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2013 - Issue 5 - September

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GUIDE acquire Try on outfits like a queen in the lush VIP boudoir at Dolce & Gabbana. Ballroom Essentials RSVP TO THE BALL, LADIES. WE'VE GOT YOUR FORMALWEAR NEEDS COVERED. BY DEVIN HOWELL AND ALEXANDRIA GEISLER Carolina Herrera Neiman Marcus Saks Fifth Avenue Worn by illustrious women such as Jacqueline Onassis and Michelle Obama, Carolina Herrera's designs are consistently memorable and sophisticated. For fall, her ultrafemme collection includes ethereal silk gowns cinched at the waist, voluminous skirts, and intricate, delicate lace dresses ideal for a formal affair. The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-894-5242; carolinaherrera.com With the work of top designers like Alexander McQueen, Bottega Veneta, and Gucci lining the walls, Neiman Marcus is the ultimate place to assemble a superior gala ensemble. After perusing the enviable selection of gowns, head to the shoe department for the latest accoutrements from Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, and Manolo Blahnik. Fashion Show, 702-731-3636; neimanmarcus.com From Carolina Herrera and Nina Ricci to Dolce & Gabbana and Emilio Pucci, Saks boasts a well-edited selection of traditional and contemporary eveningwear. Plus, the retailer's extensive jewelry department stocks the latest baubles from top brands, including Bulgari, Cartier, and David Yurman. Fashion Show, 702-733-8300; saksfifthavenue.com This iconic French brand is known for its superior assortment of sweet and sensual eveningwear. Ladylike silhouettes, courtesy of bustier-style tops, peplum cuts, and full skirts, are a house signature, appearing this season in black, white, and blush. The accessories are just as polished, with strappy pointed-toe pumps and embellished envelope clutches among the highlights. Bellagio, 702-731-1334; The Forum Shops, 702-737-9777; The Shops at Crystals, 702-597-0941; Wynn Las Vegas, 702-735-1345; dior.com Lanvin One of the oldest Parisian couture houses, Lanvin represents elite glamour. Dramatic floral prints, beading, and exaggerated ruffles convey a certain French romance, often found in collections grounded in 1920s and '40s nostalgia. Classic in design while modern in fit, a Lanvin dress will never go out of style. The Shops at Crystals, 702-6856635; lanvin.com Oscar de la Renta Oscar de la Renta's collections are perpetually impressive, featuring confections of lavish draping, beading, and embroidery. A favorite of Hollywood celebrities, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Hudson, and Jessica Biel, the iconic designer is a red carpet mainstay. Expect to find gowns in eye-catching shades of turquoise, citrine, magenta, and bright purple this fall. Neiman Marcus, 702-731-3636; Wynn Las Vegas, 702-770-3487; oscardelarenta.com Roberto Cavalli Distinguished by his bold use of animal prints, Roberto Cavalli's designs are never less than statement-worthy. The Italian designer offers a modern take on luxury eveningwear, imbuing his clothing with a vampy edge via leather embellishments, grommets, and see-through detailing. The Shops at Crystals, 702-7367300; robertocavalli.com Eveningwear insight from Farid Matraki, SVP and GM of The Shops at Crystals. Tadashi Shoji A favorite of stars attending high-profile events like the Academy Awards and the Cannes Film Festival, Japanese-American designer Tadashi Shoji's eponymous fashion house specializes in complicated couture techniques, such as draping, ruching, and pleating. Its expansive boutique at The Forum Shops (one of only two US locations) is a must-stop for standout eveningwear. The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-733-6071; tadashishoji.com Valentino The leader in Italian haute couture, Valentino crafts clothing for women unafraid to flaunt their flirty, feminine side, whether through a prominently placed bow, figure-flattering ruffles, or elaborate floral appliqu├ęs. This season, a slate-blue embroidered lace gown and a lithe silk style in the house's signature red are at the top of our list. The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-737-7603; valentino.com V How do women's dresses here differ from those in other cities? You can get away with a little more at a Vegas gala. Roberto Cavalli is one of the most amazing gown designers for any lady looking to make a statement. He has an assortment of options, from a classic beaded black gown to intricate prints. What are the fall trends? Velvet, as a texture, was very prominent on the runway, and various shades of blue are the top color. PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF CRYSTALS AT CITYCENTER (D&G) Christian Dior DRESSED TO KILL A look from Ralph Lauren's Fall 2013 collection. 146 VEGASMAGAZINE.COM 146_V_BOB_G_Acquire_Sept13.indd 146 8/5/13 7:33 PM

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