|Cecil Beaton's classic shot is my all-time fave inspiration. Gown up!!|
So why am I in the party mood? #1 Because it's rolling on summer. #2 Because I just went to the 90th birthday bash of one of my favouite men in the world (my grandfather-in-law). 90! And it was rocking. #3 Because I'm about to launch my book, The Dressing Table, in which there is an entire chapter about parties, and for which I will be throwing one. Or two. In fact as many as I can get away with.
Herewith, classic party dressing inspiration:
Invite fun guests...
|Grayson Perry, Serpentine|
|Marchesa Luisa Casati lighting up 1920s Venice|
|Giddy up Bianca|
Dress to the nines...
|Daphne Guinness at the McQueen launch at the Met|
|Don't forget your furry guests might wish to dress up too...|
|Norman Parkinson's ultra chic take|