The actor wore a Versace dress with jewels from Bulgari.
Anne Hathaway channeled some of Karl Lagerfeld’s most famous muses—1990s supermodels—for her return to the Met Gala red carpet. To celebrate the exhibition “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” the star wore a Swarovski crystal-embellished dress by Versace and a coin necklace by Bulgari.
Donatella Versace wanted Hathaway’s outfit to marry signature Versace and Chanel codes. “For Anne I wanted to create a gown to celebrate a conversation between Karl and Versace,” Versace told Vogue. “I remember listening to Gianni and Karl talking and laughing over dinner one evening and this dress reminds me of that moment. Karl celebrated women and craftsmanship. I learned so much from his work. The dress is a tribute to our shared ’90s experience—tweed, pearls and camellias mixed with safety pins, slashes, and a corset. Anne looks powerful, feminine, stunning and of course iconic. Exactly like Karl made women feel in his dresses.”
To up the ante, Hathaway turned to Bulgari for a pair of custom-made statement necklaces. They were Monete pieces, made with ancient roman coins and inspired by the gold Chanel coin accessories that were particularly popular in the late ’80s—an Italian take on a French classic.
“I think it’s so cool how these necklaces incorporate ancient coins into modern yet timeless design,” Hathaway told Vogue. “These pieces beautifully represent the heritage and pioneering spirit of the brand in a way that is palpable—you can feel it.”
This article was originally published on Vogue.