The Jewelry Insider

May 8, 2012

See the top 5 trends from the hottest red carpet in town – The 2012 Met Gala (aka ‘The Fashion Oscars’). Carey Mulligan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sofia Vergara and more.

We have two arms so we can double up on the cuffs and bangles, right? This year’s red carpet events have been swarmed with Wonder Woman cuffs and layered bangles galore. This is one trend seen everywhere from the red carpet, to Fashion Week, to the streets of NYC as a quick and easy way to add some serious bling to any ensemble. Claire Danes paired her white J. Mendel gown with a sparkling diamond bracelet by Van Cleef & Arpels. Heidi Klum wore a lacy Escada number and decked it with dark jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz. Sarah Jessica Parker paired a floral Valentino gown with matching gold Fred Leighton cuffs. Kate Bosworth, with popsicle purple lips, wore a Prada feathered frock and Fred Leighton cuff and earrings. Ultimate diamond diva, Sofia Vergara was flawless once again, dripping in over $2 million in Harry Winston diamonds including earrings and a dazzling bracelet.

Neckwear Knockouts

Leave it to the Fashion Oscars to hear our cries for help and finally bring us what we have been waiting for all red carpet season – neckwear! Celebrities and designers alike topped their ensembles with collarbone couture last night. Highlights include Heidi Klum’s choker necklace by Lorraine Schwartz, January Jones in Cartier, Lea Michele in Lorraine Schwartz, Debra Messing in Fred Leighton, Jaime King’s silver snake necklace by Bulgari, Diane Von Furstenberg and Rachel Zoe.

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Eye Catching Ear-Wear

There’s so surprise that earrings made a huge showing at the Met Gala as they have been the go-to accessory at red carpet events for some time now. There’s always a few celebs who push the ear-wear envelope and we just kick back and enjoy the ride. Paula Patton was sheer pink perfection as she paired a rosy Vera Wang gown with jaw-dropping pink gem earrings. Other stand-outs were Renee Zellweger in David Webb diamond earrings and cocktail ring, Gwyneth Paltrow in hoops by Anna Hu, Janelle Monae in shoulder-sweeping diamonds, and Rosie Huntington Whiteley in Irene Neuwirth earrings.

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Is Orange the New Pink?

Not if Elle Woods has anything to do with it. But at last night’s Met Gala, it was clear that sun-kissed orange would be the color of the night. Kristen Wiig in Stella McCartney, Ginnifer Goodwin in Monique Lhullier, Eva Mendes in Prada, Kirsten Dunst in Rodarte, Kristen Bell in Tommy Hilfiger, Katherine McPhee in Elie Saab and Tory Burch in – well, Tory Burch all ruled the red carpet, honoring the Pantone color of the year, Tangerine Tango.

Metallic Mavens

Sparkling, statuesque gowns always make an appearance on the red carpet. Last night’s Met Gala was no exception with dozens of Hollywood’s most-beautiful dripping in metallic hues, ala NY Fashion Week. The night’s hostess and star of the upcoming readaptation of The Great Gatsby, Carey Mulligan shimmered in a Prada gown. Camilla Belle paired her popsicle purple lips with a sultry Ralph Lauren gown. Other gals glittering in gold were Jessica Alba in Michael Kors, Leighton Meester in Marchesa, Lana Del Rey in Altuzarra, Scarlett Johansson in Dolce & Gabbana, Cameron Diaz in Stella McCartney, Nina Dobrev in Donna Karan, and Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe.

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