“Gala season is upon us, and believe it or not, it’s not always about the dress,” says Barneys Fashion Director Marina Larroudé. Inspired by upcoming Met Gala, she’s edited an expert assortment of evening bags that will have you rethinking the standard clutch. From fresh takes on metallic like a Barneys New York mesh bag, to quirky new shapes and opulent details like crystals and embroidery—these styles guarantee not to bore. “They’ll even be a great conversation starter,” adds Marina. Shop her statement bag curation here, and find the perfect companion for any special occasion.