Using the famous Plaza Hotel Grand Ballroom as a backdrop, we pick our favorite ball gowns

Silk taffeta a-line gown with draped bodice, jeweled neckline and hand-detailed back skirt in pink with sapphire embroidery, $7925, Reem Acra.

In 1966 Truman Capote gave his legendary "Black & White Ball" at the Plaza for 540 of his closest friends.

Photos: Courtesy of The Plaza Hotel/Dan Lecca

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