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Party Icons Through the Decades

by Adam Fletcher, Copywriter

Not many parties can say that their guests casually galloped in on a white horse (in a free-flowing dress and stilettos), arrived with a legend like Naomi Campbell under their arm, or wore a Versace chainmail dress - and coordinated it, too. But, these following celebrities did just that, and they’ve earned themselves a well-deserved spot in The Party History Book along the way. In honour of this year’s party season, we get nostalgic and reflect on the legendary guests that know how to transform an event into an epic night out that we’ll all remember forever…

Bianca Jagger, 1960s

According to Bianca Jagger, casual parties just aren’t a thing. And, thanks to her ‘more is more’ approach, it’s no surprise that this image of her riding a white horse across the Studio 54 dance floor has become one of the most iconic party photos of all time.

Edie Sedgewick, 1960s

Actress, socialite and model, Edie Sedgewick is also the ultimate style muse. Here, with Andy Warhol, she gave us a fashion moment by combining her love of XXL chandelier earrings, (heaps of) sequins and fluffy accessories.

Debbie Harry, 1970s

Channelling punk-inspired pieces has become synonymous with Blondie singer Debbie Harry’s style. For her, party looks can involve a printed necktie and a leather biker jacket thrown over the top, too.

Grace Jones, 1970s

Black tie, cocktail event or festive party, Grace Jones shows us that the classic little black dress isn’t complete without chunky shell accessories, matching evening gloves and leather-look textures.

Madonna, 1980s

Mesh and woven details are having a moment. Rewind almost 40 years, and you’ll find that they’re a big fashion must-have back then, too. Make like Madonna and add the detail to your party wardrobe.

Cyndi Lauper, 1980s

Regardless of her destination, you can always count on Cyndi Lauper for a mismatch of prints, patterns, colours and textures. Think tartan checks, embellished knits, satin, and tonnes of jewellery to finish.

Kate Moss & Naomi Campbell, 1990s

Whether it’s a Fashion Week party or a fun night out, no duo can coordinate quite like Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. And, who could ignore the time when they wore almost-identical Versace dresses.

Paris Hilton & Nicole Richie, 2000s

Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie also do complementary dressing for nights out – especially when pink tones, diamanté details and bamboo accessories are involved. Here, they’ve streamlined their style at The Simple Life 2 party.

Kendall Jenner, Bella & Gigi Hadid, 2019

This party season, fashion is focusing its attention on new neutral palettes, tonnes of tulle and sequin embellishments. A trio that has wasted no time in getting on-board the looks already is Kendall Jenner, Bella and Gigi Hadid.