Victorian Elegance Reborn: Celebrities Embrace Neck Jewelry’s Grand Return

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Neck jewelry became popular during the Victorian era, and its resurgence as a statement accessory proves that history often repeats itself.

Spotlight on the ‘Manon’ Premiere: Celebrity Styles

Last night at Jules Massenet’s ‘Manon’ premiere in New York City, two familiar faces walked the red carpet flaunting black ribbon necklaces.

A striking embellished choker further accentuated Emmy Rossum's outfit for the Metropolitan Opera Gala PremiereA striking embellished choker further accentuated Emmy Rossum’s outfit for the Metropolitan Opera Gala Premiere (Credit: WENN / Andres Otero)

The choker, being an eye-catching accessory, harmonized well with the simplicity and bold color of Emmy Rossum's magenta satin dress, creating a balanced and glamorous lookThe choker, being an eye-catching accessory, harmonized well with the simplicity and bold color of Emmy Rossum’s magenta satin dress, creating a balanced and glamorous look (Credit: WENN / Andres Otero)

Emmy Rossum in a strapless YSL Edition Soir 12 magenta satin dress at the Metropolitan Opera's premiere of Jules Massenet's 'Manon' held at the Metropolitan Opera HouseEmmy Rossum in a strapless YSL Edition Soir 12 magenta satin dress at the Metropolitan Opera’s premiere of Jules Massenet’s ‘Manon’ held at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center in New York City on March 26, 2012 (Credit: WENN / Andres Otero)

Chloe Moretz in a blue YSL tiered gown at the Metropolitan Opera's premiere of Jules Massenet's 'Manon' Chloe Moretz in a blue YSL tiered gown at the Metropolitan Opera’s premiere of Jules Massenet’s ‘Manon’ held at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center in New York City on March 26, 2012 (Credit: WENN / Andres Otero)

Chloe Moretz styled her choker with a sophisticated navy-and-black dress characterized by cascading ruffles, a velvet-bow bustier, and an elegant trainChloe Moretz styled her choker with a sophisticated navy-and-black dress characterized by cascading ruffles, a velvet-bow bustier, and an elegant train (Credit: WENN / Andres Otero)

This year’s fashion surprise is the ribbon necklace’s resurgence. While others opted for edgy or classic styles, two stars chose a modern yet romantic look reminiscent of Scarlet O’Hara, proving that old-world charm can be reinvented for contemporary elegance.

Jennifer Lawrence’s Daring BAFTA Look

Jennifer Lawrence took the ribbon to the red carpet in February last year. Her look was completed with a chic up-do, which elegantly showcased her shoulders.

Jennifer Lawrence in an embroidered Stella McCartney gown at the Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at the Royal Opera House in London, England, on February 13, 2011Jennifer Lawrence made a stunning appearance at the BAFTAs with a bold and daring outfit (Credit: WENN / Andres Otero)

The outfit was further accentuated by a clutch bag from Judith Leiber, perfectly matched to the dress’s bodice, harmonizing the entire ensemble and enhancing her glamorous red carpet look.

Jennifer Lawrence wore a very low-cut, sweetheart neckline dress designed by Stella McCartney, which created a sense of drama and risk of a wardrobe malfunctionJennifer Lawrence wore a very low-cut, sweetheart neckline dress designed by Stella McCartney, which created a sense of drama and risk of a wardrobe malfunction (Credit: WENN / Andres Otero)

Complementing this striking dress, Jennifer Lawrence accessorized with an exquisite Cathy Waterman choker valued at over $10,000, which added a touch of luxury and eleganceComplementing this striking dress, Jennifer Lawrence accessorized with an exquisite Cathy Waterman choker valued at over $10,000, which added a touch of luxury and elegance (Credit: WENN / Andres Otero)

At the 64th British Academy Film and Television Awards on February 13, 2011, Jennifer Lawrence elegantly showcased a Stella McCartney Pre-Fall 2011 strapless deep navy sweetheart satin gown, complemented by Miu Miu platform patent strappy sandals, a Judith Leiber Fall 2010 Bidri clutch, and a Cathy Waterman yellow and white diamond flower necklaceAt the 64th British Academy Film and Television Awards on February 13, 2011, Jennifer Lawrence elegantly showcased a Stella McCartney Pre-Fall 2011 strapless deep navy sweetheart satin gown, complemented by Miu Miu platform patent strappy sandals, a Judith Leiber Fall 2010 Bidri clutch, and a Cathy Waterman yellow and white diamond flower necklace (Credit: WENN / Andres Otero)

Accessorizing with Elegance: The Choker’s Role in Red Carpet Fashion

Vogue Magazine declared the ribbon necklace a must-have fashion item this season. Are you ready to embrace this trend? At least it’s an easy DIY! You can grab a velvet ribbon from the craft store, tie it around your neck, and you’ve got the look!

Here are some pieces from Marni that we recommend, just in case you’re feeling like the ’90s kind of girl:

Marni Beaded Ribbon NecklaceMarni Beaded Ribbon Necklace, $262

Marni Floral Acetate NecklaceMarni Floral Acetate Necklace, $385

Marni Beaded Brass Floral NecklaceMarni Beaded Brass Floral Necklace, $630

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