You probably know by now that last night was the Costume Institute Gala, better know as The Met Gala. Often called the "East Coast Oscars," The Met Gala is an annual fundraising event chaired by Anna Wintour (editor-in-chief of Vogue magaine) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City that celebrates an annual fashion exhibition, which also serves as the evening’s theme. This year’s Met Gala celebrated the the Rei Kawakubo and Commes des Garcons exhibition opening May 4.
There is always a strong turnout of actors, musicians, models, and athletes wearing the finest couture, ranging from the safe to the scary. In addition to the clothes, the accessories are also a strong part of each star’s look, and the likes of vintage Cartier, Bulgari, Fred Leighton, etc. can be spotted on the necks, arms, and sometimes heads of those walking the red carpet.
Refreshing my Instagram feed last night, I noticed that one star in particular had a rather large piece of bling on their wrist. The star? Serena Williams. The bling? The Audemars Piguet Diamond Outrage.
Now, I know she is an ambassador of the brand, BUT as someone who not-so-secretly loved the Diamond Outrage (seriously, it is so sick in the metal), I was happy to see it getting the limelight that is deserves. The spiked bracelet watch is covered in approximately 65 carats of diamonds (or sapphires, depending on your preference). The watch itself is concealed under one of the spikes, and the overall construction of this piece is very impressive. Pricing for this watch is obviously "Price Upon Request," but it’s somewhere north of $1 million.
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