Did you think that fashion’s biggest night would go on without megawattage sparkle? Of course not! Not especially when fashion and entertainment’s favourite poster child Timothée Chalamet is chairing. And the Cartier Friend of the Brand doesn’t disappoint—sweatpants, vintage Cartier, the works. Together with fellow co-chair Billie Eilish, the Dune star kicked off a staggering line up of the best Met Gala jewellery looks to last us the entire year. God knows we’re all ready for it.
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Fresh off the Venice Film Festival red carpet, Chalamet’s vintage Cartier streak continues here as he wears two of those with a Haider Ackerman tux. But rather than pinning them on his lapel like you’d expect, he wore them on his sweatpants. And it works.
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Wearing Oscar de la Renta on the red carpet, Eilish was iced-out in white gold or platinum and diamonds courtesy of Cartier.
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Opting for simplicity with her black Saint-Laurent gown, Hailey dazzled in a Tiffany & Co. Blue Book diamond frame necklace and a variety of Tiffany True, Tiffany Soleste and Tiffany Embrace diamond rings while hubby Justin was wristed with a solid yellow gold Rolex Daytona.
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Tracee Ellis Ross
Paying homage to her mother, Ross looked stunning in Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger ear clips and ring along with diamond bracelets from the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book collection.
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Her ensemble was all-black but the Flapper-esque references cannot be missed, as Riri was dripping in diamonds by Bulgari.
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The Eternals star wore Prabal Gurung with a suite of classic Harry Winston diamond jewellery all set in platinum.
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The Gossip Girl star made a statement in a colourful Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger necklace, earrings and bracelet from the Blue Book collection, as well as a Schlumberger Ailsa ring.
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Actress Laura Harrier selected a pair of Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger earrings and rings.
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Keys sparkled in a Van Cleef & Arpels Rayons Blancs necklace, À Cheval earrings and bracelet, and Perlée cuff bracelet, while hubby Swizz Beatz donned a Midnight Poetic Wish timepiece.
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Paying homage to Ava Gardner, Gonzalez wears a glove on one hand and a Bulgari Serpenti bracelet watch on the other.
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Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh
Matching leather cowboy inspired outfits for the Williamses gets a touch of uber luxe haute horlogerie via Pharrell’s gem-set Richard Mille watch.
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Sporting navy blue and gold on the red carpet, King wore Harry Winston earrings with stacks of diamond rings, plus a Harry Winston Emerald timepiece.
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Her tribute to Old Hollywood was perfectly on-theme and Shahidi completes the look with exquisite Cartier high jewellery pieces. That necklace and head piece are from the maison’s latest Sixième Sens collection.
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The Italian model was dressed in Michael Kors collection and accessorised with Bulgari jewels including a stunning Serpenti necklace.
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The model-actress kept her accessories to a minimum, wearing just a midi ring and an elegant Omega timepiece.
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Celebrating queer love and visibility with this JW Anderson and Loewe look, Levy also wore a vintage Cartier Crash watch in platinum, a C de Cartier diamond line necklace, and three Just un Clou rings, one in each shade of gold.
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Going all red in a Givenchy suit made it doubly fitting for O’Connell to be wearing Cartier. He rocked a Cartier [Sur]naturel high jewellery coral and mother-of-pearl necklace with a Santos watch, as well as panthere and Clash de Cartier rings.
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Completely unrecognisable in her goth getup and self-designed gown inspired by The Matrix, Williams accented her all-black look with touches of emerald green courtesy of Cartier high jewellery.
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Known for her love of maximum bling, Erivo was decked out in Roberto Coin jewels and had sparkling nails to match.
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Aldridge’s all-white outfit gets scintillating highlights from dazzling white gold Bulgari diamond jewellery, including a Serpenti bracelet, rings and high jewellery earrings.
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The Ozark actress matched those crystals on her face with Harry Winston diamonds, sapphires, and rubies.
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The actress dazzles in a lavender Versace dress with Harry Winston rings and earrings.
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The freestyle skier wore a fabulous Tiffany & Co. Blue Book oval diamond pendant plus classic diamond rings.
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The Cartier Pasha ambassador complemented his LBD with simple pieces from Cartier—an Essential Lines platinum necklace and a classic diamond-paved Love ring.
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Actor, singer and composer accessorised with the Boucheron Quatre rings in various styles and a single clip earring, and he did not forget his manicure either.
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The Wild West never looked more glamorous when Bridges paired denim and tassels with Panthère de Cartier high jewellery, followed by a Tank Cintrée watch and an Ecrou de Cartier ring.
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Taika Waititi and Rita Ora
The New Zealand film director zhushed up a classic double breasted suit with a Cartier high jewellery pillbox necklace plus a Santos-Dumont watch, while girlfriend Rita Ora dazzled in De Beers.
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Law Roach and Kehlani
Image architect Law Roach wore a Hublot Big Bang Unico Rainbow King Gold while singer-songwriter Kehlani modelled a Big Bang One Click Rainbow.
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In a cotton candy-pink Valentino gown, Mulligan’s cape didn’t steal all the limelight. She also wore a dazzling Cartier high jewellery ear climber and a diamond studded panther ring.
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Her fiery red Stella McCartney bodysuit was the perfect armour to go with stacks of Cartier diamond-set rings from Juste un Clou to Étincelle to Love.