The Paquita silhouette of sumptuous white silk organza over peony organza was ever so faint. It became an air of mystery along with the sheer overlays of the bodice and skirt bringing about a romantic, classic look to modern times. The Swanson design was breathtaking for the sophisticated bride looking for a plunging neckline. Known for her signature style of ball gowns, her use of silk fabrics allow for a flow to the gowns as they passed by seeming effortlessly.
The necklines of illusion bateau and twisted halter-top brought in a daring contemporary look echoed by the fashion elite’s smiles lighting up the room. The embroidery this year was delightful and the Dietrich fitted crepe back satin gown design with it’s open back and dimensional embroidery on the hips was perfect. As the music played it was pure Anne Barge and “Lovely”.