Nicole Richie: MET Gala Magnificent

May 22 2010 • by Roselle

Nicole Richie was all sparkles at the MET, from her gown to her purse.

Normally, I would say no to such a combination. I mean, you should only have one statement piece on you, not two dazzling ones. But for some reason, Nicole Richie was able to handle both.

Her gown was a glittery silver piece and she paired it with an equally flashy black sequined clutch. It was a good thing her dress had a plain black waistband to offset all the shine.

Nicole Richie at the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the ‘American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity’ exhibition held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 3, 2010

I guess it’s also a good thing the sequined clutch was black; otherwise, it would have been too much.

Want to make this Nicole Richie red carpet look more wearable? Go for a shorter and less glittery dress and pair it with these sparkling sequined clutches:

Costume National Detailed Dress, US$550


Steve Madden BJelly Sequined Clutch, US$38

An oversized clutch decorated with shiny sequins and pleated detailing guaranteed to keep you glam and chic while keeping all your evening-out essentials in place


Franchi Handbags Diane Clutch, US$179

A cute bow detailed purse with a top kiss lock closure that will give your look a different beat with its sweet and girly glam appeal

Now if you insist on wearing something that shines, you can try something more subdued like this dress from Type Z:

Type Z Zahavana, US$70

Credit: Andres Otero/