Celebrities Are Going Crazy For a Fashion Brand We Can Actually Afford
We're used to seeing stars in dresses with price tags that top four (or even five) figures, but recently some of the world's most recognisable faces have fallen for a label that's a lot more affordable. Self-Portrait is the brainchild of Malaysian-born, London-trained designer Han Chong, who wanted to create modern cocktail dresses at midlevel price tags. They're still investment pieces for most of us, with dresses falling somewhere between £200 and £400, but for a special occasion, they might just be worth splashing out on. If the brand is familiar, it's because you've seen it here before, and because the designer's love of panelling, lace, and texture was also evident in his earlier work, at the London-based label Three Floor. Since branching out on his own, Chong has established a detailed aesthetic that's instantly recognisable and has dressed the likes of Rachel McAdams and Reese Witherspoon in his peekaboo dresses with lace panels, chic collars, and textured detail. Could you be next?