There’s just something about a party with an escalator

One week ago we all pulled into the parking lot underneath Bellevue’s brand new Shops at the Bravern and rode the elevators up to a black tie gala held within the designer dresses, French cosmetics, and imported gifts at Neiman Marcus.

Mr. Wear What When had the night off, so I brought keen-eyed Adam Katz Sinding from Le 21eme Arrondissement, the finest chronicler of Seattle street style. Adam took all the photos for this slideshow; I’m just sorry we didn’t get a picture of him in his Dior suit and Lanvin tie.

If you’re not already a regular visitor to Adam’s site, you really must remedy that in the short term. Your city will seem 97% more stylish just by including it in your morning rounds.