Upstairs Downstairs

Love this shoot done by Karl Lagerfeld in September’s issue of Harper’s Bazaar. “In the spirit of the original British drama, Bazaar pays tribute to fashion’s chicest class affair.”

Dramatic dressing makes for a grand entrance.

 From left: Top, skirt, and arm warmers, by special order, Chanel Haute Couture; 33-1-4286-2800. Jacket, $31,500, skirt, $39,350, and shoes, $975, Giorgio Armani; 212-988-9191. Dress and shoes, by special order, Chanel Haute Couture.

Jacket, $30,550, blouse, $1,790, pants, $1,490, and belt, $1,490, Yves Saint Laurent; 212-980-2970.

A study in contrasts: sanguine and soigné.

On maids, from left: Dress, $2,400, collar, $490, top, $350, skirt, $1,350, belt, price upon request, dress, $2,500, and feather dusters, Louis Vuitton; 866-VUITTON. Seated: Dress, $3,900, Lanvin; 646-439-0380. Ring and bracelet, prices upon request, Lydia Menswear: Suit, shirt, and tie, Hermès. Pocket square, Charvet. Shoes,Lanvin.

Shoes, $1,100, and dress, $16,000, Dior; 800-929-DIOR. Necklace, $6,797, and bracelets, $361-$7,787, Dary’s; 33-1-4260-9523. Ring, price upon request, Lydia Courteille. Menswear (right, worn throughout): Suit, Dolce & Gabbana. Shirt, Charvet. Tie, D & G.

Cocktails and canapes upstairs…

From left: Dress, price upon request, Versace; 888-721-7219. Ring, $33,000, Boucheron; 415- 362-6020. Gown, $6,790, Nina Ricci, Barneys New York; 888-8-BARNEYS. Sandals, $750, Jimmy Choo; 866-524-6687. Necklace, $2,800, Lynn Ban, Gown, by special order, Alexander McQueen; 212-645-1797. Gown, by special order,Valentino Haute Couture; 212-772-6969. Hair comb, $1,082, Yatüz, Gloves, $195, Illisa’s Vintage Lingerie; 212-627-2800. Necklace and earrings, by special order, Boucheron. Menswear: Tuxedo jacket, vest, and pants, Tom Ford. Shirt, Dunhill. Bow tie and pocket square, Charvet.

… and copper pots and castigations downstairs.

From left: Dress, $2,115, Miu Dress, $3,170, Fendi; 212-759-4646. Dress, stylist’s own. Gown, Valentino; 212-772-6969. Earrings, price upon request, Boucheron, Neiman Marcus. Ring, Lydia Courteille. Dress, $2,100, Marc Jacobs; 212-343-1490. Dress, $3,990, Lanvin; 646-439-0380. Gown, $18,000, Valentino; 212-722-6969. Ring, price upon request, Lydia Courteille. Menswear (right): Tank, Eminence.

At your service.

From top: Gown, $6,000, Ralph Lauren Necklace, $1,565, and bracelet, $800, Tom Binns Gown, $11,890, Oscar de la Renta, Neiman Marcus; 888-888-4757. Earrings, price upon request, Louis Vuitton. Gloves, $225, Illisa’s Vintage Lingerie; 212-627-2800.

From left: Gown, price upon request, Giambattista Valli; 33-1-4017-0588. Ring, $135, Extasia, . Earrings, $359, Dary’s; 33-1-4260-9523. Blouse, $590, bra, and skirt, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, Tiara, price upon request, Lydia Courteille.

Sense and sensibility reign.

From left: Dress, stylist’s own. Dress, $325, DKNY; 800-231-0884. Dress, $2,115, Miu Jacket, $4,975, shirt, $1,000, skirt, $4,825, gloves, $1,025, and boots, $2,150, Hermè Clutch, Fendi. Dress, stylist’s own. Jacket, $2,590, shirt, $835, skirt, $1,150, and booties, $1,290, Nina Ricci, Neiman Marcus; 877-634-6263. Tights (on all), $44, Shoes (far left), $645, Manolo Blahnik, Saks Fifth Avenue. Shoes (left), $595, Manolo Blahnik; 212-582-3007. Ring, price upon request, Lydia Courteille. Clutch, $4,260, Fendi; 212-759-4646. Earrings, $359, Dary’s. Suitcases, $6,730–$7,570, Goyard, Barneys New York.

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