The Gilded Age in America references the years between 1870 to 1900, where the country was growing at an exponential pace. Women’s fashion and jewellery trends of the time was excessive and elaborate, with ruffles, ribbons, lace, embroidery, fringes, satin, and velvet adding to the style lexicon.
Jewellery also played a huge role in every day dress as they symbolised a woman’s position in society. It’s rather like Bridgerton, but a few decades later, and across the Atlantic in the land where biscuits are called cookies and tea is known as not-coffee. Pearls, bows, chokers, tiaras, hair jewellery, and dazzling drop earrings were worn daily, and occasionally altogether, especially at glitzy social events.
As the theme of the 2022 Met Gala, Gilded Glamour gave celebrity attendees (and their stylists) a ton of ideas on how to wear jewellery—some in completely unexpected places. These are Vogue Singapore’s favourite looks of the night.
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The Met Gala co-chair nailed the Gilded Glamour theme by pairing a set of filigreed gold, diamonds, and extra large emerald earrings with a matching tiara.
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Classic jewellery in white gold and diamonds never lose their charm, and the Met Gala co-host stayed so close to this colour theme even her hair is sparkling.
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This outfit may not be her best, but Kylie Jenner’s shoulder-dusting extra-large diamond earrings by Lorraine Schwartz definitely deserves a second look.
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Quannah Chasinghorse’s million-dollar smile is all she needs but that stunning necklace created by Antelope Women Designs is just as mesmerising.
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Because oversized lapels are not enough for Amy Griffin, so she wears these diamond-sculpted earrings for emphasis.
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Archival Tiffany diamond and emerald earrings added a pop of colour to Alicia Keys’ monochromatic look. She arrived on the red carpet with hubby Swizz Beatz who also accessorised with Tiffany & Co.
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On the subject of dramatic earrings, Wendi Murdoch’s carved jade pair was a delight to behold.
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Simone Ashley’s sleek ‘do paired perfectly with De Beers jewels.
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Only Naomi Campbell could have worn this $6.6 million dollar yellow diamond necklace by Jacob & Co.
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Maude Apatow wore Cartier Essential Lines diamond necklace, high jewellery earrings, and a vintage Cartier brooch in her hair.
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Imaan Hammam looked a million bucks with oodles of Tiffany Elsa Peretti Diamonds by the Yard necklaces, arming herself with not one but three Bone Cuffs.
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The champion freestyle skier gave Wonder Woman a run for her money with these blacked out Tiffany Bone Cuffs matching perfectly with her full leather ensemble.
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Between this gold choker stack and Lizzo’s flute, we can’t decide which was the superior accessory.
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Emma Chamberlain’s Gilded Glamour look included a fully-frosted choker and tiara, plus rings and earrings, all by Cartier.
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The rap star was decked out in custom Versace and finished her look with extraordinary layers of gold chains around her neck and arms.
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Billie Eilish channelled The Age of Innocence with antique and vintage jewellery from Fred Leighton
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Only high octane accessories such as this winged choker would do for Chloe Bailey’s abstract glittering gold dress from Area.
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Adwoa Aboah matched her Tory Burch dress with this vintage Boucheron choker.
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There is a point where Emily Ratajkowski’s vintage Versace outfit ends and the necklace begins. We just can’t decide where.
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A full-neck pearl choker was the highlight of Paloma Elsesser’s Met Gala look.
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Pearls, pearls, everywhere! Dressed in top-to-toe Chanel, Maggie Rogers expertly draped a string of pearls around the waist for a touch of Gilded Glamour.
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While pearls were de rigueur in the Gilded Age, we doubt anyone would’ve thought to wear them around the ankle, like Bella Hadid has done.
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We love how Anitta’s outfit and jewellery choices are so perfectly aligned.
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Michelle Yeoh fired up the red carpet in Prabal Gurung, plus a suite of fine jewellery including that gorgeous necklace, and timepiece by Richard Mille.
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Iced out in diamond jewellery, Ashley Park definitely emptied out her jewellery box that night.
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A classic wreath necklace with matching earrings was all Eiza Gonzalez needed.
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Kacey Musgraves wore a wreath necklace, bracelet, and earrings by De Beers.