Miami Socialistas Refresh Traditional Black Tie

There are some elements in evening wear, that no matter how much fashion evolves, you just can’t do without when it comes to making an entrance at one of our over-the-top black tie galas. Luxurious fabrics are de rigueur, black is the no-fail favorite but we saw more lace and beading than previous seasons. Traditional styles predominated, but with a twist. Again, our socialistas did not disappoint.

In this “Chic to Chic,” glamorous Deborah Slack, VP/GM of Saks Fifth Avenue in Bal Harbour, wears a spectacular fitted Talbot Runhoff, the American and German duo known for their sculptural silhouettes and signature not-your-mother’s-draping; fashion-forward Lydia Touzet wears a unique gown by red carpet ruler, Marquesa, the British design house; Yolanda Berkowitz loves to mix it up and wears a Christian Dior blouse with a Lanvin skirt; Frances Sevilla-Sacasa continues the couture, in understated but never predictable Giorgio Armani.

Estee Mandel and Marile Lopez wear two vastly different styles – a sleek lace column and an all-out ball gown – both from versatile South Florida designer Ivonne de la Vega, who is a must have in every socialista’s black tie gala wardrobe; svelte Trish Bell wears a another Miami society favorite, Coral Gables-based Rene Ruiz Couture; and Yeiza Amit in is an intricate, lace Sue Wong.

How are you planning to make an entrance during the upcoming Miami society season?



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