In the lead up to this year’s MET Gala, even hostess Anna Wintour admitted there was some confusion on how to dress for the Camp: Notes on Fashion theme. I suspect some notes from the fashion editor were sent out with general directives because people came dressed in a few different categories. There was showgirl chic and a Valley of the Dolls vibe. Pink was clearly the camp color of choice. Gold was a close second.
People who really went for the theme fell into two categories. Those who are always camp in their style just looked more so. People who aren’t too camp regularly were, in some instances, almost unrecognizable.
As for the jewelry, it came in all shapes and sizes. There was High Jewelry from the big houses that debuted on the pink carpet. Some super fun designer pieces were among the array. And there were costume looks that played on the potential camp quality of fine jewelry. See all the best from the red carpet below.
Queen of Camp, Lady Gaga wore four different outfits on the red carpet and one Tiffany necklace set 28-carats of princess-cut diamonds and a gold butterfly accent from the 2019 Blue Book collection. The singer who was a co-host of the evening explained, “As Susan Sontag suggested in her 1964 essay, camp is above all a mode of enjoyment and appreciation. I chose to wear Tiffany’s solid gold butterfly, which is dressed in radiant diamonds, as the epitome of enjoyment and appreciation above all else. It’s a moment of fantastical glamour and an appreciation of the glorious beauty of nature.”
Jennifer Lopez wore Harry Winston’s Purple Dragon Necklace set with a 65.32 carat purple sapphire set in a 129.48 carat diamond and platinum necklace.
Elle Fanning wore Tiffany jewels.
Miley Cyrus wore several Bulgari jewels including a pair of vintage diamond and platinum earrings made around 1930 from the Heritage collection.
Lily Collins wore a Cartier emerald, rock crystal, onyx, black lacquer and diamond and platinum necklace from the new Magnitude High Jewelry collection.
Kendall Jenner wore Imperial Topaz and diamond Tiffany jewels.
Janelle Monae wore Starburst black onyx and diamond earrings by Hanut Singh.
Emma Roberts wore earrings from Irene Neuwirth’s new Bloom collection.
Gal Gadot wore diamond and platinum Tiffany earrings.
Emily Blunt wore diamond Messika earrings.
Serena Williams wore jewels by De Grisogono.
Gwyneth Paltrow wore Mexican fire opal and carnelian earrings by Glenn Spiro.
Yara Shahidi wore jewels by David Webb.
Natasha Lyonne wore jewels by David Webb.
Gigi Hadid wore diamond and platinum earrings by Lorraine Schwartz.
Naomi Campbell wore archival Bulgari ruby and diamond jewels to this year’s Met Gala, paired with high jewelry earrings and bracelets. The stunning, standout diamond heritage bracelet made in 1959 is a red carpet favorite that has been worn by actresses Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner and Julia Roberts at various events in the past.
Ruth Negga wore a gold Bloom tiara by Irene Neuwirth among other jewels.
Gemma Chan wearing several Forevermark bracelets including styles from the Black Label collection, Martin Flyer and Dalumi.
Halsey wore an array of Jennifer Fisher cuffs and various rings including one by Mimi So.
Fashion designer Joseph Altuzarra and Awkwafina in Bulgari earrings at The 2019 Met Gala.
Zoe Kravitz wore earrings by Anabela Chan, Harry Kotlar studs and bracelets from Amwaj as well as a ring from Le Vian.
Rachel Brosnahan wore earrings by Alison Lou.
Nick Jonas with Priyanka Chopra who wore jewels by Chopard
Joe Jonas with Sophie Turner who is wearing gem-set earrings.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter in Verdura jewels.
Lucy Boynton in rings from Harry Winston.
Photo GettyDanai Gurira in jewels from Fred Leighton.
Saoirse Ronan wore cluster earrings.
Tracee Ellis Ross wore earrings by Tiffany.
Joan Collins wore diamond jewels.
Ashley Graham wore hoop earrings by Heub and Amwja at The 2019 Met Gala.
Mindy Kaling wore rings by David Webb.
Hailey Bieber wore earrings by Bulgari.
Lili Reinhart wore jewels by Fred Leighton.
Kacey Musgraves wore diamond jewelry by Forevermark.
Lupita Nyong’o wore a rainbow of magnificent heritage Bulgari jewels including a necklace featuring a 41 carat center stone, surrounded by amethysts.
Katy Perry’s Moschino chandelier outfit was so elaborate she didn’t appear to be wearing any other jewels beyond her engagement ring.
Bella Hadid wore Lorraine Schwartz emerald earrings with her bejeweled Moschino dress.
Gwen Stefani also wore a bejeweled number by Moschino.