POPSUGAR Fashion

The Met Gala Is Like the Super Bowl of Accessories

May 6 2014 - 11:44am

Not that the gowns at the Costume Institute Gala [1] couldn't stand on their own — but isn't it more fun to see the jewels they pile on, too? And, with this year's theme drawing out the glamour and elegance of Charles James-inspired dressing, they didn't skimp on the add-ons either — some throwing on as much as 55 carats to play the part for the white-tie occasion. See all the megawatt jewels, bags, and heels when you keep scrolling.

Kim Kardashian

Kim flashed her megawatt diamond engagement ring on the red carpet.

Gisele Bündchen

Gisele's emerald-hued earring offset her all-black gown.

Kate Bosworth

To accompany her gilded clutch, Kate wore an armful of delicate gold bangles.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Some serious gladiator heels added edge to Rosie's look.

Solange Knowles

Solange had her hands full with a metallic Anya Hindmarch [2] clutch and Lorraine Schwartz rings.

Cara Delevingne

Cara dressed up her Stella McCartney [3] pants with Cartier [4] gems.

Kate Bosworth

No shortage of statement jewels here — Kate sported a pair of sculptural earrings and a coordinating choker.

Sofia Coppola

We can't decide what we like more — Sofia's bangles or chic little bag.

Rita Ora

Rita's custom Casadei [5] over-the-knee boots embroidered with Donna Karan [6] Atelier won the prize for most extraordinary footwear of the evening.

Alexi Ashe Meyers

Seth Meyers's wife added oomph with a dramatic clutch.

Dianna Agron

Dianna's embellished Miu Miu [7] heels could give her dress a run for its money.

Diane Kruger

Diane's pearl Edie Parker clutch practically matched her pastel gown.

Elizabeth Olsen

The actress brought a touch more color to her look with a pair of bright two-tone Miu Miu [8] heels.

Nicole Richie

The style setter was subtly — but luxuriously — accessorized with House of Harlow [9] 1960 custom 14k gold ear cuffs with 2.1 carats of hand-set diamonds along with a custom draping chain 14k gold necklace with 5.35 carats of hand-set diamonds.

Dianna Agron

Proving that sometimes it's the supporting details that make the biggest difference, Dianna carried a stone-covered Miu Miu [10] clutch.

Marion Cotillard

Marion stepped out in Met Gala-perfect heels.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Her megasized hoops were all the add-ons Rosie needed.

Nicole Richie

She kept her Zagliani [11] Faye silver python clutch close.

Naomi Watts

Naomi's Bulgari [12] bracelets made a statement along with her Givenchy [13] gown.

Jessica Alba

In a word, Jessica Alba [14]'s earrings are spectacular.

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy added some high-impact Lorraine Schwartz pieces to her look.

Lea Michele

Lorraine Schwartz earrings lent some shine to Lea's look.

Alexa Chung

We can't get over Alexa's delicately embellished clutch.

Dree Hemingway

Dree revealed a pair of white-hot Rupert Sanderson [15] Elba pumps.

Emmy Rossum

Emmy added a pair of stunnning jewel-drop earrings.

Victoria Beckham

The designer paired her own ring with an Asscher cut diamond bracelet from Jacob & Co.

Gisele Bündchen

Gisele carried a Balenciaga [16] clutch right alongside her Balenciaga gown.

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey's off-the-shoulder neckline was perfect for showcasing her brilliant Chanel Ruban Mademoiselle necklace.

Zoe Saldana

Zoe carried a Michael Kors [17] black python clutch and adorned her wrist with a Rhodonite serpent bracelet.

Olivia Munn

Olivia added a touch of whimsy with a clip in her hair.

Kristen Wiig

Kristen added an elegant Balenciaga [18] custom “Simple Cage” rhinestone cuff.

Kristen Stewart

Kristen let her Chanel confection take focus and finished with classic black pumps.

Amber Heard

Amber stunned with a pair of 19th Century diamond pendant earrings from Fred Leighton.

Charlize Theron

Charlize's head-turning accessory? A diamond and enamel wing earring by Fred Leighton.

Anna Kendrick

Anna accessorized her bare neckline with plenty of sparkle.

Chrissy Teigen

She coordinated her clutch, opting for one in the same metallic hues as her gown.

Elizabeth Olsen

Who says your clutch has to match your dress?! Not Elizabeth, who added a punchy turquoise Miu Miu [19] clutch to her custom powder-blue Miu Miu dress.

Selena Gomez

Selena's pulled-back 'do revealed a pair of statement-making Lorraine Schwartz earrings.

Anne Hathaway

Anne's strapless neckline was perfect for showing off her Vhernier Pan di Zucchero jewel-drop earrings.

Solange Knowles

The finishing touch on Solange's look? A pair of Lorraine Schwartz earrings.

Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth matched her Cartier [20] cocktail ring to her baby blue dress.

Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee kept it understated with a pair of jeweled floral studs to complement her black and white Prabal Gurung [21] gown.

Sarah Jessica Parker

From the back we see that Sarah Jessica Parker [22]'s floral headpiece goes all the way around.

Karolína Kurková

The supermodel accessorized with a megawatt 55 carat Harry Winston diamond necklace.

Zoe Kravitz

Zoe's dramatic earring look is the result of mixing H. Stern Stars diamond earrings with a pair of Anita Ko [23] Marquise earrings in 18 carat rose gold with diamonds.

Sarah Jessica Parker

SJP accessorized with a white flower in her hair and a pair of four carat 19th Century diamond drop earrings from Fred Leighton.

Allison Williams

The Girls' actress's look included a 19th Century diamond laurel leaf necklace, round brilliant diamond studs, and a pair of 19th Century diamond flower brooches in her hair, all from Fred Leighton.

Claire Danes

Claire Danes [24] added sparkle with a pair of 19th Century diamond pendant earrings from Fred Leighton.

Kim Kardashian

Kim's megawatt drop earrings perfected her glamazon vibe.

Jessica Paré

Jessica Paré added diamond bracelets and an embellished clutch to her printed gown.

Jessica Paré

The Mad Men actress let her sparkly diamond Fred Leighton floral studs take focus, leaving her neckline bare.

Lily Aldridge

Lily's statement necklace echoed the metallic of her gown.

Blake Lively

Blake Lively [25]'s look wouldn't be complete without her Lorraine Schwartz cocktail ring.

Beyoncé

To add to her dramatic look, Beyoncé chose a pair of Lorraine Schwartz earrings.

Emma Stone

Emma showed off a studded box clutch.

Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss's jewels were just as lovely as her Oscar de la Renta [26] dress.

Kate Upton

There were no shortage of accessories in Kate Upton's look, thanks to coordinating jewel-drop earrings, a necklace, and a headpiece.

Sarah Jessica Parker

The style pro adorned her white glove with 19th Century diamond and white enamel bracelet and pearl circular brooches from Fred Leighton.

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita accessorized her head-turning custom Prada [27] confection with Cartier [28] jewels.

Margot Robbie

Margot got a leg up in a pair of satin Prada [29] pumps.

Aerin Lauder

Aerin [30] Lauder carried a soft box clutch to complement her powder-blue gown.

Anna Wintour

The lady of the hour added a decadent statement necklace to her gown.

Rashida Jones

Rashida's wrist came decked with a diamond bracelet, and she sported a floral ring on her finger.

Suki Waterhouse

Suki added interest with a metallic box clutch and Anita Ko [31] rings.

Anne Hathaway

The actress finished her look with a minaudière in hand.

Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten's Van Cleef & Arpels [32] earrings provided the finishing touch on her look.

Kate Upton

The supermodel sported a veritable rainbow of jewel-toned rings.


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