Soft gowns capture the old-world glamour of a gilded ballroom

Tissue-thin tulle fringe looks like a bed of feathers on this ivory handbeaded French lace and nude silk taffeta gown and cover-up with blue silk taffeta bow, price upon request, by Edgardo Bonilla. Opera-length sheer gloves, $50, by Carolina Amato. White satin pumps, $230, by Stuart Weitzman, 310-860-9600. Antique velvet chair, $995, from ABC Carpet & Home.

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