Best Diamonds at the 2021 Met Gala
Stars from fashion, film, and music gathered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the 2021 Met Gala. The most fashionable of all celebrity events was the culmination of New York’s first post-pandemic fashion week and a celebration of the Met Costume Institute’s 75th anniversary.
The theme this year was American fashion, in honor of the Met exhibit In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, which will open to the public on September 18, 2021. Attendees embraced the theme with fashion in patriotic red, white and blue, denim, western styles, sports-inspired looks and styles that celebrated the diversity of the American melting pot.
The jewelry sparkled with thousands of brilliant diamonds. Here are our ten favorite jewelry looks of the night.
In a look worthy of Marilyn Monroe singing “Diamonds are a Girl’s best Friend,” Met Gala cochair Billie Eilish channeled old Hollywood glamor in an Oscar de la Renta tulle gown and 30 pieces of diamond jewelry by Cartier. She wore diamond earrings, four diamond bracelets and 25 diamond rings. Get the look by wearing everything in your jewelry box.
Why wear one necklace when you can wear three? Rihanna showed us that the layered look is hotter than ever with 267 carats of diamonds by Bulgari under her Balenciaga coat. She also wore Bulgari bracelets, one earring by Maria Tash, and a pear-shaped diamond and black enamel ring by Thelma West.
Lupita Nyong’o layered diamonds by DeBeers Jewellers with a Versace gown. Dazzling diamond necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings proved that you can (and should) wear diamonds and denim.
Channelling Rita Hayworth and old Hollywood glamor, Emily wore a crown of stars with a stunning celestial tiara and geometric diamond earrings by Messika.
Singer Rita Ora told Vogue she she was inspired by the glamor and sparkle of America. She paired a glittering Prada ensemble and De Beers diamond jewelry: four necklaces, six bracelets, eight rings, two mismatched earrings and a headpiece.
Get out your sunglasses! Supermodel Gigi Hadid blinded photographers with this 115-carat diamond necklace by Jacob & Co. which features a 54-carat diamond drop. According to Jacob & Co, the necklace is worth a cool $12 million. Gigi is also wearing 10-carat diamond stud earrings. So, totally everyday, right?
Met Gala co-chair Amanda Gorman was inspired by the Statue of Liberty, wearing cobalt blue Vera Wang and a laurel crown by Jennifer Behr. Her book handbag says "Give Me Your Tired." She also wore diamond and sapphire jewelry by Chopard.
Karlie Kloss was inspired by the American Beauty Rose in a red ruffled Carolina Herrera dress and floral diamond earrings by DeBeers Jewellers.
Kate Hudson was the picture of relaxed American glamor in a pale pink Michael Kors sequin bra top, maxi skirt, and feather coat and layers of stunning Lorraine Schwartz diamond jewelry.
Gabrielle Union wore an innovative 3D printed gown by Iris Van Herpen. Her diamonds are equally innovative, with a choker of pear-shaped gems pointed upwards like flames: the Diamond Spear necklace by Messika.