Although it feels like it was just yesterday that the stars cruised up the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a night of fashionable frivolity (231 days to be exact) the *official* first Monday in May is here and the 2022 Met Gala is well underway. This year’s theme is In America: An Anthology of Fashion, a part two if you will to 2021’s In America: A Lexicon of Fashion. And while many people felt that more than a handful of celebrities missed the mark on last year’s red carpet, the Gilded Glamour dress code for 2022 is much easier vibe to interpret, with sparkles and hair jewelry among the night’s top fashion and beauty trends.
More is more is more was the universally agreed upon approach to the hair looks in particular on May 2, with Met Gala veterans and newbies alike testing the limits of gilded hair accessories. From La La Anthony’s bedazzled fan hat to Emma Chamberlain’s diamond-encrusted tiara, the lines between hair jewelry and hair accessory were very pleasingly blurred. Even the queen of the night herself, Anna Wintour, got in on the sparkling topper trend — that’s when you know it’s seriously chic.
Scroll on for some of the most dazzling hair jewelry moments from the 2022 Met Gala red carpet.
Equal parts crown and dazzling modern head piece, Harlow’s Met Gala hair moment came to surprise and delight.
Hudgens looked every bit the Gothic queen with her intricate braided updo woven with a thread of delicate sparkles.
La La Anthony
A ruby red fan is clearly the most sartorial way to wear a hat, according to La La Anthony.
The only thing more eye-catching than Chamberlain’s eye-popping diamond choker was her matching tiara and gilded eyeliner.
All hail the reigning queen of the Met Gala, Anna Wintour. Her crown appeared to be encrusted with striking green peridot stones and plenty of diamonds.
Keys is no stranger to hair embellishments, but her 2022 Met Gala moment might just steal the show.
This burnished bronze crown looked beyond gorgeous with Dorfman’s sunny blonde highlights and high-shine emerald gown.
Gerber’s Gilded Age barrettes (complete with pearl accents) complimented her voluminous mermaid waves perfectly.
Along with her Old Hollywood glam waves, Apatow chose a gorgeous Gilded Age diamond brooch to accent her Met Gala look this year.
Sarah Jessica Parker
It wouldn’t be a Met Gala without SJP turning up in a fantastical headpiece.
A bedazzled turban feels right on the nose for the evening’s theme, and Jessica Chastain looked positively regal in hers.
When sci-fi meets Gilded Age glam, you get Teyana Taylor and her jaw-dropping hair jewelry.
Cameron’s wing-like hair jewelry and face gems looked goddess-esque on the Met Gala red carpet.
Nothing like a high ponytail and a strand of juicy diamonds to cap off your Met Gala look, a la Karlie Kloss.
Sims pulled out all the stops when it came to her Met Gala hair jewelry, sporting $1 million worth of diamonds by Ring Concierge to accent her elegant top knot and blush gown.