wheeled out on trays decorated with sparklers
The Met Gala is the annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and is the most glittery and exclusive event on the New York fashion calendar.
It is famous for attracting luminaries of Hollywood, of fashion, music, sports, TV and the stage for an evening of fashion and charity to mark the museum’s spring exhibit.
This year, the exhibit and gala are dedicated to the idea of ‘camp,’ as defined by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay Notes on ‘Camp.’
The Met Gala, formally known as the Costume Institute Benefit, is always chaired by a team of high-wattage celebrities, and this year is no exception.
Atmospheric: The celebrity hotspot was given a lavish makeover for the event, complete with glitterball, starry night sky ceiling and red sparkling detailing
Roar-some time: The venue was decked out with red party streamers – including a grizzly who came bearing gifts
The event is chaired by pop star and actress-of-the-moment Lady Gaga, tennis star Serena Williams, and singer Harry Styles, along with Gucci designer Alessandro Michele and, as always, Vogue editor Anna Wintour.
Wintour said she believes this year’s Met Gala to be about ‘self expression’ and ‘individuality’, noting that she wanted to see ‘outrageous, fun, tongue in cheek’ fashion on the red carpet.
The new theme seems decidedly more lighthearted than last year’s hugely successful Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, about the relationship between fashion and Catholicism.
That sumptuous, sprawling show drew more visitors than any Costume Institute exhibit — more than 1.3 million to the Met’s main Fifth Avenue location, and nearly 200,000 to its Cloisters branch — and indeed was one of the most attended shows in the museum’s history.
She’s lovin’ it! Serena channelled her inner fast food queen, donning a McDonald’s inspired, yellow and red bodysuit
Strike a pose: Serena wasted no time in posing in the photobooth as she partied late into the night at her bash
‘Fashion is the most overt and enduring conduit of the camp aesthetic,’ said Andrew Bolton, curator in charge of the Costume Institute and creator of its blockbuster shows. Bolton said the 2019 show would ‘advance creative and critical dialogue about the ongoing and ever-evolving impact of camp on fashion.’
The exhibit will feature approximately 175 objects, not only clothing but also sculptures, paintings, and drawings.
Designers to be featured in the show include: Cristóbal Balenciaga, Thom Browne, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Charles James, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Prada, Versace and many more.
The Camp: Notes on Fashion exhibit will run from May 9 through Sept. 8.
Post-party snack: Upon leaving the party, Hailey and her best friend Kendall ordered a pizza to stave off the hangover