Gold Is the New Black

The skin-flattering metallic shade is fast becoming Hollywood’s favorite wardrobe staple

naomie harris gold sequin dressNaomie Harris

When you’re promoting a movie like Rampage—the big-budget action flick that Naomie Harris headlines with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson—you know the premieres are going to be lit. Fortunately, Harris dressed for the occasion, in a disco-tastic Miu Miu gown awash in gold sequins and paillettes. For jewels, she selected classic green jade pieces from David Webb, whose designs have been all over the red carpet lately. (We spied them on Emily Ratajkowski at the Daily Front Row fashion awards and Tina Fey at Broadway’s Mean Girls opening, to name a few!)


(Top) Earrings with carved jade and hammered 18k gold; price on request; David Webb; 212-421-3030;

mason kay carved green jade earringsUNDER $15,000
Fine carved green jade drop earrings in 18k yellow gold with bullet diamond tops; $10,500; Mason Kay;;

angelique de paris daffodil earringsUNDER $500
Daffodil earrings with dyed jadeite, 18k gold plate, and CZ; $285; Angélique De Paris; 610-782-7227;


nicole kidman gold sequin dressNicole Kidman

Some fashion critics thought that Nicole Kidman’s buttery-gold Michael Kors gown was too much for the Academy of Country Music Awards. One detail you don’t see in this photo: It was completely cut open in the back! And her hubby, multi-nominee Keith Urban, was wearing (artfully) ripped black jeans, after all. But people: She’s Nicole Kidman. This was an awards show. Did you expect anything less than high glam? Our one quibble: her hair, which often obscured those stunning antique drops from Fred Leighton—her go-to red-carpet jewelry designer. Those earrings are too beautiful to hide!


fred leighton 1960s turquoise garnet earringsON KIDMAN
1960s turquoise and gold pendant earrings with garnet; price on request; Fred Leighton; 212-288-1872;

percossi papi turquoise ruby enamel earringsUNDER $2,500
Vermeil earrings with cloisonné enamel, iolite, turquoise, and rubies; €950 ($1,175); Percossi Papi;;

bounkit turquoise lemon quartz amethyst earringsUNDER $500
Turquoise, amethyst, and lemon quartz two-way convertible earrings in 14k gold–plated brass; $374; Bounkit; 212-244-1877;

(Harris: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty; Kidman: Jason Kempin/ACMA2018/Getty for ACM)

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