Cartier Party Weirdly Lacking in Jewelry

Last night, Cartier previewed its "New York City in the '70s" exhibition and held an after party attended by European princesses and America's royal couple, Jay-Z and Beyoncé. For an event thrown by the infamous jewelers, there wasn't much bling.

Cartier Party Weirdly Lacking in Jewelry

Jewelry designer Phoebe Stephens is no doubt wearing one of her own pieces, while Chanel Iman and Karlie Kloss wore simple, structured dresses that were light on accessories.

Cartier Party Weirdly Lacking in Jewelry

Princess Maria Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis worked a more eclectic look while Princess Charlotte Casiraghi (Grace Kelly's granddaughter) was simple in a pantsuit. Lauren Remington Platt was a little dressier in sparkles.

Cartier Party Weirdly Lacking in Jewelry

Pantsuits seemed to be a go-to: Leigh Lezark, Natalie Obradovich, and Lily Collins.

Cartier Party Weirdly Lacking in Jewelry

Jay-Z and Beyoncé—the most casual of all the attendees—didn't do the red carpet and tried their best to avoid the party photogs.

Cartier Party Weirdly Lacking in Jewelry

Scene staples—Michelle Harper, Sophia Lamar, and Lynn Yaeger—tend to be the most interesting.

Cartier Party Weirdly Lacking in Jewelry

Rita Ora, who performed at the after party, was one of the only attendees to really take advantage of the jewelry available to her, wearing a ring on almost every finger.

Cartier Party Weirdly Lacking in Jewelry

While Polina Proshkina and Rachel Taylor seemed business, Bade Iscil wore bedazzled rib cages on her shoulders.

Cartier Party Weirdly Lacking in Jewelry

Unfortunately, the asymmetrical hemline keeps getting recycled: Sofia Sanchez, Yoon Eun Hye, and Genevieve Jones.