John Moore 'Likes to Party' for Essence
John Moore styled a spectacularly well-dressed holiday gathering for Essence's December issue. "The editors wanted a seasonal editorial and I took it from there," he said. "Typically at office parties or with family, people are very flat, so I went in a festive, fashion direction. I especially loved the floral Lanvin dress – it was so beautiful! You could wear it and all eyes would be on you."
But for Moore, it's not all about labels. "It's good to invest in a brand-new cocktail dress; however, vintage is great," he explained. "It's affordable, organic, and you won't run into another person wearing the same item – you stand out in such a different way." He also cautions against too much shine: "It's either a sparkly dress or bangles or glitter. You don't want to look like a Christmas tree."
He was elated to work with photographer Roxanne Lowit and singer Luke James, featured in "We Like to Party!" James "loves fashion, so he was a fantastic collaborator," Moore noted.