Orig $3300/Rent $590
Look to Self-Portrait for contemporary party pieces with modern flair, like this black crepe mini halter-neck dress. Crafted with a signature Guipure-lace insert, it features cutout panels to reveal a hint of skin at the collarbone and pale gold-tone metal eyelets that draw focus to the waist and dramatic full sleeves. Match it with metallic drop earrings and pearl-embellished slides for a dinner appeal. Mid-weight crepe. Semi-sheer . Guipure lace with halter neck tie. Sheer sleeves with puffed cuffs. Pale gold-tone metal eyelets. Back zip.
COMPOSITION: 94% polyester, 2% elastane.
Self-Portrait's decidedly feminine looks are executed with a devilish wink—lace dresses lose the romance and get tough; sheer panels and overlays make you look twice. The London-based clothing brand was launched in 2013 by Central Saint Martins alumnus Han Chong. The Malaysian native desired to create a contemporary line of cocktail dresses, jackets, and separates worthy of the red carpet. We think he nailed it, and so do his many celeb fans.