In celebration of the Metropolitan Museum’s “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” exhibit, organizers gave this year’s Met Gala the dress code of “gilded glamour white tie,” referencing New York City’s famous Gilded Age. The period between 1870 and 1890 was defined by financial prosperity, and the rich spent their money on the latest, most ornate and excessive clothes and accessories available. You truly never know how celebrities and designers are going to choose to interpret a theme, but jewels are a staple on any red carpet, so it makes sense that sparkling tiaras would be one of the night’s early trends. Few accessories are as effective in conveying glamour and formality, after all.
Blake Lively, Tommy Dorfman and more stars who channeled the evening’s theme of Gilded Glamour with tiaras, hats and headpieces.
1. Anna Wintour
The Queen of the Met Gala herself, is it any surprise that Anna Wintour ditched her signature sunglasses for a tiara?
2. Blake Lively
Co-chair Lively’s look was an homage to New York City architecture, and she topped it all off with a crown!
3. Sarah Jessica Parker
Parker captured the glamour of the era with a sky-high, feathered and floral fascinator by Philip Treacy.
4. Emma Chamberlain
Chamberlain — who bleached her hair for the 2022 Met Gala — drew attention to her new locks with a tiara.
5. Tommy Dorfman
Dorfman took the “Gilded Age” dress code very seriously, wearing a crown from the era as an accessory.
“The jewelry is actually from the times, so this crown is almost 200 years old, which is pretty sensational,” she told on the red carpet.
She also wore a Fred Leighton green paste hair comb and gold and diamond hoop earrings, all from the 19th century.
6. Jannele Monaé
Monaé sparkled from head to toe in Nikos Koulis.
7. Quannah Chasinghorse
The Indigenous model, activist and land protector looked stunning in accessories by Antelope Women Designs.
8. LaLa Anthony
Anthony wore a stunning sequined fascinator (which featured red roses) during her hosting duties for VOGUE‘s red carpet.
9. Leslie Odom Jr.
Odom Jr. wore a black round hat on the Met Gala red carpet.
10. Alicia Keys
Keys’ gown was the epitome of glitz and glam, so it is no surprise that the singer added some extra sparkle to her braid, too.