Since basically every dress was bedazzled in some way, we're not entirely surprised that there wasn't enough jewelry on the red carpet for our tastes. But, tiaras, headbands, crowns, oh my! Let's take a look at the ladies who had us at headpiece.
All hail Queen RiRi. Seriously. When your dress is so big that no one else can fit on the carpet, you have officially won the night. This insane yellow embroidered fur cape/gown by Guo Pei sent a little shiver down our spines. And made us wonder what's underneath! We are also coveting Rihanna's gorgeous gold Cartier necklace and the headpiece. More is more is more!
From top, ravishing redhead and supermodel Karen Elson was epically regal in Dolce & Gabbana. The corset she is wearing is actually a completely separate body piece constructed from metal and encrusted in gemstones. Let's just say that we basically melted into a puddle of jealousy when we saw this look hit the carpet.
We loved the drama of Lady Gaga's Balenciaga kimono by Alexander Wang. We say: bring the crazy! Her gunmetal tiara was the perfect compliment to beads, feathers and an eye-catching lattice print.
Although we don't think this is the best picture of Brie Larson, top, we adore the insane over-embellishment of this Dolce & Gabbana look. From the headband to the earrings to the necklace – made up of coral lion cameos, lapis, moonstone and several other jaw-dropping gems – this is some modern day Elizabethan shit and we dig it.
Zendaya – YES! Although the theme is China, we are feeling some very strong Egyptian vibes from her Fausto Puglisi party in the front, business in the back dress. Fun, young and a train. We approve. Then, add in the arm band, cuffs and major headpiece, and we're completely sold. Have any comments for this one, Guiliana? (Also, for the record, she is wearing a Lydia Courteille ring, Jack Vartanian black diamond studs, Pasquale Bruni diamond stackable rings and Casa Reale diamond stackable rings.)
Coincidence that Anne Hathaway chose this look for the unofficial #maythefourthbewithyou Star Wars day? Regardless, we usually always like a cape, and a hood – well, why not? We love the simplicity of this shimmery gold Ralph Lauren creation and wish we could go back in time to wear it to Studio 54. Finished off with a pop of diamonds from her Repossi ear cuff, and we are ready to put on our dancing shoes.
Kate Hudson looks pretty smug in this shot, and we don't really blame her. I mean – body. Whoa. Besides the glittery gold Michael Kors, we are mostly focused on the major headpiece worn draped over one ear. And if you thought that was costume jewelry, well, let us be the bearer of good news: it's actually a Lorraine Schwartz canary diamond statement necklace as jaunty hat. Yes, please.
Courtney Eaton, above in another swoon-inducing Dolce & Gabbana, was definitely one of our favorite looks of the night. (In fact, Randi mused on Instagram that she'd like to be buried in this dress. But she would also happily wear it to the grocery store, to the beach or to afternoon coffee. Wherever.) We loved the buttoned-up look of the high neck paired with chandelier earrings and a gold headband over a slicked-back middle part.
SJP once again brought the hat realness with this Philip Treacy number. If you're gonna do it, really do it. That's what we think. We love the major tassle embellishments and her custom jade bangles by Jennifer Fisher. (She's also wearing jewels by Cindy Chao and Fred Leighton. Thank you for wearing jewelry, SJP!)
Here we have Georgia May Jagger in a flower headpiece. OK, we know it's not bejeweled, but we really love it all the same. We're also suckers for a crazy pattern, and this custom Gucci kimono-inspired gown is definitely tickling our fancy. Extra credit for the major cocktail rings on every finger.
Finally, Olivia Wilde in Prada. Again, not a jewelry headpiece, but she definitely gets inclusion for her bejeweled gown, gloves and bag. Prada is known for attaching big, juicy faux gemstones to their creations, and we are fully on board.
Thanks, Met Gala, that was fun. Now we'll go eat some Chinese food in our pajamas and try to figure out how our invitations were once again lost in the mail.