Cover Look

Fashion: Ivory ball gown featuring a satin bodice with a beaded band and a brooch-accented tulle bow at the waist, $2,000, Sottero & Midgley. Swarovski-crystal flower comb, Paris. Diamond and rock-crystal earrings, David Yurman. See Shopping Guide.
Flowers: Bouquet of peonies, garden roses, parrot tulips, ranunculus, carnations, and dahlias, LMD, Lewis Miller Design.
Makeup: All makeup by Lancôme. Color Design eye shadow in Waif, Le Crayon Khôl in Black Coffee, Définicils Precious Cells mascara in Black, Blush Subtil powder blush in Rose Fresque, and L'Absolu Crème de Brillance gloss in Exotic Orchid.
Hairstylist: Noah Hatton at Kramer + Kramer for Cutler/Redken
Makeup Artist: Elaine Madelon for Nars Cosmetics
Photographed by Naomi Kaltman

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