When Lupita Nyong'o stepped out at 2021's Met Gala, our eyes refused to look at just one thing. From that Versace Jeans Couture gown to her fabulous glam, it was clear the actress and her team had brought their A-game once again, with a look that went perfectly with the American theme of the night.
And, of course, we can't forget all those diamonds.
"I was inspired by denim material, as it is one of the most iconic fabrics defined by American history, and in the '90s, Versace dominated the magazines with their Versace Jeans Couture collection," Nyong'o's stylist, Micaela Erlanger told InStyle over email. "It felt like a perfect theme — and there is nothing better than denim topped with diamonds."
According to Erlanger, it was always the plan to style this creative look with bold jewelry.
"I knew we needed some megawatt sparkle and no one does that better than De Beers," she said, before revealing a detail that made us want to zoom in a bit more. "I actually layered three platinum and diamond necklaces together to create a statement look!"
It would also be a disservice not to mention the multiple De Beers diamond rings, one of which was 10.31 carats. It's this kind of playfulness and intense glamour that makes us excited about fashion again, and Erlanger definitely agrees.
"It feels so good to get dressed up again!"