What To Wear: Queen's Gala Looks For Her and Him
This Friday, Oct. 18 marks the highly anticipated Queen’s Gala, an evening that celebrates the opening of “A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, Fashion and Chess” exhibit at the World Chess Hall of Fame. The event, held at Saks Fifth Avenue, will include globally renowned guests like Cameron Silver of Decades Inc., photographer and author Anne Deniau, and FIT Museum Director Valerie Steele. Attire should be handled with the upmost of care. Thankfully we’ve rounded up some inspirational looks to ensure you are at queen status the moment you walk in the door.
What better to wear to the Queen’s Gala than McQueen? The length on this opulent grown creates drama and the gold detail on the shoulder draws the eyes up. We love pairing it back to the embellished gold accessories and platform bootie.
This season, menswear has been rife with luxe fabrications and texture-mixing. The wine-colored velvet blazer is perfectly on-trend and classic at the same time. Choose a button-down in a print or if you aren’t feeling quite that daring, go with just a hint of print.
Take some dressing cues from avant-garde designer Iris Van Herpen; her architectural and unexpected shapes are form flattering and create some excellent talking points over dinner. Keep on high-shine with the gold detail shoe and leather skirt.
Take tradition to the wind at this fashion-meets-art event; trade in the traditional button-down for a collarless option with the signature McQueen scarf. The subtle stud detail on the shoes and pop of color on the blazer creates interest without being too loud.
For more information on the Queen’s Gala and the World Chess Hall of Fame visit the website.