When it comes to picking the perfect disguise for Halloween, who better to ask than Allison Sarofim, the woman behind one of the biggest, best costume parties of the year?
“This look is super-sexy,” says Allison Sarofim. “Think of the fashion in Paris after the second World War.” Miu Miu embroidered Sablé dress with mink shoulder detailing, price upon request, glitter and suede open-toe booties, $890.
“It would be great for a circus-theme party,” Sarofim says. “It is so whimsical and fun, but with an edge.” Marc Jacobs long-sleeved top, $1,400, high-waisted sailor pants, $1,900, small spotted gloves, $400, and ponyskin and cabochon beret, $685.
“Peter Dundas puts a modern twist on traditional Lederhosen, making this perfect for an Austrian-or German-theme night.” Emilio Pucci handmade knotwear with monogram logo, $2,090, and high-waisted suede skirt, $3,295.
“Make a grand entrance to the disco in this number from YSL.” Yves Saint Laurent white feathered coat, price upon request, satin wide-leg palazzo pants, $1,490, white silk blouse, $1,790, black embroidered silk belt, $1,490.
“It doesn’t get much better than this for super-cool, futuristic design,” she says. “This look definitely says ‘Beam me up, Scotty!’ ” Gareth Pugh golden dress, $4,118, trousers, price upon request, and cape, price upon request.
“Swap out the hat for the traditional pointy version and grab a broom,” she says. “You’ll be the best-looking witch in town.” Lanvin black felt coat, $3,665, wool skirt, $1,250, wool vest, $2,980, felt hat, $1,720, and moccasins, $790.
“I think this season is the pinnacle of posh couture fetish,” Sarofim says. Add a glamorous mask, and it could make one sexy, standout costume this Halloween. Alexander McQueen studded velvet bustier dress, price upon request, Bombe single-buckle belt, price upon request, and studded collar, price upon request.
“The look is classic Jazz Age with beautifully chosen Art Deco accessories.” Ralph Lauren Collection jade silk evening dress, $4,998, and black suede sandals, $795.
“I love the oversize asymmetrically placed floral print and the Alice in Wonderland–style puffy sleeve,” she says. Giambattista Valli floral print wool-crepe dress, $4,040 net-a-porter.com Giambattista Valli patent pump with grosgrain, $747 luisaviaroma.com
“This look says Goth fairy-tale princess to me,” says Sarofim. “It’s moody and dark, but the distinguished, exaggerated features retain an innocence seen in comic books and animation.” Chanel organza dress, price upon request, brooch, $1,100, gloves, $935, and boots, $1,275.
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