Cover Look

Fashion: Ivory ball gown with a cowl neckline, silk bodice, full tulle skirt, and crystal embellishment, $9,030, Jenny Packham. Headband of Swarovski crystals, Jennifer Behr. Diamond earrings set in platinum, Tiffany & Co.
Makeup: All makeup by Chanel: Vitalumière Aqua makeup SPF 15 in Beige-Pastel, powder blush in Rose Pétale, Eyeshadow Duo in Taupe-Délicat, and Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Jersey Rose.
Hairstylist: Noah Hatton at Kramer & Kramer for Cutler/ Redken
makeup artist Elaine Madelon for Nars Cosmetics
Photographed by Naomi Kaltman


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