Every summer I revel in wearing little 50s sundresses, but by the time September comes around I find myself craving something a little more... sexy, louche, glamorous. Luckily New York Fashion Week always starts around the first or second week of the month, giving me a multitude of parties to debut my new season's look. This year I'm desiring the skin-tight sequined and satin dresses of the late 1990s. With Amber Valletta looking like she just staggered out of a late-night fashion week party, this 1999 editorial from British Vogue perfectly encapsulates an unabashed glamour that is the perfect antidote to end of summer sadness.
Amber Valletta styled by Tina Laakkonen and photographed by Nathanial Goldberg for Vogue UK, May 1999.