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Billie Eilish Wears Diamonds in ‘Hollywood for a New Generation’ Look

She channeled Marilyn Monroe at the Met Gala in diamond jewelry by Cartier.

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The Met Gala celebrated the opening of the exhibit “America: A Lexicon of Fashion” on Sept. 13 with celebrities dressed in everything red, white and blue — and especially white for diamonds. Young A-listers wore looks that gave a nod to the Statue of Liberty, Western garb and a mix that featured the melting pot that America represents. But none was so appealing as the looks that recalled Old Hollywood glamour.

Billie Eilish, who traditionally dresses androgynously, went a different route and channeled Marilyn Monroe in her famous role in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes when she showed up in an Oscar de la Renta gown and dripping in diamonds on her wrist, fingers and ears, all by Cartier High Jewelry.

Although retailers have been marketing the Monroe-in-diamonds look for decades, Billie’s was more youthful, playful, stackable and relevant for today’s consumer. Monroe was covered in faux diamonds in the film, but mostly with chokers and bracelets that she wore on high gloves on her wrist. Refreshingly delicate, the diamond pieces that Billie wore to the Met could stand on their own for everyday wear or be purchased to wear in multiples. One thing is for certain, they are still a “girl’s best friend.”

Beth Bernstein is a published author of three books and jewelry and fashion expert with 18+ years experience. A broad knowledge of the history of jewelry and fashion coupled with a background in "the story", writing, trends, design concepts has earned Beth a proven track record.

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