This year’s Met Gala is taking a stand against selfies this year.
According to Page Six, Anna Wintour, Vogue, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art won’t be allowing celebs to take photos or videos with their phones during Monday’s festivities.
All guests have received notices with their arrival information stating, “The use of phones for photography and social media will not be permitted inside the gala.” That means selfie queens and Instagram stars like Kim Kardashian West and Kendall Jenner will have to somehow abstain from posting pictures of themselves and their fabulous friends inside the museum at the fashion world’s most photographed party.
Vogue is filming a documentary with Relativity Studios on this year’s Met Gala, called “China: Through the Looking Glass,” about the making of the Chinese fashion-themed exhibit at the Costume Institute and the A-list gala.
While many wondered if the ban was to make the doc more exclusive, or to give Vogue editorial control of photos, a source told us, “It has solely to do with guests’ security and enjoyment of the event.”
Last year, Cynthia Rowley snuck a GoPro camera in her purse, unbeknownst to Vogue staffers, and shot the festivities, catching Jenna Lyons, Dita Von Teese, Lena Dunhamand Hayden Panettiere on camera. A Vogue rep declined to comment.
Unless they straight up ban phones from the event, this isn’t going to work. When there’s a will, there’s a way!