Above: A sash of rose-printed taffeta from Jana Starr Antiques and a cameo on a ribbon of burgundy velvet by Erickson Beamon give High Victorian authenticity to the petal-sleeved gown of knotted pink tulle over silk by Richard Tyler Bride. Ring by Becky Kelso. All earrings by Marian Maurer.
Studies in shadows and light, these painterly images evoke works of the great artist John Singer Sargent. Here, Catherine Puget's off-the-shoulder gown of silk mikado shimmers. It is paired with a necklace of festooned star bursts by Erickson Beamon. Veil by Nelson D'Leon.
The square neck of this ivory organza princess gown from Carolina Herrera is defined by a lattice-patterned band of beaded embroidery and puff sleeves of tissue-thin organza. A flutter of vintage single-face silk-satin ribbon is loosely tied behind the neck. Pink diamond ring by Harry Winston; slingbacks by Stuart Weitzman.
This beaded-lace coatdress from Monique Lhuillier recalls the Edwardian era. Costume pearls from Heidi Daus are tacked under one arm. Diana Kane's crystal necklace is worn as a bracelet.
Cast as a detail from one of Sargent's sister portraits, the bride at center wears a sheath of re-embroidered French lace from Serafina; a necklace of simulated pearls from Carolee drapes from shoulder to shoulder. An Austrian-crystal lariat by Diana Kane is knotted around one arm. At left, Amsale's corded-lace gown is accented with a pearl lariat by Heidi Daus. All earrings by Dara.
Fresh sweet peas are tucked into the neckline of an ivory cashmere dress with a taffeta skirt by Reem Acra. A necklace of crystals and faux pearls by Jose & Maria Barrera falls from the shoulder and hip. Earrings by Jane Diaz; ring by Harry Winston.
This portrayal of women takes its cue from Sargent's 1902 painting of the beribboned Acheson sisters. A copper necklace by Erickson Beamon splays across the waist of an off-the-shoulder dress by Michelle Roth; ring by Becky Kelso.
Vera Wang's strapless A-line dress of ivory silk radzimir with an asymmetric overskirt is stunning against a backdrop of silk swags and full peonies. The lace-edged mantilla by Nelson D'Leon is draped twice over the head. Oval diamond ring by Harry Winston.
This portrait featuring Vera Wang's hand-appliqued gown is inspired by Sargent's 1894 depiction of actress Ada Rehan. A necklace by Jose & Maria Barrera is slung across the body. The headpiece is a brooch from Michael Kaye Couture for Grinnel Designs on a band of lace. Ring by Harry Winston.
The Melissa Sweet empire-waist gown is Chantilly lace over silk charmeuse. Harry Winston's yellow diamond slips over one of the gloves by Shaneen Huxham; pearl lariat and twisted strands of moonstone pebbles, Elizabeth Locke. Fan with butterfly-shaped handle set in crystals by Jose & Maria Barrera.