On the Ball: Styles for DC's Spring Galas
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FROM LEFT: Giambattista Valli Spring 2012. Rose-gold, smoky quartz, and brown diamond cocktail ring, Pomellato ($12,700). Saks Fifth Avenue, Tysons Galleria, 703-269-1368. Ayers Snake clutch, Alexander McQueen ($1,995). Neiman Marcus, Mazza Gallerie, 202-966-9700. Geo pillow earrings, Kara Ross ($850). Neiman Marcus, Mazza Gallerie, 202-966-9700.
Floral will forever be the signature look of spring. To update the classic motif, choose a gown or dress constructed out of understated floral lace. The 57th annual Corcoran Ball, to be held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, calls for a graceful yet flirty frock, like those of Giambattista Valli's spring collection. Liberty Jones, manager of public relations at Neiman Marcus's Mazza Gallerie location (202-966-9700), muses over her selection for dancing in the District. "I love the spring gala season here in Washington, and I'm always looking for dresses that are youthful but sophisticated. What I love about this Giambattista dress is how the long sleeves contrast with the sheer lace, which is a huge trend for spring—very subtle sexy! And the length is perfect for dancing, as I won't have to worry about my date stepping on my hem as we twirl." To hold the bare necessities, Jones recommends this Alexander McQueen clutch: "The rhinestone- encrusted skull adds a fresh, youthful contrast against the otherwise feminine, luxe look of the white lace." Complete the ensemble with a pair of ivory earrings, like the Geo pillow set from Kara Ross, and a marvelous cocktail ring. We adore the edgy design of Pomellato's rose-gold ring with brown diamonds and a smoky quartz stone.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY CARLTON DAVIS (SCHLUMBERGER EAR CLIPS)
Celebrating the White House Correspondents’ Association’s annual dinner at Carnegie Library.