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Met Ball Imposes Strict Selfie and Social Media Ban

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Photo: Getty Images
Photo: Getty Images

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Met Ball organizers are trying to do the impossible this year: stop guests from taking selfies. Page Six reports that the arrival information for the event includes a notice that the use of phones for photography and social media will not be permitted inside the gala.

A source told Page Six that the ban isn't about exclusivity or Vogue editorial control of photos. It's supposedly not related to the behind-the-scenes documentary Vogue is making about the gala and the Costume Institute exhibit either.  Instead, Page Six's source said, "It has solely to do with guests’ security and enjoyment of the event." As long as celebs pull out their phones after the gala and capture moments like this, we're good.