Stumped By The "Creative Cocktail" Dress Code? Not For Long...

If you've gotten a formal invite to a party lately, you know that dress codes aren't just "casual," "business," and "black tie" anymore. Oh, no — we've moved on to "creative cocktail," "festive black tie," "vintage chic," and any number of other confusing combos that you can dream up. And if you've scored tickets to the Corcoran Gallery's Artini event next week, creative cocktail is the name of the game.
This super-chic party devoted to art and booze is your chance to sport a fascinator, cover yourself in sequins, and wear your craziest pair of pumps. But, you'll want to do it right, so take notes: The stylish types over at Brightest Young Things whipped up some serious eye candy today, in the form of an editorial full of perfect, copy-ready looks, featuring new and vintage pieces from a host of local sources. (Disclaimer: Many of these pieces were provided by Butler & Claypool, co-founded by yours truly.)
Click through to check out these dreamy tableaus, featuring talented artists, styled by the site's fashion editor, and photographed inside the Corcoran. It's equal parts moody and beautiful — just the thing to pass time on your Friday lunch break. (Brightest Young Things)
Photo: Courtesy of Brightest Young Things/Jeff Martin

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