Serpentine Gallery Summer Party: Celeb Style Tips

Every summer, a new artist or interior designer is allowed free rein to create a temporary art gallery in London’s Hyde Park. And to open the pavillion in style, there’s always a massive celebrity party. The stars get to prove that they’re cultured and interested in art while the gallery gets lots of publicity to hopefully attract more visitors for the rest of the summer.

As the park’s in the heart of London it’s convenient to get to and that’s why there’s always a big celebrity turn-out. Everyone from Kate Moss to Madonna has attended in previous years. The designer in charge of the 2017 installation was Francis Kere from Burkina Faso – the first ever African artist to be given the honour – and he’s made a unique tree shaped structure bringing even more light, colour and energy to the park. And although there was no official dress code, many guests reflected the design of the building with their outfits, opting for light or metallic colours – perfect for summer nights!

Let’s have a closer look at some of the best celeb outfits for inspiration about how to dazzle at a party this season:

Charli XCX

White is one of the best colours to wear in summer as it makes us all look more tanned plus it’s fresh and chic. It’s an instant way to look more awake and alert, even if we don’t feel it. Recently, everyone from Kate Middleton to Rihanna has worn lace as you can make it look sophisticated and formal but it can also have an edge. Charli’s white dress looks super feminine but the lace makes it more interesting. The midi length ensures it doesn’t look too bridal.

Ellie Bamber

The young British actress stood out in a printed maxi dress with green sandals – she’s even wearing tree-like colours to fit in with the theme of the party. However, it is a beautiful tree as the chiffon material of the dress is absolutely stunning. Chiffon and silk are perfect fabrics for this time of year as they allow you to move in the heat but provide a bit of coverage if it’s windy.

Claudia Schiffer

The model looked super chic in a beige maxi dress that complemented her tan. She was one of the best-dressed of the night and what’s especially lovely about this dress is that it’s so simple that it doesn’t look like you’re trying too hard. The green handbag means she still gets to enjoy a splash of colour and it stands out nicely against the dress, which will catch attention.

Tanya Burr

If you want to make a bold statement but you’re nervous about wearing full-on white then a monochrome dress can be just as eye-catching. It’s also flattering as the panels of black and white confuse the eye so it doesn’t linger on anything you’d rather hide and the black panels are slimming. With a simple pair of barely there sandals, Tanya looks smart and super elegant.

Anais Gallagher

Noel Gallagher’s model daughter may just be 17 but she knows what she’s doing when it comes to fashion. Her floral maxi dress is loose and floaty – great to move and dance in! It’s also cute how she wears socks with her platforms, making a style statement on her own as nobody else did that. She’s experimenting with fashion now and she’s doing an amazing job of it.

Arizona Muse

The model also opted for a strappy white dress, but hers had a rock chic edge with metallic embellishment all over it. What’s nice about this dress is that it’s really flattering thanks to the waist detail flaring out into a full skirt. Occasionally, summer dresses can swamp the figure if they’re too loose but this is a good mixture of figure-hugging but comfortable and doesn’t her tan look amazing in it?

Rita Ora

You can always rely on Rita to do something a little different! If everyone else is wearing brights, she’ll wear black but with a cheeky nod to the light trend with her white shoes. The black maxi skirt is a talking point in itself as it’s embellished with small flowers and makes her waist look tiny thanks to its large waistband. Skirts and tops are fantastic for giving us a gorgeous hourglass shape and Rita certainly stands out. She may get a little hot in her outfit by the end of the night, but at least she knows she’s made an impression.

Whose outfit do you think looks most summery?

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29th June 2017
Written by Zoe Griffin