The Met Gala 2022 theme is “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” a celebration of the second installment of a two-part Costume Institute exhibition (the first being “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”). And the dress code? White tie, inspired by the glamour of the Gilded Age New York. So while guests’ outfits were meant to explore the foundation of American fashion, they were also supposed to mirror the opulence, extravagance, and downright excessiveness of the period. Which, of course, is why the best 2022 Met Gala jewelry on the red carpet was the true star — without it, it would be difficult, if not impossible, to adhere to the attire requirements of the event at all.
Plus, it was impossible to look away from, given its grandeur. Vanessa Hudgens was one of the first to display just how lavish the night’s accessories would be, with icy jewelry from her fingers to her hair. YouTuber Emma Chamberlain was right behind her, showing off a dazzling, jaw-dropping choker necklace and a regal tiara. And at the same time, La La Anthony took things to another level with a bedazzled gown to match her sparkling earrings, bracelets, and rings.
It is the iconic Met Gala event, of course, which means the splendor doesn’t stop there. Find more of the best jewelry looks of the night, ahead.
Hudgens dripped in jewelry with chandelier earrings, a large cuff, countless rings, and even hair accessories with her Moschino ensemble.
Chamberlain’s large Cartier choker, earrings, rings, and subtle tiara were the stars of her Louis Vuitton outfit.
La La Anthony
La La Anthony’s large earrings matched her sparkling red LaQuan Smith dress.
Lively was another to hop on the chandelier earring and tiara trends with her Atelier Versace outfit.
Valletta went with a truly gilded theme with gold Buccellati jewelry.
Cabello added a whimsical touch to her Atelier Prabal Gurung gown with intricate drop earrings.
Erivo held nothing back when it came to jewelry this year — it was even on her nails.
King’s opulent “claw” jewelry was some of the most iconic of the evening.
Benton’s long, layered necklaces were the perfect complement to her colorblocked gown.
Apatow served old-school glamour with a diamond choker, delicate earrings, and a luxe hair clip.
Park wore jewelry down to her ankles with her feathered Atelier Prabal Gurung gown.
Chan didn’t need much jewelry with her beaded dress, so her chain-link earrings and small selection of rings were the perfect additions.
Fineman’s large pearl necklace felt very on theme.
The subtle color changes in Harrier’s pearls are worthy of a second look in her custom H&M outfit.
The plunging neckline of Kaling’s Prabal Gurung dress put her De Beers Jewellers medallion necklace on full display.
Musgraves’ delicate De Beers Jewellers necklace and bracelet added just enough sparkle to her black Prada dress.
Lee’s choker necklace is stunning, but it’s the large spiraled rings we can’t look away from.
Though Yeoh went with a pared-back Atelier Prabal Gurung gown, her necklace was anything but.
Elsesser stunned in a Nikos Koulis ring and Le Vian bracelet.
Eilish juxtaposed her pastel gown with a black choker with diamonds.
Look close to make sure you don’t miss Coughlan’s ear cuffs, the under-the-radar highlight of her look.
Bailey’s winged necklace and Area couture dress stole the red carpet.