Met Gala Jewelry Trend: Tassels & Fringe

May 5, 2015 Cheryl Kremkow Celebrity Jewelry, Jewelry Trends Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , 5 Comments

I love the over-the-top costume component of the Met Gala: it has just the right amount of crazy, which is missing from most red carpets.  But the fashion masquerade component of the evening does have one significant drawback: it means the jewelry can be part of the decoration and not really reflective of the trends of the moment.

This year the theme of the Gala is China Through the Looking Glass. So, as you might expect, there was a lot of jadeite jewelry on celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, Karlie Kloss, Lily Aldridge, and Lady Gaga. But the surprise jewelry trend of the night was tassels and fringe, especially in earrings. This trend has been on a low simmer for a couple of years now.  Will the Met Gala’s clear embrace of the tassel put it over the top?  With Couture and JCK less than a month away, we’ll soon see.

Here are my favorite tassel and fringe looks of the night.

Sarah Jessica Parker in a Philip Treacy headdress and bangles by Jennifer Fisher at the 2015 Met Gala

Sarah Jessica Parker always goes all out at the Met Gala and this year is no exception. I appreciate the fact that she takes risks and has some fun with the theme.  This year’s highlight is a headpiece by Philip Treacy with stylized flames (imagine Heat Miser’s hair executed in curled paper.) The headdress has huge hanging silk tassels with jade beads. SJP also is wearing some personalized jade bangles with diamond initials by Jennifer Fisher and more jewelry by Cindy Chao.

Sienna Miller in tassel earrings at the 2015 Met Gala

Siena Miller is one of the night’s best dressed in a slim red suit and dramatic tassel earrings by Jacob & Co with pearl accents.

Lizzy Caplan wears earrings by Jack Vartanian to the 2015 Met Gala

Lizzy Caplan has the coolest fringe earrings of the night.  They are by Jack Vartanian. Here’s a closer look.

Fringe earrings by Jack Vartanian that Lizzy Caplan wore to the 2015 Met Gala

Uma Thurman looks pretty fabulous in a white Grecian goddess dress and colorful emerald tassel earrings.

Uma Thurman wears tassel earrings to the 2015 Met Gala. Photo

Gong Li also chose lovely gemstone tassel earrings in sapphire and emerald by Anna Hu.

Gong Li wears gemstone tassel earrings to the 2015 Met Gala

Chrissie Teigen combined tassels and jadeite in earrings by Fred Leighton.

Chrissie Teigen wears tassel earrings at the 2015 Met Gala

Georgina Chapman of Marquesa is maybe a teensy bit over the top with huge fringe earrings that match her fringe sleeves.

Georgina Chapman wears fringe earrings to the 2015 Met gala

Kate Beckensale wears Carrera y Carrera fringe earrings with a gold dress (gold was a popular choice.)

Kate Beckensale wears Carrera y Carrera earrings to the 2015 Met Gala

And, to show that fringe also made the worst jewelry list, check out these earrings that Kris Jenner is wearing.  They are so heavy they are elongating her lobes.  Ouch!

Kris Jenner wears heavy fringe earrings to the 2015 Met Gala

Which is your favorite jewelry look of the night?


  1. Miorah 2 years Reply

    Amazing collection of tassels & fringe earrings for women’s and girls. thanks for sharing a wonderful blog.

  2. Emma @Beads Jar UK 8 years Reply

    I really enjoyed looking at the different tassel designs, particularly the colourful beaded earrings worn by Gong Li and Uma Thurman….stunning!

  3. Meiko Lucas 8 years Reply

    Had a whale of a time looking at these jewelry pieces. Sarah Jessica Parker looked like a royalty and a picture of grace wearing that headpiece, which had a startling resemblance with a native Indian headgear. Uma Thurman never fails to look gorgeous but this time, the earring she wore stole the thunder right under her nose.

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