When it comes to major red carpet moments, everyone always wants to know about the dress. And yet it’s often the chic little details—namely, the jewelry and accessories—that have the most game-changing effects. From Solange Knowles’s ice skate shoes by Thom Browne to Cassie Ventura’s OTT ear cuffs, there were some truly epic extras at this year’s Met Gala, many of which channeled the avant-garde magic of Rei Kawakubo.
Adwoa Aboah’s custom ear cuff was designed by Conner Ives, who made it out of vintage pieces he found in a London market. He also designed her outfit.
Rihanna topped off her Comme des Garçons look with tourmaline and black diamond earrings from her Rihanna Loves Chopard high jewelry collection.
Cassie Ventura wore spiky diamond Rinaldy A. Yunardi ear cuffs, which mirrored the sunburst pattern on her date Sean Combs’s Rick Owens cape.
Jennifer Connelly wore head-to-toe Louis Vuitton, from her shoulder-duster earrings down to her ankle boots.
The men of Migos had some of the best jewelry of the night, including a diamond necklace with Yoda’s face on it.
Serena Williams matched her XIV Karats emerald and diamond earrings to her Versace dress.
Only Solange Knowles could pull off Thom Browne’s extra-long puffer coat and ice skate shoes.
Mary-Kate Olsen went the boho route in a (presumably vintage) chain headpiece and layers of beaded necklaces.
Lily-Rose Depp’s pink Chanel dress came with built-in camellia “jewelry” wrapping around her torso.
Kerry Washington’s safety-pin choker lent a subversive edge to her Michael Kors gown.