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What happens when you crash Rihanna's Met Ball afterparty

Double trouble duo @jarlos420 sneaked into RiRi and Lady Gaga's parties to document the madness

For ordinary mortals who weren't invited to the Met Gala and can only participate by way of Rihanna pizza memes and stalking the #metball hashtag, there's only one way to experience the magic of Anna Wintour's annual blow-out: crashing the afterparty. Which is exactly what DKNY campaign boys John Tuite and Carlos Santolalla (aka @jarlos420) did. They crashed Lady Gaga's party with Alexander Wang and Rihanna's afterparty and Santolalla has the insane pictures to prove it. 

"Whether you live in Bushwick or the Hamptons, whether you wear designer labels or dollar store, nothing will keep you from getting through the door if you can manage to walk and talk like the in-crowd," Tuite told us. "VIP isn't a wristband – it's a state of mind."

According to him, everybody exited Gaga's night at around 1am ("I guess the real world is a lot like high school: the theater geeks can't compete with the bad girls") to head to Rihanna's packed afterparty, where supermodels danced on the couches and the cool clique comprised of Miley Cyrus, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Zoe Kravitz and RiRi herself. As Tuite puts it: "You know it's the party of the year when NeNe Leakes and Naomi Campbell are present in the same room."