Stars shine in Bulgari at the 2012 Costume Institute Gala
New York saw Bulgari out in force at the 2012 Costume
Institute Gala at New York's Metropolitan Museum, celebrating Elsa
Schiaparalli and Miuccia Prada's Impossible Conversations
exhibition. The Costume Institute houses a staggering collection of
over 35,000 costumes and accessories spanning seven centuries and
five continents, and where better to find today's stars of film and
television stepping out in style.
Actress and model Jaime King sparkled in a bold Serpenti
necklace in white gold and with diamonds, coupled with a classic
Serpenti bracelet-watch in white gold with diamonds and blue
sapphires, as well as a minaudière in gold, black and white enamel
with a snake head closure, all from Bulgari's High Jewellery
Much of the the collection also adorned film starlet Emma
Roberts, with platinum earrings with four cushion cut sapphires at
21.57cts, two pear shaped diamonds at 1.80cts, and eight diamonds
at 2.06cts. She also wore a delicious ring in yellow gold with a
cushion-shaped sapphire at 14.22 cts and pavé diamonds at 1.39cts.
Again, the Serpenti was wound around Robert's wrist too, here in
the guise of a white gold and diamond bracelet.
Television journalist Maria Bartiromo shone in Bulgari earrings
in white gold with two emeralds at 31.67cts, four sapphires at
37.15cts, four round brilliant cut diamonds at 0.69cts, tapered and
baguette cut diamonds at 4.11cts; the iconic Serpenti bracelet made
another appearance in white gold with baguette diamonds at 33.81
Elsa Schiaparalli and Miuccia Prada's Impossible Conversations
exhibition runs from May 10th to August 9th; the Met's Spring 2012
Costume Institute exhibition, it explores the striking
affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, two Italian
designers from different eras.