07 May 2019

Costume Jewels: The Met Gala 2019

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On Monday evening, stars gathered in New York for the annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This year's theme, "Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion," meant that the jewels and fashion would be especially inventive and unusual, and lots of the lucky attendees majorly delivered!



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We'll start off by carefully dipping our toes into the campy jewelry waters, marveling at these geometric girandole-style emerald and diamond earrings worn by Amber Valletta


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Zoe Kravitz also jumped on the girandole train, wearing a very modern pair with pearl pendants


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Janet Mock paired lacy silver-toned earrings with her feathery look


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Vivid orange statement earrings made a citrus-y pairing with Gwyneth Paltrow's yellow gown


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Marina Rust paired these bright green and blue baubles with a coordinating cocktail ring


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Statement necklaces were everywhere on this year's red carpet, including this gem-studded stunner worn by Lilly Singh


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Jennifer Lopez went for a disco queen look, complete with a diamond and purple sapphire pendant necklace from Harry Winston


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Taylor Hill wore cascading rows of diamonds in necklace and earring form


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For Ariana Rockefeller, a woven net of diamonds was a dazzling choice


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Lots of us will undoubtedly be green with envy at the sight of Ciara's electrifying diamond and emerald jewels


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But, much to my delight, it was the headpieces and tiaras that really stole the show at this year's gala, including this pink bandeau on Deepika Padukone


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Emily Blunt went for an arts-and-crafts-esque headpiece, pairing it with modern diamonds


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Ruth Negga glowed in a gold and diamond floral diadem


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Silver-toned flowers and leaves were more Dakota Johnson's speed


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And Salma Hayek reached for a golden headpiece that would have looked right at home on an ancient Olympian


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Gal Gadot was a wonder in tassels and theatrical pearls


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Joan Collins, a camp icon all by herself, accessorized with more traditional glittering accessories


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But the theatrical headpieces, including this leafy golden piece of art worn by Julia Garner, were even more popular with this year's attendees


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Perhaps the most dazzling headpiece -- and overall look -- belonged to Gemma Chan


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The royal jewel lovers among us, however, will probably most appreciate Kiki Layne's fantastic royal jewelry tribute, rendered in appliques instead of diamonds. (It's actually sort of a combination of that famous French necklace and one displayed in the recent landmark Cartier exhibition!)