I kept assuming I was wrong that The Gem Awards would be about gems. Surely, I thought, it would turn out to be, say, the GEM Awards, like Gender Egalitarian Magazines or Ganache Eradication Movement, or Gruesomely Entertaining Movies. Or perhaps it would honor a real gem of a person. But NO. From the website: “The GEM Awards, presented by Jewelers of America, is one of the jewelry industry’s most celebrated awards galas, honoring the achievements of individuals and companies whose work raises the visibility of fine jewelry and watches.” God forbid you be ignorant of fine jewelry and watches! We must tell the people!

Anyway, Blake Lively up there was the most famous celebrity guest, sporting a Sergio Hudson that is holding itself together with but a few hopeful stitches, essentially turning this into a leather bra with sleeves. And while Blake is doing nothing to help the poor luxury watches feel seen, she’s certainly making sure we’re all aware of earrings.

Lily Allen was working on another kind of visibility altogether:

20th Annual Gem Awards Gala, New York, USA - 18 Mar 2022

Are nipples considered the fine jewelry and/or watches of the torso? I must know.

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