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The Bestest Party Looks of the Week

Photo-Illustration: by The Cut; Photos: Getty Images, Clint Spaulding

New York is back, baby! And with it comes the return of parties. Celebrities stepped out this week for premieres, garden parties, and galas with outfits that do not disappoint. Jordan Alexander turned the last year’s necessity of face masks into an incredible fashion statement, and drag queen Yara Sofia showed off the best boa look we’ve seen in a while. To decide for yourself who was best dressed this week, scroll below.

“Most Likely to Be Gossip Girl”

Jordan Alexander at the Gossip Girl premiere on June 30. Photo: Getty Images

It feels good to see a face mask being used for fashion, not necessity.

Best Retro Look

Creative basics brand Parade kicks off its Summer of Parade party series with Summer of Parade NYC on June 29. Photo: Clint Spaulding

The tiny glasses and the butterfly clips are telling us ’90s, but the tennis skirt reminds us that everything old is just new again.

The Best Boa of Pride

Yara Sofia at the RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars season six premiere at Drive n’ Drag at Randall’s Island Park on June 26. Photo: Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Paramount+

We love this boa so much, we might just buy one ourselves.

Most Flowery

Elle Hebrand, Margot Lee, Caroline Vazzana, and Nicole Miller at the Nicole Miller Summer 21 Rosé Dinner at Hudson Clearwater on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Photo: Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Nothing says “New York is back” quite like these garden party looks.

Glitteriest Tux

Sheryl Lee Ralph at the Gracie Mansion Conservancy Gala on June 30. Photo: Bruce Glikas/Getty Images

If God is a woman, I imagine she wears this pantsuit.

Best Reminder That Low-Waist Pants Are Back

Imaan Hammam at the Marc Jacobs Show on June 28. Photo: Gotham/GC Images

They’re back, but Imaan Hammam is making it look like it might not be a bad thing.

Most Meaningful Graphic Tee

Leah McSweeney at Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen on June 29. Photo: NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Leah McSweeney let her shirt do the talking.

The Bestest Party Looks of the Week