Jewellery Flaunted On The Red Carpet This Year
The red carpet isn’t just about designer gowns and tailored suits; it’s also a showcase of some of the finest jewellery pieces that add that extra touch of glamour. This year has been a dazzling display of luxury brands, from intricate necklaces to statement earrings, brought to life by the celebrities who wear them. Whether subtly elegant or ostentatiously opulent, these pieces captivate the eye and elevate red carpet fashion to a whole new level.
The Academy Awards
At the 95th Academy Awards earlier this year, the red carpet was a veritable spectacle of glitz, with celebrities adorning themselves in exquisite pieces of jewellery that complemented their ensembles and made bold statements this year. Deepika Padukone dazzled with a Cartier Magicien high jewellery necklace, accented with diamonds and a standout 67.18-carat pear-shaped yellow sapphire, alongside a Pluie de Cartier diamond bracelet and Cartier Étincelle and Reflection de Cartier diamond rings.
Angela Bassett showcased a serpent-themed Bvlgari Serpenti necklace with her Moschino gown, mirroring the dress’s asymmetric flow. Florence Pugh opted for a Tiffany & Co. necklace from the 2022 Botanica collection, paired perfectly with her Valentino attire, embodying youthful glamour.
Lady Gaga’s vintage elegance shone through with a platinum and diamond necklace from Tiffany & Co. Sofia Carson turned heads in an epic Chopard necklace featuring 122-carat emeralds and assorted diamonds, making a statement of opulence.
Meanwhile, men like Michael B Jordan and Ke Huy Quan made stylistic statements with brooches on their jacket lapels.
The Met Gala
At this year’s Met Gala, Priyanka Chopra captured the spotlight as she elegantly strolled the red carpet, adorned in a remarkable Bvlgari creation. The piece de resistance was the mesmerising Laguna Blu Diamond Necklace, one of the most expensive Bvlgari pieces, with a value of $25 million (£22.8 million), that gracefully nestled against her attire, stealing the limelight.
The event was further embellished by Kim Kardashian’s appearance, who donned a Schiaparelli Chain Dress, meticulously crafted with 50,000 freshwater pearls, showcasing an epitome of intricate craftsmanship. Adding to the glitterati, Gigi Hadid graced the occasion in a Givenchy gown, tastefully paired with a suite of lab-grown diamonds by New York jeweller Smiling Rocks along with a layered pearl necklace, paying a touching tribute to the late Karl Lagerfeld.
The Met Gala 2023 not only celebrated the confluence of fashion and art but also provided a platform for high-end jewellery brands to shine through the celebrities, portraying a blend of modern innovation and timeless elegance.
The Cannes Film Festival
The Cannes Film Festival 2023, also known as Festival de Cannes, had its red carpet as a magnificent display of luxurious jewellery adorned by the glitterati in attendance. There was a wide range of luxury jewellery on the Cannes 2023 red carpet, including diamond jewellery from the likes of Chopard, Cartier necklaces, and Messika. The shift towards high jewellery earrings was evident, as celebrities and stylists sought the perfect earrings for the occasion, to help add a bit of glamour to the red carpet.
Laura Harrier elegantly showcased exquisite pieces from Bvlgari during the ‘Jeanne du Barry’ screening, embodying a blend of modern elegance with timeless charm. Stars like Alessandra Ambrosio, showing off luxury designs from Pomellato’s high jewellery collection, and Elle Fanning, with a stunning white gold and diamond Tradition Perles de Diamants necklace from Cartier, also contributed to the riveting display of high-end jewellery, their choices reflecting the epitome of red carpet glamour.
Scarlett Johansson, a celebrated face of David Yurman, graced the ‘Asteroid City’ red carpet adorned in Yurman’s Liberty High Jewelry earrings, adding a touch of sophistication to her glamorous ensemble. Chopard too had a notable presence at the event, with stars like Natalie Portman and Charles Melton choosing the brand’s elegant pieces, enhancing their red carpet looks with a dash of luxury.
Catherine Zeta-Jones, accompanied by her family, also made a glamorous appearance that seamlessly blended with the red carpet’s luxurious theme, wearing beautiful diamonds and ruby jewellery from Chopard including a gorgeous pair of drop earrings.
The BAFTA Awards
The allure of the BAFTAs red carpet in 2023 was undeniably heightened by the exquisite jewellery adorned by the attending celebrities. Emma Mackey made a stylish appearance, her Saint Laurent ensemble impeccably accented with jewels from Boucheron, embodying an aura of modern sophistication.
In a bold fusion of contemporary and classic, Sheila Atim’s avant-garde Prada attire was elegantly offset by Chopard’s timeless pieces, showcasing a tasteful blend of the old and new. Cynthia Erivo, on the other hand, opted for a blend of Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. jewellery, lending a touch of refined elegance to her red carpet look.
The BAFTA Awards 2023 also saw a sparkle of high-end brands gracing the event, with celebrities like Lily James, Julianne Moore, and Ellie Goulding choosing the exquisite designs of Bvlgari, the official jewellery partner for the awards. The BAFTA red carpet elegantly mirrored a confluence of high fashion and exceptional jewellery craftsmanship, each piece telling a story of luxury, aesthetics, and individual style.