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Bee Shaffer In Valentino Couture & Anna Wintour In Chanel Couture – 2018 Met Gala

Not to be missed were Anna Wintour and daughter Bee Shaffer at the 2018 Met Gala on Monday night (May 7) in New York City.

Bee Shaffer: She was a breathtaking vision in Valentino Spring 2018 Couture. Between the designer’s signature colour and the oversized scalloped hem, it oozed romance. The asymmetrical neckline ruffle tied in a draping bow added more magic. Not forgetting about the theme, the colour and clutch nodded to it.

Anna Wintour: As co-host, the editor was sure to embrace the theme in a diaphanous Chanel Spring 2018 Couture dress. Some might be surprised to see she opted for a modified style rather than a totally custom piece. The dress already had the feel of the theme but she further enhanced it with the addition of the short sleeves, by extending the skirt and finishing with the rosary. It was graceful and elegant.

Valentino Spring 2018 Couture
Chanel Spring 2018 Couture

04.12.17

London Evening Standard Theatre Awards Red Carpet Roundup

Many more stars were in attendance at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards were held on Sunday (December 3) in London, England, where all modes of elegance reigned supreme.

Annabelle Wallis: She was the very picture of modern glamour in this Stella McCartney black lace gown. I love how the perfect plunge neckline and semi-sheer, layered effect gave this dress a sultry yet sophisticated finish—juxtaposed with the classic elegance of old-Hollywood waves and a red lip.

Ophelia Lovibond: Not content to let her look go fully the way of monochromatic minimalism, Olivia enlivened this Emporio Armani Fall 2017 halter dress with a bright-pink clutch. It was unexpected, but gave the look its own unique flair.

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Bee Shaffer In Valentino – The Franca Sozzani Award

Bee Shaffer was also among the long list of noted guests at the inaugural Franca Sozzani Award, held on Friday (September 1) during the Venice Film Festival.

Attending the event with her dapperly clad fiancé Francesco Carrozzini, Bee subscribed to a breezier, more casual aesthetic for the evening.

Naturally, she made very elegant the undeniable prairie-boho spirit of this Valentino Resort 2017 dress. Much of that more refined vibe came via her styling, what with her precious jewels and silver accessories.

But, I still couldn’t help wishing for a more dazzling gown to stand alongside that aubergine tux.

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Bee Shaffer In Alexander McQueen & Anna Wintour In Maison Margiela – 2017 Tony Awards

The 2017 Tony Awards took place on Sunday (June 11) in New York City, and everybody’s favourite mother and daughter duo were in attendance. Bee Shaffer and Anna Wintour both stunned in their respective gowns.

Bee Shaffer: Taken from the Fall 2017 Alexander McQueen Collection Bee’s dress is a riot of colour and texture. The hanging ribbons resemble tassels and give the look a grounded, effortless feel. The patchwork design feels traditional and highlights the incredible workmanship that went into the gown. I love Bee’s Irene Neuwirth jewels which mirror the cascading tassels and ribbons. The red lip and updo is the polished element this look needs to finish it perfectly.

Anna Wintour: There are some who may feel this look is a bit dated, but I love it. Classic and elegant, fashion’s matriarch wears an Anna’s Maison Margiela Spring 2017 Couture gown. Whilst the runway styling is more exciting and shows this dress to its full potential, next to Bee in her busy dress Anna looks perfectly poised. Some gold jewellery and the addition of the original runway waist-tie could have helped to finish this look.

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Anna Wintour In Chanel Couture & Bee Shaffer In Alexander McQueen – 2017 Met Gala

Anna Wintour and Bee Shaffer reprised their role as the ultimate mother-daughter duo at the 2017 Met Gala on Monday (May 1) in New York City.

Staying true to form, they wore respective Chanel and Alexander McQueen looks, as they do each year.

As co-host of the evening, Anna was the belle of the ball in a custom Chanel glittering confection that was inspired by the house’s recent Spring 2017 Haute Couture collection. It was a fantasy of golden paillette embellishment, accented by the capricious fancy of a fur-collared skirt. The necklace struck me as quite unnecessary, though, as perhaps she should have followed Coco’s sage advice to remove one thing before leaving the house.

Accompanied by fiancée Francesco Carrozzini, Bee took a romantic turn in a custom Alexander McQueen Fall 2017 tapestry gown by Sarah Burton that had more of a medieval heroine vibe than anything else—especially with her long, lovely braid.

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06.05.15

2015 Met Gala Roundup

"China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala - Arrivals

A flurry of even more bold names descended on red carpet of the ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’ 2015 Met Gala, hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday (May 4), where their colourful variety of looks only contributed to this year’s fashion extravaganza.

Anna Wintour
: As the gala co-host, the ‘Vogue’ editor-in-chief dressed thematically (for her, anyway) in a Chanel Spring 2015 Couture gown featuring dimensional, all-over poppy embroidery, which had been lengthened from the runway’s original shorter version. She should have maintained her signature cap sleeve, as the flower petal statement shoulders translated as a bit cumbersome, despite their inherent artistry.

Bee Shaffer: Like her mother, Bee also found inspiration in flowers, opting for a mahogany blossom gown by Alexander McQueen. I much preferred this look to Anna’s, especially with the enchantment of the beautifully embroidered Chinese cranes that alighted down the back of the dress.

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