Taking inspiration from the professional party people, Emirates Woman brings you our favourite celebrity sartorialists to help you nail your seasonal style…

Sophia Serin | Senior Editor 

Sarah Jessica Parker at the Emmy Awards

Who: Sarah Jessica Parker

When: September 10, 2000

Where: Emmy Awards, LA

Wear: Oscar de la Renta

Why? She made the tutu a style staple when she first twirled onto our TV screens as Carrie in 1998 and since then SJP has never got it wrong in my book. The ballet-pink bodice, sparkly skirt and corsage, I love it all. It’s such a fantastical party dress that’s still relevant today – 12 years on.

Alexandria Gouveia | Deputy Editor


Who: Michelle Williams

When: February 26, 2000

Where: 84th Annual Academy Awards, LA

Wear: Louis Vuitton dress and a Fred Leighton for Forevermark necklace

Why? She has successfully transformed herself from the miserable indie chick in Dawson’s Creek to a pint-sized fashion icon. I love her unpredictability – she doesn’t stick to one style, one hue or one designer. Michelle mixes and matches and experiments with dreamy results. This colour really pops against her fair complexion. I love the playfulness of the peplum and ruffles combined with the sexy backless design. The chic diamond necklace was the perfect accessory to complete the elegant look. Michelle is the modern-day Hepburn.

Sarah Joan Ross | Style Director 


Who: Kate Moss

When: January 16, 2004

Where: Kate’s The Beautiful and Damned 30th birthday party, London

Wear: Vintage dress

Why? This could have been way over the top with the hair, make-up and sparkles, but in reality it was drop dead glamour and totally decadent – just how you want to look and feel at a big bash.

Jade Sprowson | Style Editor


Who: Blake Lively

When: June 25, 2012

Where: Savages premiere, LA

Wear: Zuhair Murad

Why? The sequin-coated showstopper clings to every enviable curve of Blake’s hourglass figure. With flowing golden tresses and fire engine red lips, she nails old Hollywood glamour with ease. The dress – strapless, sheer and covered in sequins – combines three of my party style favourites.

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