The Most Sophisticated Dress to Wear on Halloween Night

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Sofia is wearing a sparkle velvet Night Garden dress by The Vampire’s WifeAnOther Magazine Autumn/Winter 2017. Photography by Tim Elkaïm, Styling by Chloe Grace Press

Leave your face paint and fake blood at home; The Vampire’s Wife has you covered this October 31

Sparkle velvet Night Garden dress, The Vampire’s Wife

71% viscose, 19% polyamide, 10% polyester. Lining: 100% silk

The tradition of dressing up for Halloween can be traced back to 19th-century Scotland, where the practice was commonly known as ‘guising’. Here, on All Hallows’ Eve, children would wear handmade costumes that were thought to act as a camouflage, allowing the young to blend in with the evil spirits that took flight during the night of October 31.

Today, Halloween attire has transcended superstition and moved towards the unbridled fashion statement, with all manner of ostentatious ensembles, replete with face paint, synthetic wigs and rubber masks, becoming sartorial gestures in and of themselves. For those who have a party to attend this evening, but prefer their look to err on the subtle side, this velvet dress by The Vampire’s Wife, elegantly sculpted to the contours of the body and peppered with celestial glitter, is ultimately the most sophisticated solution. Best to leave your fake blood at home.

Hair: Yumi Nakada-Dingle at Home Agency using Aveda. Make-up: Fir Wang at Atomo Management using Nars. Models: Franziska Bachoven; Sofia Fanego at Silent Models; Dustin Muchuvitz; and Camille Rochand at Girl Management. Casting: TM Casting. Manicure: Beatrice Eni at ASG Paris. Set design: Sophear at Swan Management. Digital tech: Florian Massal at D-Factory. Photographic assistant: Yves Mourtada. Styling assistant: Grisel Clémence. Hair assistant: Fabio Petri. Set assistant: Céline Corbineau. Production: The Collective Shift. Post-production: D-Factory. Special thanks to Upper East Studio and Codimat

This image originally appeared in Autumn/Winter 2017 issue of AnOther Magazine, on sale now.