The long awaited, delayed Met Gala event, held on the 13th September this year, heightened the anticipation, and the excitement to socalise and revel in fashion splendour, while appreciating the message of inclusivity around race, gender and the body.
“In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” was the theme of the Met Gala 2021. A tribute to American fashion - a modern vocabulary of fashion based on expressive qualities and freedom to take risks and a celebration of a new generation of emerging designers, while fundraising for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.
Celebrities and models bedecked in gorgeous colour and dazzling jewellery mesmerised in diamonds, sapphires, gold and pearls awakening the American style with the glamour of old Hollywood, star-spangled motifs, indigenous native Americans, denim and cowboys.
Jordan Alexander – wearing an incredible Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger Daisy necklace with matching earrings of multi-coloured gemstones and diamonds beautifully complimenting her technicolour Christopher John Rogers gown.
Amanda Gorman - wearing an electric blue Vera Wang gown covered in pearl-like beads in a Roman style tunic worn by the Statue of Liberty. Her matching ring and earrings featured cushion-shaped sapphires and diamonds from Chopard's Haute Joaillerie Collection.
Billie Eilish - channelled Marilyn Monroe in a peach-toned Oscar de la Renta tulle gown, which she complemented with multiple diamond finger rings and bracelets by Cartier.
Kate Hudson – wearing a Michael Kors two-piece gown created using recycled sequins. Lorraine Schwartz jewellery accessories of earrings: featuring 23 carats diamonds and two statement pendant one featuring 40 carats of white diamonds; and the other starring a 49-carat pink sapphire.
Mary J. Bilge –stunning sequinned innovative stars and stripes Peter Dundas gown with Lorraine Schwartz gold earrings to accompany the golden theme.
Kendall Jenner – wore an encrusted My Fair Lady inspired Givenchy sheer gown embroidered with crystal flowers and a striking jewelled choker neckpiece in a modern homage to old Hollywood.
Russell Westbrook – sporting a new trend in jewellery wearing Greg Yuna sapphire and diamond necklace with hair star embellishment and suit by Ralph Lauren.
Lupita Nyongo - wearing earrings, necklace, bracelet and rings featuring diamonds set in platinum by De Beers and denim panelled dress by Versace.
Quannah Chasinghorse - the 19-year-old model wearing a bronzed gown by Peter Dundas represented her Indigenous Navajo people with authentic Diné silver and turquoise jewellery.
Anna Wintour has stood at the helm of the Met Gala since 1995 believes that the sartorial choices of today’s young, diverse, inclusive, sustainability-minded, eco-conscious designers will reflect fashion's need for deeper values while exploring their rich and complex identity.
Images via Vogue UK, Jewellery Magazine, W Magazine