This summer on the South Fork the soirées brought out the A-list crowd, and they were dressed to be photographed. Glamorous gowns, sleek blazers, bold prints, sultry silhouettes, and crisp whites emerged as some of the strongest trends on the party circuit. The ultimate panel of fashion judges, Alina Cho, Anne Keating, Andrew Saffir, and Lizzie Tisch, hand-picked our final list after scouting through the best party photos of the year.
Bruce Bozzi This charmer is always the life of the party, whether in swim trunks or a button-down and tuxedo. Mixing SoCal’s laid-back look with the Hamptons’ East Coast cool, Bozzi’s covetable style is often imitated, but never duplicated.
Christy Turlington Burns No one has aged quite as gracefully as this supermodel, and nothing is more chic than her natural beauty paired with the classically elegant ensembles she dons.
Millard “Mickey” Drexler The J.Crew CEO practically invented haute casual, so it’s no surprise that everything he wears at events around town is perfectly put together and simultaneously easygoing.
Sarah Easley The co-owner of Kirna Zabête is well known for her flawless taste, and she perfectly executes outfits ranging from flowy bohemian dresses to urbanchic styles, accented with everything from over-the-top baubles to artistic prints and edgy leather.
Kelly Klein A longtime mainstay on the sartorial scene, this author and photographer wears minimalist pieces to brilliant effect.
Matt Lauer This immaculately tailored television personality always looks camera-ready. His cool and confident style is infused with a relaxed Hamptons vibe.
Carolyn Murphy This striking model symbolizes American beauty at its best. Whether beach bound or frolicking about town, her effortless style always deserves a double take.
June Ambrose When she’s not dressing Mary J. Blige, Kelly Ripa, or other celebs, this stylist and designer takes her own major fashion risks, which always pay off in the form of showstopping outfits.
Christie Brinkley Three decades in front of the camera have made this surfer girl an iconic beauty of our time. Her all-American spirit shines from beachside to cocktail party. Whatever she wears, she wears it well.
Gigi Burris This recently initiated CFDA member applies her impeccable attention to detail to bring a diverse collection of hats to the forefront. In the end, what’s summer without a modern and cool take on a crafted chapeau?
Athena Calderone The same way Athena woos readers with her picture-perfect culinary revelations on her Eye Swoon blog, she lures us all in with her eclectic wardrobe selection around town.
Shoshanna Gruss As a swimwear designer, Gruss redefines the standard for beachto- street chic, tapping into the ultimate surfer-girl style with her line, Shoshanna—a collection practically made for Hamptons life.
Chanel Iman This former Victoria’s Secret Angel graced the cover of Hamptons magazine earlier this summer and has been spotted on the East End looking chic as ever.
Gywneth Paltrow The actress, tastemaker, entrepreneur, and mom always manages to live up to her fashionicon status, whether in Michael Kors or Stella McCartney gowns or relaxing in smart, casual ensembles on the East End.
Tory Burch The pioneer of prints and color, Burch is the reigning queen of preppy-bohemian luxe. By expertly combining modern designs with a nostalgic touch, this talented designer always tops the charts.
Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow.
Neil Patrick Harris/David Burtka This couple, undeniably one of the hottest duos on the East End, dresses to impress, and always achieves that objective.
Tamara Mellon Incorporating the season’s latest trends comes naturally for this fashion designer, whose collections and personal style express femininity and sophistication around the clock.
Alessandra Brawn Neidich Truly beautiful from the inside out, this public relations expert and creative thinker is also a cool art aficionado, which her style exhibits, day in and day out.
Maxwell Osborne/Dao-Yi Chow The designers of the cult fashion brand Public School both sport a fashion sense that’s as cutting-edge as the collections they create. Whether in patent leather sneakers or plain-white tees, they set the pace for men’s style.
Sarah Jessica Parker A creative genius, with a gorgeous shoe line, SJP remains a fashion icon who stands the test of time. She’s a one-of-a-kind mother, designer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
Erica and L.A. Reid.
Erica/L.A. Reid This power duo fosters a laid-back, Grammy-ready look that’s refined and polished, but not over the top. Whether they’re strolling around Sagaponack or at a swanky soirée, this couple always looks fresh and in sync.
Jeff Sharp/Doug Steinbrech The impeccably tailored duo—Sharp, a producer and publishing entrepreneur, and Steinbrech, a renowned plastic surgeon—invariably manages to make old classics look fresh and new.
Daniel Benedict Impeccably classy at every event, the renowned product designer dons tailored blazers or casual looks paired with preppy loafers.
Beth Buccini Buccini’s outfits are kaleidoscopes of bright colors, vibrant prints, and statement pieces pulled together seamlessly with her signature red lips and cropped haircut—and as co-owner of Kirna Zabête, we’ve come to expect nothing less.
Simon Doonan/Jonathan Adler The iconic couple’s quirky looks favor fun, preppy prints, bright colors, velvet blazers, sleek ties, and classic sweaters.
Sean MacPherson and Rachelle Hruska MacPherson.
Lisa Evans Often credited as the epitome of Hamptons elegance, the socialite turns to nothing less than Alaïa dresses and bold, solid colors to guarantee her best-dressedin- the-room status.
Dylan Lauren This gorgeous showstopper is unafraid of color… and a little candy. Lauren embodies working motherhood, balancing career and family life. She takes a cue from her father’s designs and masters flattering femininity from city to countryside.
Sean MacPherson/Rachelle Hruska MacPherson When a hotelier and an events aficionada join forces, there are no qualms about the resulting style that emerges. The ambitious couple fosters a cool, laid-back bravura wherever they go.
Stephanie March The actress and makeup mogul consistently sizzles on the red carpet in the most figure-flattering dresses and sultry touches like trendy cutouts and strappy stilettos.
Lisa Perry She modernizes the groovy aesthetic and brings an eyecatching take to color blocking and 1960s fashions.
Annelise Peterson Winter.
Michelle Smith The Milly designer has a knack for meshing bold colors, luxe fabrics, and global influences to capture the essence of forward-thinking contemporary fashion for the everyday woman.
Kelly Behun Sugarman/Jay Sugarman The Southampton power couple shares a keen eye for art, which transfers over to their vibrant fashion sense—Kelly, in bold and whimsical prints and silhouettes, and Jay, in relaxed ensembles paired with statement-making footwear.
Annelise Peterson Winter This blonde bombshell and flawless-skin guru knows the tricks of the tropical trade in all things fashion and beauty—and she nails them every single time.
Rachel Zoe The much-buzzed-about stylist, editor, and designer is the reigning queen of effortless chic, donning the trendiest pieces and perfectly bohemian-esque ensembles.
Hannah Bronfman This social media and fitness guru radiates pure energy and an inherent It girl factor wherever she is. Her no-fuss style is an inspiration, and her Instagram account is a good tool for getting dressed in the morning.
Olivia Chantecaille Creative director of her namesake brand, Chantecaille’s romantic and breezy style is defined by soft prints and feminine touches, giving her look a timeless elegance.
Anh Duong The artist is always sure to add quirky, unexpected touches and accessories to her sophisticated outfits that make them pop with artsy appeal.
Marcia Mishaan A love of the arts shines through in Mishaan’s eclectic and polished style, which always incorporates the right standout accessory to top off her looks. With a jam-packed social calendar, she’s essentially eventready at all times.
Brooke Neidich As a jewelry designer and philanthropist, Neidich’s selfless generosity is embedded into everything she creates and believes in. Her chic and current grace is always spot-on without being fleetingly “trendy.”
Hilary Rhoda The supermodel typifies all things Hollywood glamour—often stunning in jaw-dropping gowns accessorized with statement earrings—but her beachy, impeccably low-key looks are just as coveted.
Beth Stern The actress, model, and animal activist is not afraid to bare some skin in the form of trendy crop tops and sultry cutouts.
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