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The Met Gala, taking place annually on the first Monday of May, honored the legacy of designer Karl Lagerfeild this year. The Met Gala is a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Luxury brands opened their vaults to A-list celebrities Monday night, giving them access to never before worn and hardly displayed pieces. The best looks on the carpet were those who truly nodded to Karl Lagerfeild. The black and white color pallet, pearls, leather gloves, etc.. There will be an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art honoring Lagerfeild’s 65 year career designing for multiple fashion houses and his own line. The 2023 Met Gala event was hosted by Dua Lipa and Penelope Cruz.
Singer Dua Lipa and actress Penelope Cruz hosting 2023 Met Gala. Photo from Forbes Magazine
The most notable piece on the red carpet had to be the necklace worn by host Dua Lipa. A one-of-a-kind, over 100 carat cushion-modified-brilliant diamond necklace from Tiffany & Co. The piece was fashioned with the iconic Tiffany Diamond in mind…you know, the one worn by Audry Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The diamond worn by Dua Lipa was cut to the Tiffany Diamond’s same proportions. This is the first occasion the brand has allowed anyone to wear the piece. All in all the singer wore over 200 carats of diamonds during the Met Gala.
Singer Dua Lipa wearing Tiffany & Co. necklace. Photo from Forbes Magazine
The Global Bulgari Ambassador, Indian actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas turned heads during the red carpet too. Adorned in the legendary Bulgari Laguna Blu Diamond. This diamond was previously owned by a private collector and had been originally set into a ring. Bulgari created the necklace setting specifically for this event. After the Met Gala this Blue Diamond will go up for auction at Sotheby’s. A 11.16 carat pear shape fancy-vivid blue, natural blue, VS1. This will be the largest blue diamond Bulgari has ever had for sale. The diamond could fetch up to $25 million at Auction.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas in the Bulgari Laguna Blu Diamond. Photo from Harper’s Bazaar
Bulgari Laguna Blu Diamond. Photo from Sotheby’s
Blue diamonds are unarguably beautiful and come in a variety of shades. From blueish-green to a gray-blue tone. If you love the look of the blue diamonds (or color diamonds in general), visit us in store to see our collection or discuss creating something custom! We would be happy to help you create your dream design. Shop with us in store or online at www.joekoenjewelers.com and don’t forget to check out our Instagram page @joekoenjewelers. Remember…no ensemble is complete until you add your sparkling accessory, or a few!