Met Ball beauty trend: Indian-inspired headpieces
Tuesday 10 May 2011
You would have been forgiven for thinking that the stars arriving on the Met Ball's red carpet last week were in fact attending a Bollywood movie premiere, with everyone from Kate Hudson to Jessica Alba getting inspired by Indian headware and hair jewelry.
Australian Transformers actress Isabel Lucas maybe delivered the most literal interpretation of the trend, pairing her coral Louis Vuitton gown with golden earrings and a pearl-embellished headpiece that featured a striking medaillon dangling down to the middle of her forehead.
For American model Britt Maren, it was also the hair jewelry that was the main focus of attention: the House of Harlow 1960 piece, designed by Nicole Richie, who also created Britt's dress under her Winter Kate label, was placed on the top center of her forehead, accentuating her sleek hairdo and complementing the equally Bollywood-esque golden robe.
Gold dresses and Indian-inspired headpieces were a formula that also worked for pregnant actresses Kate Hudson - who arrived in a strapless Stella McCartney gown - and Jessica Alba, choosing Ralph Lauren not only for her dress but also for a vintage necklace she opted to wear in her hair, a styling strategy also seen on singer Fergie, who paired her sparkly hair jewelry with a Marchesa gown.
Meanwhile, Indian actress Freida Pinto decided not to go the obvious way, wearing a menswear-inspired Chanel couture dress teamed with a tie and simple sideswept hair.
The Indian-inspired headgear trend coincides with the comeback of henna tattoos and the bindi, which No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani first made popular in the Western hemisphere in the 1990s - the decade that is set to dictate fashion's taste next fall.
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