While most of us were firm on retiring early from second-handedly indulging in fashion's biggest party of the year, the Met Gala, 16,000 kilometres away in New York, the real soirée was only heating up.
When you're invited to attend the nepotism babies Christmas party, do you change out of your custom Prada and Burberry designs to only come home at a sensible hour to a face mask and a fresh pair of The Daily Sleeper pyjamas?
No, you keep the revelries and debauchery going into the early morning of the first Tuesday in May.
This year, the celebrity style set took to the streets of Manhattan to shed their costume-esque attire to don an ensemble that was more in line with their own personal style and sensibilities—while still sartorially referencing the 2022 Met Gala theme of 'Gilded Glamour'.
After descending the infamous Met steps, the stylish A-listers scattered throughout NYC to various festivities, though we're sure none of these were as lavish or luxurious as the actual Met itself.
Over on the West side at the Meatpacking District's famous Boom Boom Room, the likes of Billie Eilish and Normani mingled while Cardi B reportedly got up on stage at 2AM to tell people to do whatever they need to do" to "turn the f*ck up".
Across town, Instagram hosted an enchanted garden inside the Upper East Side's James B. Duke House.
SZA, complete with her ankle in a moon boot—and no, not the stylish inflatable version that Dua Lipa has been sporting recently—took to a makeshift stage to perform to a crowd of famous faces, including newlyweds Nicola and Brooklyn Peltz-Beckham.
Of course, with Rihanna notably missing from this year's Met Gala due to her pregnancy, Naomi Campbell took over hosting her annual bash.
With the stress of the Met Gala off the celebrities shoulders, many of them were keen to let their hair down. Dress codes were loose, hems were high and inhibitions free.
Kendall Jenner and best-friend Hailey Bieber both took to opposite ends of the Gilded Glamour spectrum in their lingerie-inspired ensembles.
Continuing to represent the respective brands they were dressed in at the Met, Kendall swapped out of her voluminous Prada skirt and into a sheer Miu Miu skirt set, complete with flesh-toned satin underwear featured in the label's FW22 collection.
Hailey, on the other hand, continued to embody the spirit of a YSL muse with her tiny micro-shorts and monogrammed crystal bralette.
Olivia Rodrigo kept spirits high in her high-octane and infectiously bright Y2K inspired Versace dress.
From Bella Hadid to Iris Law, keep scrolling below for ELLE Australia's favourite looks from the 2022 Met Gala after party here.