May, 2019 – Met Gala – The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Met Gala: Cardi B Wears $250K Rubies as Nipple Covers

Diamonds and Luxury Jewelry by Stefere

Stefere Custom Ruby Nipple Covers

Cardi B’s Thom Browne red peacock gown featured 44 carats of rubies over her breasts at the 2019 Met Gala.

It’s not quite like Cardi B to have one of the most wow-inducing style details on her look be so shyly understated. Yet the “Bodak Yellow” rapper’s mega-wattage ruby nipple covers almost went undetected at Monday night’s Met Gala.

Upon closer inspection, the lavish, down-filled silk and organza gown by designer Thom Browne (that boasted a sweeping 10-foot train) was decorated with 44 carats-worth of rubies on her boobies. Valued at a whopping $250,000, the gems were a custom creation of jewelry designer Corina Mihaila Larpin’s luxe jewelry brand Stefere.

The singer’s dress, in an oxblood red hue, was further embellished with hand-embroidered bugle beads and 30,000 burned and dyed feathers and took 35 people over 2,000 hours to create. Pebbled leather platform brogues and a crystal-encrusted headpiece by milliner Stephen Jones finished off the look, styled by Kollin Carter.

“Kollin came to Stefere and asked if we could create ruby nipples for Cardi B. — of course, we said, ‘Yes!’ Next challenge was to find the right size and shape to create the perfect pair of ruby nipples for Cardi,” Larpin told THR. “Now we think everyone should have a pair of ruby nipples.”

(Stefere also designed the two statement white diamond rings worn by Janelle Monáe.)

Diamonds and Luxury Jewelry by Stefere

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