While award season is all about piling on the sparkling diamonds, the accessories at the Met Gala bring about a certain toughness. They fuel the fire behind spotlight-stealing looks that really do leave us gazing in wonder. “How is Lady Gaga managing the stairs in those chunky platforms? Just how leggy can Taylor Swift possibly look, thanks to those caged heels?”
And since the theme of the 2016 ball was all about the meeting of fashion and tech, we saw plenty of light-up clutches and intricately shaped, over-the-top earrings that even distracted from the gowns they accessorized. Just read on to see why the evening’s red carpet will go down in history, largely because of the shoes, bags, and jewels that dazzled on by.
Wearing $4 million of Lorraine Schwartz jewels, incuding 17-carat diamond studs.
Wearing Tiffany & Co. jewels.
Wearing Piaget jewels.