Embellished eveningwear with festive elegance

Ornate embellishments and elaborate embroidery lend this festive season’s eveningwear a darkly romantic aesthetic. Styling by Raphaëlle Helmore. Photography by Yuval Hen

Versace embroidered viscose and crystal dress, price on request. Annelise Michelson gold-plated brass and enamel Ellipse earrings, €400, and gold-plated brass Draped choker, €1,750. Kenneth Jay Lane at Merola gold‑plated coin necklace, £295, and gold-plated coin belt, £295. Percossi Papi cloisonné enamel, vermeil, cabochon amethyst and pearl necklace, £2,210
Versace embroidered viscose and crystal dress, price on request. Annelise Michelson gold-plated brass and enamel Ellipse earrings, €400, and gold-plated brass Draped choker, €1,750. Kenneth Jay Lane at Merola gold‑plated coin necklace, £295, and gold-plated coin belt, £295. Percossi Papi cloisonné enamel, vermeil, cabochon amethyst and pearl necklace, £2,210 | Image: Yuval Hen

Gucci velvet and viscose panné dress with crystal harness, £14,270. Christian Louboutin silk Eloise du Desert heels, £735. Gipsy glitter fishnet tights, £5. Repossi white gold and diamond Luminant single earring, price on request
Gucci velvet and viscose panné dress with crystal harness, £14,270. Christian Louboutin silk Eloise du Desert heels, £735. Gipsy glitter fishnet tights, £5. Repossi white gold and diamond Luminant single earring, price on request | Image: Yuval Hen
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Dolce & Gabbana embroidered velvet, crystal and stone jacket, €12,500, tulle and velvet dress, €4,750, and gold-plated and crystal earrings, €1,150. Gipsy glitter fishnet tights, £5. Boodles gold and diamond Circus necklace, £4,800, and rose gold, diamond and Tahitian pearl Blossom necklace, £5,300. Annina Vogel antique Love & Luck charm necklace, £3,950
Dolce & Gabbana embroidered velvet, crystal and stone jacket, €12,500, tulle and velvet dress, €4,750, and gold-plated and crystal earrings, €1,150. Gipsy glitter fishnet tights, £5. Boodles gold and diamond Circus necklace, £4,800, and rose gold, diamond and Tahitian pearl Blossom necklace, £5,300. Annina Vogel antique Love & Luck charm necklace, £3,950 | Image: Yuval Hen
Dilara Findikoglu cotton and PVC Sultan corset, £532, and silk jacquard and metallic-coated Sultan coat, £1,652. Awon Golding tulle, suede and ribbon Nova headband, £250. Repossi rose gold and diamond Antifer ring (right hand), £18,600, and rose gold and diamond Antifer ring (left hand), £28,700. Annoushka white gold, black diamond and citrine Crown Cocktail ring (right hand), £5,500, and 18ct gold, diamond, citrine and garnet Imperial Jacket ring (left hand), £10,800
Dilara Findikoglu cotton and PVC Sultan corset, £532, and silk jacquard and metallic-coated Sultan coat, £1,652. Awon Golding tulle, suede and ribbon Nova headband, £250. Repossi rose gold and diamond Antifer ring (right hand), £18,600, and rose gold and diamond Antifer ring (left hand), £28,700. Annoushka white gold, black diamond and citrine Crown Cocktail ring (right hand), £5,500, and 18ct gold, diamond, citrine and garnet Imperial Jacket ring (left hand), £10,800 | Image: Yuval Hen
Dior cotton coat, £20,000, and cotton-mix dress, £6,400. Kiki McDonough white gold, diamond, purple amethyst and white topaz earrings, £5,900, and diamond and opal Apollo pendant, £2,900. Pippa Small gold and mixed stone Rainbow necklace, £8,500. Percossi Papi cloisonné enamel, vermeil, cabochon amethyst and pearl necklace, £2,210. Pebble London brass bangles (both arms), £45 each. Cassandra Goad gold Aztec cuff (right arm), £6,250, and gold Aalto Espa cuff (left arm), £8,400. Amrapali gold bangles (right arm), from £872. Solange Azagury-Partridge rose gold and spessartite garnet Phoenix ring (right hand), £9,800, and gold, lacquer and Tahitian pearl Ballcrusher ring (left hand), £9,400
Dior cotton coat, £20,000, and cotton-mix dress, £6,400. Kiki McDonough white gold, diamond, purple amethyst and white topaz earrings, £5,900, and diamond and opal Apollo pendant, £2,900. Pippa Small gold and mixed stone Rainbow necklace, £8,500. Percossi Papi cloisonné enamel, vermeil, cabochon amethyst and pearl necklace, £2,210. Pebble London brass bangles (both arms), £45 each. Cassandra Goad gold Aztec cuff (right arm), £6,250, and gold Aalto Espa cuff (left arm), £8,400. Amrapali gold bangles (right arm), from £872. Solange Azagury-Partridge rose gold and spessartite garnet Phoenix ring (right hand), £9,800, and gold, lacquer and Tahitian pearl Ballcrusher ring (left hand), £9,400 | Image: Yuval Hen
Alexandre Vauthier embroidered velvet jacket, €6,885. Zimmermann silk dress, £2,230. Christian Louboutin lace Gipsybootie, £1,025. Kenneth Jay Lane at Merola gold-plated and stone earrings, £295. Erickson Beamon gold and crystal necklace, $7,228
Alexandre Vauthier embroidered velvet jacket, €6,885. Zimmermann silk dress, £2,230. Christian Louboutin lace Gipsybootie, £1,025. Kenneth Jay Lane at Merola gold-plated and stone earrings, £295. Erickson Beamon gold and crystal necklace, $7,228 | Image: Yuval Hen
Erdem embroidered velvet Flo cape, £5,880, and matching Rena skirt, £3,360. Dolce & Gabbana silk chiffon slip dress, €1,250. Huishan Zhang x Christian Louboutin specchio leather So Kate ankle boots, £785. Gipsy glitter fishnet tights (just seen), £5. Amrapali gold, diamond and ruby earrings, £31,360, and gold, emerald and diamond ring, £54,880. Noor Fares gold, diamond, rhodolite garnet, ruby, mother-of-pearl and rock crystal Prana Collection pendant, £3,900
Erdem embroidered velvet Flo cape, £5,880, and matching Rena skirt, £3,360. Dolce & Gabbana silk chiffon slip dress, €1,250. Huishan Zhang x Christian Louboutin specchio leather So Kate ankle boots, £785. Gipsy glitter fishnet tights (just seen), £5. Amrapali gold, diamond and ruby earrings, £31,360, and gold, emerald and diamond ring, £54,880. Noor Fares gold, diamond, rhodolite garnet, ruby, mother-of-pearl and rock crystal Prana Collection pendant, £3,900 | Image: Yuval Hen
Mary Katrantzou silk, sequin and glass bead Bysshe dress, £11,900. Sorcha O’Raghallaigh gold-tone safety pin and glass bead crown, £265. Olivia Creber gold vermeil and aquamarine earrings, £622. Boodles gold, diamond,  tsavorite, aquamarine, citrine and rubellite Animalia beetle necklace, £7,700. Annina Vogel diamond Crescent necklace, £10,500, and diamond Star necklace, £8,500. Dubini gold, blue topaz, moonstone cabochon and authentic Roman bronze coin (minted c295-299 AD) necklace, £3,180. Fabric, stylist’s own
Mary Katrantzou silk, sequin and glass bead Bysshe dress, £11,900. Sorcha O’Raghallaigh gold-tone safety pin and glass bead crown, £265. Olivia Creber gold vermeil and aquamarine earrings, £622. Boodles gold, diamond, tsavorite, aquamarine, citrine and rubellite Animalia beetle necklace, £7,700. Annina Vogel diamond Crescent necklace, £10,500, and diamond Star necklace, £8,500. Dubini gold, blue topaz, moonstone cabochon and authentic Roman bronze coin (minted c295-299 AD) necklace, £3,180. Fabric, stylist’s own | Image: Yuval Hen
Chanel tweed coat, £8,740. Peter Pilotto silk dress, £1,995. Amrapali gold, ruby and silver necklace, £16,240
Chanel tweed coat, £8,740. Peter Pilotto silk dress, £1,995. Amrapali gold, ruby and silver necklace, £16,240 | Image: Yuval Hen
Alberta Ferretti polyester-mix cape, £1,807, and silk-mix dress, £3,652. Kenneth Jay Lane at Merola gold-plated, turquoise, and stone earrings, £395
Alberta Ferretti polyester-mix cape, £1,807, and silk-mix dress, £3,652. Kenneth Jay Lane at Merola gold-plated, turquoise, and stone earrings, £395 | Image: Yuval Hen
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