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Amber Heard’s Stunning Met Gala Headpiece Was Actually A True DIY Work Of Art

The Met Gala may be one of the year’s most fashionable events but that doesn’t mean a thrifty DIY accessory won’t look great on the red carpet. For instance, actress Amber Heard got rave reviews on Twitter over her stunning outfit, and especially the unique headpiece that brought it all together.

But it turns out the headband that left everyone so speechless was made of nothing more than zip ties and some paint! Sarah McGonagall was the first to notice on Twitter.

The theme of this year’s gala was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” so Heard’s halo felt like the perfect touch. It turns out she picked it up from a small indie designer for a very thrifty $32.

The headband’s designer responded to McGonagall’s viral tweet, thanking Heard for supporting indie fashion designers:

The headband came from Apatico, a Seattle fashion shop operated by Megan Bishop. She was contacted by Heard’s stylist, Emily Dawn Long, to give the ensemble a “last minute” touch. The next thing she knew, people were obsessing over her accessory at the Met Gala!

Little did Bishop know the sale would be so good for future business:

I’ve been making these crowns for so many years and people are excited that they have the same crown as Amber Heard. I love it.

Twitter users loved that something so beautiful could also be so affordable!

The headpiece is called “The Mary Crown,” and is described on Apatico’s website as “inspired by classic images of the Virgin Mary in Catholic art and imagery and Dia De Los Muertos, angels, saints.” The website also notes that the “crown is made of plastic zip ties (cable ties). It is not made of metal. Please be aware of this before purchasing.”

With a little creativity, anyone can look great on a budget!

H/T – HuffPost, Insider, Ray Tamarra/Getty Images


Written by Collin Gossel

Collin Gossel is a writer and comedian living in Brooklyn, New York, but there are nights when he looks up at the stars and wistfully thinks to himself “there’s got to be more out there…” You can catch Collin improvising new musicals every Tuesday night at the Magnet Theater’s Musical Megawatt, or follow his unfiltered thoughts on Twitter and Instagram @CollinGossel.--