02 May 2017

Classic Jewels at the 2017 Met Gala

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The annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is an evening devoted to the spectacular and the unusual in the world of fashion. This year's exhibit, "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between," gave the gala attendees license to wear seriously avant-garde fashion; even so, we also saw lots of classic and vintage jewelry pieces on the red carpet. Here's a collection of some of my favorites.




Nineteenth-century diamond floral motif pendant earrings, courtesy of Fred Leighton, on journalist Megyn Kelly (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)



Exaggerated diamond and emerald cluster stud earrings from Cartier, worn by actress Dakota Johnson (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)



Musician Nicki Minaj in spectacular diamond and ruby girandole earrings by Nina Runsdorf (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)



A Bulgari serpenti bracelet for each of model Bella Hadid's wrists (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)



Cascading diamond earrings from Harry Winston on model Behati Prinsloo (Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images For Entertainment Weekly)



A modern twist on the classic diamond fringe necklace from model Liu Wen (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)



Diamond crescent earrings from Chopard on model Adriana Lima (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)



Major layered diamond necklaces, including floral and ribbon motifs, on actress Katie Holmes (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)



A Cartier brooch from the 1960s adorned the lapel of musician The Weeknd (Theo Wargo/Getty Images For US Weekly)



This vintage Cartier necklace, worn by actress Laura Dern, renders a traditional insect motif in elegant diamonds and gold (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)


Fred Leighton loaned actress Claire Danes a pair of nineteenth-century gold dart earrings, plus a cut steel arrow brooch worn in her hair, reminiscent of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden at her pre-wedding gala (ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)


Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez wore a pair of diamond earrings by Harry Winston, similar to earrings recently worn by Princess Charlene of Monaco (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)


A stack of vintage diamond bracelets from Cartier glittered on the wrist of model Miranda Kerr (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)


Vogue editor Anna Wintour shone in layered diamond necklaces, one with a floral motif, the other a classic riviere (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)


Actress Elle Fanning looked like a princess in an Art Deco bandeau of diamonds and aquamarines from Fred Leighton (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)