Women's Fashion

A frock and a hard place

Opulent evening gowns come down to earth with no-nonsense outerwear for revellers on a mission. Styling by Damian Foxe.

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Shearling jacket, and embroidered taffeta and tulle skirt, both price on request by John Galliano from Harvey Nichols. Metallic lambskin and cotton hat with leather strap, price on request, by Dior. Mink Eden ball clutch, £895, by Christian Louboutin.

Christian Louboutin, 17 Mount Street, London W1 (020-7491 0033; www.christianlouboutin.com) and branch/stockist. Dior, 31 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7172 0172; www.dior.com) and stockists. Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, London SW1 (020-7235 5000; www.harveynichols.com). John Galliano, www.johngalliano.com and see Harvey Nichols.

Image: Benjamin Lennox