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Wednesday, 04 May 2022

The jewels of the Met Gala 2022 in the name of nineteenth-century glam

The jewels of the Met Gala 2022 in the name of nineteenth-century glam

This year's theme teleported the guests of the Metropolitan Museum's red carpet to the big apple of the late nineteenth century, an era known as the "Gilded Age". The long-awaited event brought gold, diamonds, pearls and bold, gorgeous and captivating jewels to the red carpet, unique and vintage pieces that have taken over the scene and embellished the looks of the stars.

The queen of the show was undoubtedly the antique tiara worn by Anna Wintour, host of this new edition of the Met Gala, who opted for a jewel with royal reminiscences, dating back to 1910, to crown the look consisting of a Chanel dress with cape. Blake Lively also chose a jewel tiara to tie her hair, to match the deeply theatrical dress by Atelier Versace and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

YouTuber Emma Chamberlain sported a Cartier Museum crown: a unique piece, in platinum and diamonds, exhibited at the Thyssen Bornemisza in Madrid. A tiara made in 1911 that is inspired by the laurel plant. A similar choice also for Hamish Bowles, who opted for a laurel wreath thus giving his look a more mythological and dreamlike version. The accessory, from the Verdura jewellery company, was designed for Betsey Whitney in 1957.

The brilliant elegance of yesteryear was also enhanced by the various gold jewellery. To opt for the most immediate appeal, the top model Amber Valletta who wore Buccellati necklace, rings and earrings. This Met Gala 2022 turned out to be one of the richest rings in history, as demonstrated by the looks of Chiara Ferragni and Kacey Musgraves and the hands of Melissa King, with finger cuffs by Lillian Shalom and personalized Dena Kemp rings, which mimic a manicure. total gold. The indigenous necklace created by Montana artist Lenise Omeasoo for the model and protector of the native land Quannah Chasinghorse did not go unnoticed.

There was no shortage of platinum, diamonds and maxi earrings to praise the Roaring Twenties: Hailey Bieber chose precious Tiffany & Co. jewels, a pair of diamond earrings, a platinum ring with diamonds and several bracelets from the Victoria collection. Kim Kardashian chose Cartier's elongated and shiny earrings, Julianne Moore wore the creations of Bulgari, Jasmine Tookes of Chopard emeralds and Alicia Keys of archival Tiffany & Co., dating back to the first half of the 1900s. Finally, pearls could not be missing, in a classic version like those worn by Laura Harrier or revisited like those spotted on the ankle by Bella Hadid, designed by the New York atelier Briony Raymond.

The Met Gala is nowadays one of the most desired and anticipated events, also known as "Fashion's Biggest Night". But if at the time of Eleanor Lambert, the event was considered a riot of refinement and elegance, in the last period it has begun to become synonymous with excess, audacity and extravagance.

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