Jewelry at The 2016 Met Gala: Metals and Diamonds Rule

Metallic silver and white gowns ruled the night at The 2016 Met Gala
Metallic silver and white gowns ruled the night at The 2016 Met Gala. Photo Courtesy of mirror.co.uk.

This year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute benefit is now in the fashion history books. And true to tradition, some of the most spectacular outfits and jewelry at The 2016 Met Gala celebrated the invitation’s theme: Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. In a nod toward the future, silver metallic dresses and gowns dominated the May 2 Red Carpet event in New York. Colorful gemstones, so popular in the past, were largely ignored…in favor of a mix of metals and white diamonds. Very cool.

Elle Fanning in Tiffany Diamonds by the Yard. Photo Courtesy of dailymail.co.uk.
Elle Fanning in Tiffany Diamonds by the Yard. Photo Courtesy of dailymail.co.uk.

 

 

Elle Fanning arrived in a custom Thakoon ivory slip gown and Tiffany & Co. jewels, including Elsa Peretti Diamonds by the Yard™ necklaces in icy platinum.

Karolina Kurkova in Her Light-Up Gown by Marchesa. Photo Courtesy of eonline.com
Karolina Kurkova in Her Light-Up Gown by Marchesa. Photo Courtesy of eonline.com

 

Karolina Kurkova won the prize for the night’s most interactive technology. Her flower-jeweled dress by Marchesa displayed different color lights in response to her fans’ Tweets.


Lily Collins in Vintage Tiffany & Co. Gold
Lily Collins in Vintage Tiffany & Co. Gold. Photo Courtesy of DailyMail.co.uk

 

 

Lily Collins wore vintage Tiffany & Co. gold pieces, including a chain-link choker and a tassel bracelet from the Tiffany archives. She also applied a laser-beam-like stripe of makeup all the way down her face and body!

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik at the 2016 Met Gala
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik. Photo Courtesy of Telegraph.co.uk

In their Red Carpet debut, red-hot couple Gigi Hadid and Zayne Malik took the technology theme seriously. Hadid wore a gunmetal grey Tommy Hilfiger dress with multiple rings by Lynn Bann, while Malik donned robot-like plates over his Versace tuxedo.

Saoirse Ronan Wears a Bejeweled Butterfly at Her Waist
Saoirse Ronan Wears a Bejeweled Butterfly at Her Waist.
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Saoirse Ronan took a risk with a custom couture gown by Christopher Kane. Featuring feathers north and south – and a bejeweled butterfly at the waist – it fell decidedly on the hand-made side of The Met’s man vs. machine fashion debate.

Madonna with Riccardo Tisci at the 2016 Met Gala
Madonna with Riccardo Tisci at the 2016 Met Gala. Photo Courtesy of HarpersBazaar.com

Madonna gave us silver body chains, multiple rings, a medallion necklace and a diamond headpiece. Panned by E! Network’s Fashion Police, this look by Riccardo Tisci included pants with a see-through seat.

Nicole Kidman with Husband Keith Urban. She Wears a Tiara by Fred Leighton
Nicole Kidman with Husband Keith Urban. She Wears a Tiara by Fred Leighton.
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Allison Williams wears mismatched earrings and a silver and pearl crown.
Allison Williams Wears Mismatched Earrings and a Silver and Pearl Crown.
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Nicole Kidman and Allison Williams were two among many attendees who wore jewels in their hair. Silver and gold crowns, both futuristic and nature inspired, were among the standout accessories at The 2016 Met Gala.

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