Red carpet fashion gawking doesn’t get much better than the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute Gala. And since this year honored the late Alexander McQueen – the fashion-forward had a field day, turning jewelry style quite literally – on its head.
Kate Hudson in Stella McCartney
It looks like the Brits aren’t the only ones with a penchant for haute couture headwear. Everyone from newly engaged Kate Hudson and Jessica Alba to uber-designer Stella McCartney and Fergie put icy diamonds on their tresses.
Although (and I risk the wrath of Campbell when I say this…) this isn’t one of Naomi’s better fashion moments.Yikes!
It appears green is still the ‘go-to’ color for gemstones, with Rihanna, Ginnfer Goowdwin, Mary Kate Olsen, Tory Burch, and many others channeling their inner Kermit for couture’s sake.
Great statement earrings shined on the likes of Kristin Bell, Lea Michele and Cristina Hendricks.
And, of course, diamonds still rule when it comes to red carpet sparkle. I was pleasantly surprised to see Madonna in this understated, spidery look by Cartier. And the “less-is-more” queens of diamond stud-wear wore just the right splash of sparkle (although, Michelle Williams? It’s time to mix it up, sister.)
Who wore your favorite look of the night?
Jessica Alba in Ralph Lauren dress and jewelry
Rihanna in Stella McCartney and Wilfredo Rosado jewelry
Ginnifer Goodwin in TopShop and Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry
Mary Kate Olsen in Givenchy Couture and Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry
Kristin Bell in Tory Burch and Amrapali Earrings
Ashely Greene in Donna Karan and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry
Lea Michele in Escada and Kimberly McDonald earrings
Madonna in Stella McCartney and Cartier jewelry
Taylor Swift in J. Mendel and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry
Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen
Jennifer Lopez in Gucci and H. Stern jewelry