Rihanna in Bulgari High Jewelry Thelma West ring and Maria Tash earrings in her multiple higher piercings.
After its cancelation in 2020 and its delay from May until September, the most fashionable of all of the red carpet events The Met Gala was back in full swing and was rescheduled to cap off New York Fashion Week. The theme In America: A Lexicon of Fashion will open to the public on September 18, 2021 and a second part of the exhibit, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion.” will open in May 2022. The first part will focus on today’s most relevant and talented designers focusing on the emerging creative genius who are redefining American fashion for today. This marks the Costume Institute’s 75th anniversary. The second exhibit will showcase designers and cultural events that will depict different times in American fashion. But tonight was all about the styles and different celebrity interpretations of American fashion which ran the gamut from patriotic colors of red, white and blue to stars spangled gowns and jewelry. Western themes also were out in full force as were American sports inspired looks. Old Hollywood glamour was also renewed for a new generation. There were also the more subdued looks that depicted America as the melting pot with a variety of nods to the diversity of cultures the U.S. has always represented.
The jewelry lit up the night like glittery stars in the sky —with diamonds a plenty in a variety of looks that accessorized the gowns to perfection. Rubies and sapphires also made an appearance as did antique and vintage styles.
Here were some favorite looks of the evening:
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Amanda Gorman wears Chopard in her hair with an updo and crystals aon on her face as well as a diamond ring and diamond and sapphire earrings in a nod to the Statue of Liberty
Bee Carrozzini in A La Vieille Russie riviere necklace in rock crystal mounted in silver and gold, circa 1890. She is also wearing a pair of antique ruby and dimaond pendant earrings.
Lupita Nyong’o in De Beers jewelry.
Tracee Ellis Ross in Tiffany & Co. jewelry.
Julia Garner in Harry Winston Jewelry. Shown: diamond earrings with pear-shaped sapphire drops set in platinum and diamond earrings with pear-shaped ruby drops set in platinum.
Eiza González in Bulgari Jewelry.
Addison Rae in a wrist full of diamond bracelets
Megan Fox in colored gemstone earrings.
Karli Kloss wears De Beers diamonds.
Jennifer Hudson wear diamond pendant earrings.
Emily Blunt twinkling in a star studded head band and tiara, diamond necklace, ring and bracelet.
Alicia Keys in sparkles in her hair and diamond earrings and necklace.
Zoe Kravitz in Jessica McCormack diamond earrings.
.Emma Chamberlain in diamond gypsy hoop earrings.
Anok Yai in Anna Khouri jewelry.
Renewed Hollywood Glamour
Gigi Hadid in hair accessory and diamond necklace and earrings.
Billie Eilish in Cartier High Jewelry channeling Marilyn Monroe.
Nicola Peltz in diamond dangling earrings.
Sienna Miller in diamond earrings.
Maisie Williams in Cartier jewels.
Taraji P. Henson in diamond jewelry.
Carey Mulligan in Reflection de Cartier High Jewelry earring in 18K white gold and diamonds.
Rachel Smith in drop earrings and all around necklace.
Yara Shahidi in Cartier Sixième Sens High Jewelry Transitional necklace in 18K white gold, platinum, white and yellow diamonds and onyx, part of which detaches and is worn in her hair and Cartier High Jewelry earrings in platinum and diamonds.
Saweetie in diamond jewelry.
Gemma Chan wears Harry Winston diamond jewelry.
The Wild West
Iman in Fred Leighton and Kwiat jewelry including: multicolored citrine and diamond pendant sarrings in 18K yellow gold from Fred Leighton and designed for Iman’s Met gown , Fred Leighton citrine, amethyst and diamond Reflections Cuff Bracelet by Trabert & Hoeffer Mauboussin, circa 1935, Fred Leighton diamond and yellow gold twist cuff bracelet by Boivin, circa 1930 Oval peridot and diamond Cocktail Ring, Signed Fred Leighton and Kwiat 13.11-carats yellow radiant cut diamond ring, in platinum.
Jennifer Lopez in western style jewelry.