Was Justin Bieber the First Star to Break 'No Selfie' Rule at 2015 Met Gala?

by Zach Seemayer 11:18 PM PDT, May 04, 2015
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While taking selfies is the most important thing in the world to some stars, guests attending the 2015 Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute gala were banned from snapping them during the event.

But what do the rules of mere mortals mean to celebs? Not a whole lot, apparently, because plenty of selfies were taken anyway. So who was the first to break the ban? It may have been Justin Bieber.

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The young singer got close with some of his superstar friends who were also attending the event and managed to snap a few pics to commemorate the event.

Here is his with his pal, supermodel Cara Delevingne…

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And here he is with ARTPOP artist Lady Gaga…

Me and the queen

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To Bieber's credit, those stars were also breaking the rule, so he's not the only one. In fact, after posing with Bieber, Delevingne and a whole bunch of other famous ladies piled into the bathroom to take selfies in the mirror like it was a high school prom.

This is everything #METgala

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The rule, which was allegedly imposed by Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, clearly wasn't very effective. For it to really work, the event would have had to ban phones, but then no one would have shown up.

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And can you blame them for wanting to take group pics when everyone was looking great and wearing the best clothes they'd be dressed in all year?

Just look at Bieber's amazing suit jacket! It’s covered in golden dragons in honor of the gala's 2015 theme "China: Through the Look Glass," which is meant to be a celebration of China's artistic fashion legacy.

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It was a chance for Beiber to look cool and show off his cool new blonde hair 'do. The guy was going to snap some selfies.

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Amazingly Kim Kardashian actually managed to refrain from posting selfies for a while, until she ran into Lady Gaga and Cher, who Kim said was the inspiration for her totally see-through gown.

I just love this girl 😍 @ladygaga

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