Women’s Style: Lavender by Twilight

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler.

For your black-tie affairs this summer, look no further than a lovely lavender gown. Superb examples were seen at Dennis Basso and Carolina Herrera, both known for their impeccable construction and sumptuous fabrics. At Dennis Basso, a velvet tank tops a delicately pleated chiffon skirt. Incredibly detailed floral embellishments trail from one sleeve to the opposite knee at Carolina Herrera. Both are sure to stand out from the crowd at any event.

Carolina Herrera gown, $6,490, available at Carolina Herrera in New York, +1 212 249 6552,

Dennis Basso gown, $6,800, available at Dennis Basso in New York, contact Maria D’Este, +1 212 794 4500,