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Met Gala 2023 afterparty Billie Eilish by Andrew Tess
Photography Andrew Tess

Polaroid pictures of Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish & more at the Met Gala afters

Dazed’s party photographer-at-large Andrew Tess made a beeline for the Boom Boom Room post-Met, capturing Olivia Rodrigo, Jenna Ortega, and original NY club kid Amanda Lepore on cam

Thought the Met Gala had been bled dry of content yesterday? Think again. On Monday night we took you through the best the red carpet had to offer – from Dua Lipa and Ice Spice, to Cardi B and RiRi – but now we’re going behind the velvet rope at the afterparty, held at The Standard’s panoramic Boom Boom Room. 

Hosted by Janelle Monae, with Kaytranada behind the decks and Billie Eilish, Jenna OrtegaOlivia Rodrigo, OG NY club kid Amanda Lepore, and a somehow completely de-crystallised Lil Nas X all jostling for a space on the dancefloor (probably) – and Dazed’s party photographer-at-large Andrew Tess was right there in the thick of it, Polaroid in hand, to capture it all on film. “You couldn’t turn a corner without bumping into someone major,” Tess said of the night. “Karl [Lagerfeld]’s signature flowers were omnipresent, espresso martinis were flowing, and the door was insane. But inside it felt like a little soirée with old friends.”

Click through the gallery above to see who he spotted.