Watch: Megan Rapinoe, Julia Garner Sneak Friends Into Rihanna's Met Gala After Party

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Thursday September 16, 2021
Originally published on September 16, 2021

Megan Rapinoe attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" exhibition.
Megan Rapinoe attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" exhibition.  (Source:Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

For celebrities and their posses, the only thing better than the Met Gala are the Met Gala after parties.

As reported by The Daily Mail, this year's Gala was marketed as a "mini gala" and not the usual full-scale affair. Still, all the usual antics were playing out throughout the night, including walking the red carpet and bartering with bouncers.

Case and point: The moment out soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe and Julia Garner were caught on video negotiating with a bouncer to get their friends into Rihanna's after party.

"US Soccer Team Captain Megan Rapinoe had to persuade bouncers to let 'Ozark' star Julia Garner and her friends get into Rihanna's Met Gala after party on Monday night," reports The Daily Mail. "In video obtained by DailyMail.com, Garner can be seen standing in the middle of a crowd outside the celebrity party in Manhattan's Meatpacking district, as a security guard tries to keep people back."

After trying to signal to another security guard, Garner tries to push her way through to talk to the bouncer herself, and she looked great while doing it. Garner wore a white, holographic dress adorned in 132,240 crystals.

Rapinoe wore a red silk pantsuit with a royal blue blouse with white stars emblazoned on it. To complete the look, she carried a blue marbled clutch with "America" written on one side and "In Gay We Trust" on the other.

Around 400 guests attended the event at the museum Monday night, the Associated Press reports.

Watch the exchange with the bouncer below.