Hamptons' Tastemakers Look Back on the Best Fashions of the Summer

| August 25, 2016 | Style & Beauty Feature

Summer on the East End means a season full of social affairs and dressing to impress. From chic poolside casual to glitzy cocktail-party couture, the A-list attendees on every guest list showed up stylishly turned out and camera-ready. As the season in the Hamptons comes to a close, it is time to reflect on the most studied and polished dressers on the East End. The ultimate panel of fashion experts—Alina Cho, Andrew Saffir, Lizzie Tisch, and Anne Keating—has hand-selected the best of the best dressed on the party circuit.

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Georgina Chapman

BROOKE GARBER NEIDICH
This power philanthropist and force behind Sidney Garber jewelry is happiest hosting guests at her Wainscott property, affectionately known as “Camp Neidich,” but if you’re lucky enough to get a glimpse of her out and about, you will notice her simple, effortless style, which includes designers like The Row and Céline and loads of Sidney Garber bracelets stacked on both wrists.

DESIREE GRUBER & KYLE MACLACHLAN
This power couple is among the East End’s most invited guests. The Full Picture CEO and the actor always make an entrance with their winning smiles and classic style.

EMILY MORTIMER & ALESSANDRO NIVOLA
This glamorous couple is refreshingly low-key when it comes to style: always chic and understated, and always on point.

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Kyle MacLachlan and Desiree Gruber; Alessandro Nivola and Emily Mortimer; Grey Malin.

GABBY KARAN DE FELICE
De Felice puts her own glamorous twist on pieces from the chic, luxurious label Urban Zen, founded by her mother, fashion designer Donna Karan.

GEORGINA CHAPMAN
A great beauty, a couture designer, and the perfect mix of English elegance and refinement, with fashion-forward flair.

GIGI GRIMSTAD
This Nashville-bred blonde beauty owns the fashion boutique Jamie in her hometown and divides her time between New York City and Southampton. Her style is a classic mix of old and new.

KELLY KLEIN
A photographer with a perfect eye, Klein effortlessly embodies minimalist chic like no one else.

LAURA SLATKIN
An American business-person and leading philanthropist in the field of autism, the founder of Nest Fragrances has a meticulous and elegant style. Slatkin’s love for fashion is always evident, whether she is entertaining or running her successful company.

DANIEL BENEDICT
Sartorially perfect, this luxury marketing mogul can glide from white tie at the Met Ball to black tie at the Oscars to the perfect Southampton look for dinner behind the privet hedge.

CHRISTY TURLINGTON
An all-American modeling icon, she is as stunning today as she was when she was first discovered—maybe even more so.

GRAY MALIN
The impeccably tailored photographer always dresses to impress.

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Hilary Rhoda at Topping Rose House. Kemp and Mike Steib; Meredith Melling Iscol.

MARCIA MISHAAN
When Mishaan enters a room, her graceful beauty and exquisite style are immediately noticed. The philanthropist is a master at accessorizing her outfits with effortless perfection.

GWYNETH PALTROW
An actress and style icon, Paltrow is as ravishing on the red carpet as she is on the beach in Amagansett.

HILARY RHODA
This model is always a perfect blend of high fashion and relaxed beach chic.

KEMP & MIKE STEIB
She’s CFO of The Second Shift, he’s CEO of XO Group; together this East Hampton couple share a classic, always impeccable style.

KELLY RIPA
Even on the hottest day of the summer, she looks super at Super Saturday.

MATTHEW MARDEN
The freelance stylist and former fashion director of Details magazine has a modern-day JFK Jr. vibe, with his effortless classic American style and great head of hair.

MEREDITH MELLING ISCOL
Not new to any best-dressed list, but this year she gets extra credit for creating La Ligne (if you don’t know what it is, you soon will).

MATT LAUER
Always impressively tailored and turned out.

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From Left: Lisa Perry, Sophie Oakley, and Leandra Medine.

TRACY ANDERSON
Casual pieces reflecting the relaxed Hamptons vibe usually adorn this fitness guru as she bounces from her workout studio to summertime soirées.

ANSEL ELGORT
Nothing is greater than seeing a man who isn’t afraid to wear colors and patterns. The actor’s look is always the gold standard for the Hamptons.

BETH BUCCINI
This owner of Kirna Zabête has added an East Hampton pop-up shop this summer so shoppers on the East End can share her whimsical yet sophisticated taste.

DYLAN LAUREN
The gorgeous candy mogul does not shy away from color. Her fun, free-spirited looks convey energy and sweetness.

FIONA BYRNE
Eclectic and outspoken are the best ways to describe this interior designer’s summer wardrobe.

JULIE MACKLOWE
Beauty entrepreneur Macklowe’s ensembles are a kaleidoscope of colors and prints. Every step she takes is in a statement-making piece.

LAUREN EZERSKY
A fashion original who still brings her A-game and bejeweled style.

LEANDRA MEDINE
This founder of the popular Man Repeller blog is always a standout with her offbeat style and sensibility. Medine’s winning quality is that even as one of fashion’s strongest voices, she doesn’t take it (or herself) seriously.

LISA PERRY
The New York City-based fashion designer has combined her love of art and fashion to create collections that are bold and colorful. Her clothing puts a modern twist on the trends and spirit of the ’60s and ’70s and truly brings style, art, and design to life.

SARAH JESSICA PARKER
SJP’s head-to-toe style is as vibrant and vivacious as she is. From her show-stopping Met Gala looks to her everyday city street style, the actress and designer of the shoe collection SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker knows how to make a statement. Watch as she continues to infuse her new HBO series, Divorce, with enviable fashion inspiration.

SOPHIE OAKLEY
The art studio manager’s artsy, carefree looks are a breath of fresh air.

STACY ENGMAN
As an art curator, Engman hosts the most talked-about fashion-centric art shows. As a Hamptonite, she dons the most talked-about elaborate ensembles.

ALESSANDRA BRAWN & JON NEIDICH
In both the fashion and nightlife scenes, restaurateur Jon Neidich and his wife, Alessandra Brawn, know how to create something that the hip will flock to. Neidich’s style is as easygoing and cool as his popular eateries Acme, Happiest Hour, and Tijuana Picnic. With her feminine and classic style, Brawn, a PR veteran, is taking the fashion world by storm as part of the trio behind NYC’s vintage T-shirt supplier to the stars, Chapel.

ANDREW WARREN
The founder of the Just Drew clothing line brings casual cool, and often a sense of humor, to his style.

ATHENA CALDERONE
The EyeSwoon lifestyle blogger exudes Montauk cool and downtown chic.

BRUCE BOZZI
While running the iconic Palm restaurants across the country, Bozzi maintains a strong fashion sense. He embodies the best of both coasts by mixing SoCal’s laid-back style with the East Coast cool of the Hamptons.

ERICA REID
This author, mother of two, and wife of music powerhouse L.A. Reid is just as chic in a denim romper and flat Alaïa sandals as she is in a one-off vintage dress from Shrimpton Couture.

JOSEPH ALTUZARRA
Maybe it’s his boyish good looks, or maybe it’s because he’s one of the hottest designers around, but Altuzarra manages to look effortless, cool, and chic all at once in a simple polo shirt and jeans.

MAXWELL OSBORNE
The Public School designer does the Hamptons’ East Coast chic look to perfection. His carefree style and energetic spirit always make him the life of the party.

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Left: Nacho Figueras and Delfina Blaquier; Aimee Song; Katie Lee.

OLIVER BENZ
The handsome model’s laid-back approach to dressing boasts confidence and comfort.

OLIVIA PALERMO & JOHANNES HUEBL
Whether dressing up or down, the stylishly stunning couple always seems to get it right.

AIMEE SONG
Whether taking selfies with celebs or blogging about her favorite things, Song’s style is spot-on.

BJ TOPOL BLUM
One of the chicest women on the East End, this art advisor radiates an effortless style that is a highlight of any event.

CAYLI CAVACO RECK
The born beauty insider and brand builder is making waves on the beauty scene with her new Hamptons pop-up shop, Knockout Beauty. Her wardrobe is as fresh, playful, and high quality as the products in her store.

DELFINA BLAQUIER & NACHO FIGUERAS
The photographer and polo star ooze Argentine sex appeal and horsey glamour.

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Kelly Klein; Daniel Benedict; Vanessa Traina

HANNAH BRONFMAN
This DJ, model, and entrepreneur is a style star—and thanks to her app, Beautified, it’s easier than ever to look great.

KATIE LEE
The chef, author, and TV personality livens up her summer attire with bright hues and feminine silhouettes.

LAURA DE GUNZBURG
The deputy director of membership at The Cultivist is one to watch, with the sophisticated style that she no doubt learned from her mother, art-world luminary Nathalie de Gunzburg.

SHOSHANNA LONSTEIN GRUSS
Mother and revolutionary fashion designer Gruss has earned a strong following for her flirty and universally flattering designs. Her uniquely feminine and laid-back looks reflect the Hamptons lifestyle.

Our Hall of Fame Best-Dressed Judging Committee

Alina Cho
An authority on fashion and editor-at-large at Ballantine Bantam Dell, Cho is responsible for acquiring and coediting books in the fashion and lifestyle space.

Andrew Saffir
As the founder of The Cinema Society, Saffir holds the most-exclusive screenings and best-attended parties on the East End and in New York City. His invites are highly coveted among Hamptons movers and shakers.

Anne Keating
The senior vice president of public relations, special events, and corporate philanthropy for Bloomingdale’s, Keating is responsible for the initiation, creation, and direction of the brand’s press and philanthropic endeavors, as well as special events companywide.

Lizzie Tisch
This fashion aficionada partnered with Kim Kassel to create the high-end fashion retail concept Suite 1521.

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