- Black-tie dressing has had a revamp. CHRISTA D’SOUZA explains why you must try
the new smart/casual
A black-tie dinner, with the Duchess of Cambridge in attendance. Everyone pushed the boat out on the dress front for this particular do, The Portrait Gala, held in London last month. Interestingly, though, the woman who stood out the most wasn't wearing a
dress at all. She was wearing jeans. Granted, that may sound rather lazy or anarchic, but can I just tell you how stylish and put together this lady looked, in her black tux jacket, black Azzedine Alaïa basket shoes and black skinny jeans, amidst all the chandelier earrings and fancy-schmancy gowns?
This is the Dress Me Up, Dress Me
An expert in low-fi luxe dressing, Emmanuelle Alt shows how easy it is to dress up casual denimCredits
Photograph: Diego Zuko