The Jewelry Insider

May 7, 2009

Time Magazine convened some of the most influential people in the world at the 6th annual gala celebrating their 100 Most Influential list this week. The black-tie party was held at Frederick P. Rose Hall in Lincoln Center in New York City, and the big wigs came out to play in black and white and diamonds all over.

Michelle Obama, a Time 100 honoree, made remarks at the gala and sat at a table with Oprah Winfrey, Time managing editor Rick Stengel, Gayle King and Time Inc. Editor-in-Chief John Huey. She wore a black corseted gown by Azzedine Alaia (who famously boycotted this week’s Costume Institute Gala at The Met) and accessorized with a series of beaded necklaces and simple diamond studs.

Oprah’s mega diamond statement necklace set the bar high for carat count, and icon, Barbara Walters, attempted to match her with a bejeweled necklace of her own and black and white diamond cluster earrings.

Black and white was the dress code du jour on all the big stars, including Diane Sawyer, Kate Hudson and Liv Tyler. And the look continued on the power people as Arianna Huffington, Suze Orman and Elizabeth Hasslebeck all added classic diamond looks to their elegant attire.

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