For a bit of inspiration when it comes to your party wardrobe, click through our gallery above of some of the most memorable party looks across the decades.
Mia Farrow and Lee Radziwill at Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball Held at the Plaza in 1966 to celebrate the success of his novel ‘In Cold Blood,’ Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball was arguably one of the most glamorous parties New York had ever seen. 500 of the city’s most beautiful were carefully picked by the author to attend, and all had to adhere to his strict black and white dress code. What that made for were some stunning outfits – not least Mia Farrow on the arm of Frank Sinatra in a simple white babydoll mini, long white gloves and feline mask and Lee Radziwill, resplendent in a full length embroidered kaftan style gown. See them in our gallery above.
Audrey Hepburn wears Paco Rabanne in Two for the Road In 1967’s Two for the Road, Hepburn got hip in several signature 1960’s designers. Most knockout look, however, was probably that of Paco Rabanne’s signature metal paillette dress. A swinging sixties look that we’d be happy to emulate, any day.
Bianca Jagger at her Studio 54 Birthday Party, 1977 As party entrances go, Bianca Jagger riding into her 30th birthday party at Studio 54 atop a white horse is up there with the most dazzling of them. Dressed in fire engine red Halston, her outfit epitomised that oh so seventies glamour of the day.
Supermodels in Alaia Alaia is the man many a model has gone to for their party dress for decades (just ask Naomi Campbell.) And here, shot for the pages of French Elle in 1990 by Gilles Bensimon, it’s easy to see why. As worn by a host of supermodels including Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington, here was the 1990’s most iconic party look: bodycon by way of Alaia.
Kate Moss’s 30th Birthday Party Look: At her F Scott Fitzgerald inspired, ‘The Beautiful and The Damned’ themed birthday party held at London’s Claridges hotel, Moss wowed in a vintage, midnight blue sequinned gown. Elegant, decadent, Art Deco inspired and incredibly chic.