The Ultimate Cocktail Party Clutch

December 22, 2013 | by Lauren Finney | Style & Beauty

Box clutch Box clutch, Alexander McQueen ($2,980). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-866-2839; net-a-porter.com

As a board member at the Bass Museum of Art and member of the Young Ambassador Council of Miami Children’s Hospital, Christina Getty Maercks is equally visible in the arts, philanthropic, and social circuits. For evenings out, the busy Miamian relies on her favorite designer label, Alexander McQueen, to add drama and flair to her outfits. “I love McQueen’s contemporary but classic look,” she says. “[The collection] has a great balance of avant-garde and classic contemporary. The cut in clothing looks fantastic on women—flattering, timeless pieces that ooze style.”

For December, Getty Maercks is hoping to add this McQueen minaudière to her growing collection of items from the British line, which has been helmed by Sarah Burton since McQueen’s untimely death in 2010. The box clutch, adorned with Swarovski crystals and gold beads, comes with a leather lining to add the sleekest hint of elegance to the interior. “This clutch has a glamorous, dark Gothic chic to it. It is a complete contradiction—gothic diamond skulls with delicate embroidery.” As far as where to wear her newest acquisition, Getty Maercks already knows just the occasion: “December is hopping in Miami. The clutch will go with me to a select few Art Basel events.”

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF NET-A-PORTER

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