The Jewelry Insider

May 8, 2013

A-listers and Fashionistas alike channeled their inner punk rockers for the 2013 Costume Institute’s Met Gala ‘Punk: Chaos to Couture’. Looks from Blake Lively, Jessica Alba, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Sarah Jessica Parker and more.

As Awards Season comes to a close each year, instead of opening our jewelry boxes, putting on every single piece of bling we own and sitting on our couch with a box of chocolates watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s, wallowing in the long bauble-less summer we are about to undergo, we get a special little glimmer in our eye knowing the Met Gala is right around the corner.

Known as the ‘Fashion Oscars’, this red carpet event is like no other, with a-list celebs and the industry’s top fashion designers present, it’s practically a jewelry-siting no-brainer. The Costume Institute Gala’s theme this year was PUNK: Chaos to Couture, leaving us with some interesting jewelry and fashion trends on the red carpet.

Standout Earrings

This year, substantial earlobe bling was hard to find compared to last year, but leave it to us to fish through a swarm of studs to find the best earring moments of the night.

Blake Lively paired a killer Gucci gown with even killer(er) Lorraine Schwartz earrings.

Amanda Seyfried wore a Givenchy gown with Fred Leighton earrings.

Jessica Alba hit the red carpet in a leather Tory Burch frock and paired it with super sleek ear cuffs by Jack Vartanian.

Kate Beckinsale donned geometric Lorraine Schwartz earrings with a fuchsia Alberta Ferretti dress. Nina Dobrev looked edgy in a Monique Lhuillier gown and Kimberly McDonald black earrings while Emmy Rossum paired a Donna Karan Atelier gown with shoulder-sweeping IritDesign earrings.

Hair Wear

The punk theme of the night brought out more headbands and hair jewelry than we’ve seen at recent red carpet events.

Sarah Jessica Parker rocked a huge fohawk headdress designed by Philip Treacy.

Katy Perry topped off a Dolce and Gabbana Virgin Mary gown with a gold crown.

Sienna Miller and Jamie King both topped off their looks with spiked headbands while Linda Evangelista wore a delicate Harry Winston headband with a Victorian-inspired Marchesa gown. Kelly Osbourne also topped off her look with punk-inspired hair jewelry.

Black and Gold

Whether it was the punk theme that brought on the black and gold or the NYC location, (New Yorkers can’t help but have an entire closet full of black) this duo stole the show when it came to color trends.

Beyonce was the talk of the night with a Givenchy gown. Taylor Swift transformed her look with an edgy J. Mendel gown. Sarah Jessica Parker and Amanda Seyfried went for similar black and gold prints with Giles Deacon and Givenchy gowns, respectively. Gisele Bundchen, Ginnifer Goodwin, Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Lopez, Claire Danes, and Stacy Keibler were also among those sparkling in sultry black and gold gowns.


Luckily not real ones this time. Julianne Hough rocked a bug bauble for the second time with a diamond and pearl spider ring crafted by Jacob and Co. Does this one top the REAL beetle the actress/singer/dancer/Ryan Searcrest ex wrapped around her ear at the 2013 Golden Globes? We’ll let you decide.

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