Julianne Moore wearing chemise by Agent Provocateur Soirée
"A classic black gown plus luxe jewels equals evening elegance."
"Mid-height heels are made for dancing."
"Your party season look should begin with flawless skin."
Whether you’re in search of a high-impact cocktail dress for a special party or a showstopping gown to see in the new year in style, we have dedicated this issue to fashion’s most exquisite new evening pieces.
Gracing our cover is actress and captivating beauty Julianne Moore, who adds smoldering leading-lady power to evening hits by Étoile Isabel Marant, Kaufmanfranco and Kiki de Montparnasse. After another stellar year, which saw Moore receive her very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, she talks family, fashion and taking risks.
When it comes to putting a spin on a party look, few know more tricks of the trade than our cover-shoot stylist and interviewee, Lori Goldstein. She reveals her creative process, declaring, “I don’t believe
in rules”; her inspiring new book, Style is Instinct, is thus this week’s Must-Read. And, if you’re still fretting about getting it right on the big night, Christa D’Souza targets party-season pressure dressing in this week’s Style Rethink. Don’t RSVP without it…
LUCY YEOMANS, EDITOR-in-CHIEF
Photograph: Paola Kudacki