Stop & Glow

The Auto Show Charity Preview and the AutoGlow that follows (Jan. 14) offer an opportunity to shine in formal attire
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Project Runway’s Tim Gunn isn’t “gun shy” when offering tips on how to dress for black-tie events. His straight-shooting advice is sprinkled throughout the AutoGlow Fashion Section.

GUNN LAW 001: “Black tie for women does not need to be floor length.”

Nicole Miller gold dress, price on request, at Neiman Marcus, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-3300. Gold vintage earrings, $295, at Tender, Birmingham; 248-258-0212.

Gucci tuxedo, price on request, at Gucci, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-7630. Eton of Sweden white dress shirt, $235, Molly Rodgers bow tie, $55, at Saks Fifth Avenue, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-9000.

GUNN LAW 002: “Some men opt to wear a black suit with a white shirt and black tie, but to me, it says ‘I was lazy.’”

Aidan Mattox gold dress, $410, at Saks Fifth Avenue, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-9000. Wrap by Ming Ying, $1,590, at Roma Sposa, Birmingham; 248-723-4300. Monet gold bangles, $25, at Parisian stores; bonton.com. Gold dangle earrings, $130, at Marguerite’s Boutique, West Bloomfield Township; 248-932-5252.

Gucci tuxedo, price on request, at Gucci, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-7630. Eaton of Sweden white dress shirt, $235, Molly Rodgers bow tie, $55, at Saks Fifth Avenue, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-9000.

GUNN LAW 003: “I love sleek, black dress pants and a sequined jacket for black tie for women.”

Saks Fifth Avenue Collection tuxedo, $995, Eaton of Sweden white dress shirt, $235, Molly Rodgers bow tie, $55, at Saks Fifth Avenue, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-9000.

Ming Ying white wrap, $1,125, at Roma Sposa, Birmingham; 248-723-4300. BCBG jeweled silk top, $238, and black sheer pants, $375, at Saks Fifth Avenue, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-9000. Crystal-bow beret, $95, at Kate Spade, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-458-2025.

GUNN LAW 004: “You see a lot of straight ties, usually on younger guys. But I still think the classic tuxedo with the bow tie and cummerbund just looks great.”

2011 Chevrolet Volt, courtesy of General Motors. °°° Cary Grant tuxedo by Hugo Boss, $795, Eaton of Sweden white dress shirt, $235, Molly Rodgers bow tie, $55, Robert Talbott cummerbund, $85, at Saks Fifth Avenue, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-9000.

Marchesa dress, price on request, at Roma Sposa, Birmingham; 248-723-4300. Black pearl earrings, $35, at Marguerite’s Boutique, West Bloomfield Township; 248-932-5252. Monet diamond bracelet, $25, at Parisian stores; bonton.com. Adrienne Landau
wrap, $275, at Neiman Marcus, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-3300.

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