Oscar de la Renta

And finally, my overall favorite of the entire season. The neckline is universally flattering (and demure), and even though the gown reflects my affinity for full-on ballgowns, the embellishments are very simple. Yet utterly luxurious: The sculptural details practically scream "this is what couture looks like, ladies" (even those of us in the second row could hear it). —AE

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