News & Features The Summer Of Self-portrait
Welcome to the world of Self-portrait, packed with irresistible clothes, A-list fans and prices that won’t leave you that bankrupt
When one of the first people to wear your designs is J-LO, it’s safe to assume you’re on to a winner. For Han Chong, founder and creative director of Self-portrait, it’s been less about winning and more about domination. World domination, in fact. Since that J-LO moment in 2014, almost every A-lister we can think of – Jessica Alba, Maisie Williams, Daisy Lowe – has rocked a Self-portrait frock. Rachel Bilson even chose an SP midi for her brother’s wedding recently. You know the dresses we’re talking about; all guipure lace, tiered ruffles and gently flared skirts. The kind of suits-all dresses that make you ooh and ahhh in equal measure and launched a thousand high street lookalikes. The kind of dresses that are best worn skipping through meadows or frolicking with a Mr Darcy doppelgänger, probably in an orchard in Somerset. And they’re everywhere! Weddings, races, BBQS, bar mitzvahs, hen dos, proms, film premieres, garden parties… With prices that aren’t anything like the usual celeb designer bankbreakers – blouses start around £160 and dresses £240 – it’s no surprise SP pieces sell out faster than even the hottest of hot cakes.
Amber Le Bon Self-portrait 240 Beyoncé Self-portrait 230 Rachel Bilson in SP, photobombed by her dad! Myleene Klass for Littlewoods
125 Can’t quite stretch to SP prices? Don’t worry, the high street is groaning with excellent homages, just like these blush beauties from Littlewoods and New Look.
Look X Glamorous 60
New Look 39.99