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Jewelry Recap of the Met Gala 2015

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Last night’s Met Gala, fashion’s most anticipated event of the year, celebrated the opening of the Costume Institute’s exhibition “China: Through the Looking Glass“. Exploring Chinese influences on Western fashion, the exhibition set the stylistic theme of the evening with plenty of Eastern-inspired gowns and jewelry. While some stars opted for bare skin and strategically placed sequins, others embraced the enigmatic objects and imagery from the East in their ensembles. As for jewelry, Oriental motifs and materials were obvious choices, though I do wish someone had donned something Chinoiserie-inspired from the Art Deco period. Overall, the night left me disappointed as yet another fabulous opportunity to wear amazing vintage jewelry – with actual relevance to the event – was wasted…

Carved jade earrings from Fred Leighton seemed to be favorites of the night:

Karlie Kloss in Fred Leighton carved jade and diamond earrings

Karlie Kloss in Fred Leighton carved jade and diamond earrings

Chrissy Teigen in Fred Leighton earrings

Chrissy Teigen in Fred Leighton earrings

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Lily Aldridge

Lady Gaga wearing Fred Leighton carved jade, coral and diamond earrings

Lady Gaga wearing Fred Leighton carved jade, coral and diamond earrings

 

Ethereal creations by Taiwanese fine art jeweler Cindy Chao adorned a number of attendees, including Wendy Murdoch, Olivia Munn, Ivanka Trump, and Ziyi Zhang.

Ivanka Trump in Cindy Chao

Ivanka Trump in Cindy Chao earrings

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Wendi Murdoch wearing Cindy Chao clips in her hair

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Oliva Munn in Cindy Chao earrings and ring

Ziyi Zhang wearing Carolina Herrera and Cindy Chao jewels

Ziyi Zhang wearing Carolina Herrera and Cindy Chao jewels (photo courtesy of Vogue)

A close up of Ziyi Zhang's Cindy Chao clips (photo courtesy of Vogue)

A close up of Ziyi Zhang’s Cindy Chao clips (photo courtesy of Vogue)

 

Other jewelry standouts for me were Giambattista Valli, Lizzie Tisch, Uma Thurman, and Bee Shaffer.

Giambattista Valli (with Allison Williams) wearing a Bulgari Serpenti necklace!

Giambattista Valli (with Allison Williams) wearing a Bulgari Serpenti necklace!

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Lizzie Tisch nailed it. Love the dress, cuffs and earrings!

Uma Thurman wore earrings by New York-based Taiwanese jeweler Anna Hu

Uma Thurman wore earrings by New York-based Taiwanese jeweler Anna Hu

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Bee Shaffer wearing a dress by Alexander McQueen

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Naomi Campbell opted for Verdura jewelry, including a “Cluster” bracelet in peridot, diamond and gold rope; a vintage “Flower” brooch in citrine, emerald and diamond worn as a charm on a gold “Circle Rope Link” bracelet; and a “Turban” ring in light green tourmaline, diamond, platinum and gold

 

 

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    Erin
    May 5, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Taiwanese High Jewelry designers are amazing.

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    Jill
    May 6, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Great post Natalie! I’m with you, I thought a lot of the night was wasted both jewelry-wise and in the choice of gowns. You featured some great ones here, though. I especially liked those pieces by Cindy Chao, they remind me of brooches I saw at the ‘Jewels by JAR’ exhibit at the Met. I am also loving Anna Hu pieces more and more.

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