Now’s the time of year for grand gatherings. From cocktail parties to charity events, chic soirees call for fine attire. We say skip the little black dress and go for an artfully draped gown like this one by Roberto Cavalli: a hint of shimmer and rustling ruffles are perfect for after-5. A sequined capelet adds modern decadence, and metallic Manolos bring a bit of bling.

Lauren is wearing a Roberto Cavalli dress ($2,200/Stanley Korshak), Sara Isabella sequined shrug ($198/Jennifer Croll), Tony Duquette citrine and topaz bracelet ($38,750/Stanley Korshak), citrine cocktail ring ($9,350/Stanley Korshak), and gold Manolo Blahnik heels ($630/Neiman Marcus, NorthPark).

Photo by Larry Travis


Fur Sure
In unexpected hues like teal and rose, glamorous wraps add ladylike flare to any ensemble.

TOP TO BOTTOM: Raspberry rabbit ball scarf by La Siorentina ($60/Tootsies); Tuscan lamb fur wrap in dusty rose by Sara Izzedin ($380/Forty Five Ten); fox fur boa in teal by Worth Collection ($598/; white rabbit ball wrap ($99/Sussie’s).

Photo by Parish Stapleton