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The grandeur of the legendary Plaza Athénée’s presidential suite is an apt setting to introduce Haute Living’s sumptuous selects for spring’s gala season.

VALENTINO    Lace gown ($16,500) available at Valentino, 324 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA; (310) 247-0103 and 105 Grant Street, San Francisco, CA; (415) 772-9835. VAN CLEEF & ARPELS      Flowerlace necklace featuring diamonds set in 18-karat white gold (price upon request) and Bombe Estate ring featuring a 2.38-carat square-cut emerald and diamonds set in platinum and 18-karat white and yellow gold (price upon request) available at Van Cleef & Arpels, 744 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY; (212) 896-9284 and vancleefarpels.com.
VALENTINO
Lace gown ($16,500) available at Valentino, 324 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA; (310) 247-0103 and 105 Grant Street, San Francisco, CA; (415) 772-9835.
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
Flowerlace necklace featuring diamonds set in 18-karat white gold (price upon request) and Bombe Estate ring featuring a 2.38-carat square-cut emerald and diamonds set in platinum and 18-karat white and yellow gold (price upon request) available at Van Cleef & Arpels, 744 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY; (212) 896-9284 and vancleefarpels.com.
DELPOZO      Hand-embroidered silk top ($4,150) and jacquard floral skirt ($2,250) available at Delpozo,  35 North East 40th Street,  Miami, FL; (305) 573-1009  and modaoperandi.com. MANOLO BLAHNIK      Tasseled mule ($865) available for special order at Manolo Blahnik,  31 West 54th Street,  New York, NY; (212) 582-3007. DEVI KROELL      Metallic python clutch ($2,480) available at Devi Kroell,  717 Madison Avenue, New York, NY; (212) 644-4499. KARA ROSS       Pave mosaic drop earrings (price upon request) and pearl and blue topaz cluster ring ($2,270) available at Kara Ross, 655 Madison Avenue, New York, NY;  (212) 755-8100 and kararossny.com.
DELPOZO
Hand-embroidered silk top ($4,150) and jacquard floral skirt ($2,250) available at Delpozo,
35 North East 40th Street,
Miami, FL; (305) 573-1009
and modaoperandi.com.
MANOLO BLAHNIK
Tasseled mule ($865) available for special order at Manolo Blahnik,
31 West 54th Street,
New York, NY; (212) 582-3007.
DEVI KROELL
Metallic python clutch ($2,480) available at Devi Kroell,
717 Madison Avenue, New York, NY; (212) 644-4499.
KARA ROSS
Pave mosaic drop earrings (price upon request) and pearl and blue topaz cluster ring ($2,270) available at Kara Ross, 655 Madison Avenue, New York, NY;
(212) 755-8100 and kararossny.com.
NAEEM KHAN      Embroidered long sleeve gown ($10,590) available at Neiman Marcus, 9700 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA; (310) 550-5900 and 150 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA; (415) 362-3900. REECE HUDSON       Patent leather pouchette ($395)  available at reecehudson.com. VAN CLEEF & ARPELS       Cosmos earrings featuring diamonds set in 18-karat white gold ($89,000) available at Van Cleef & Arpels, 744 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY; (212) 896-9284 and vancleefarpels.com.
NAEEM KHAN
Embroidered long sleeve gown ($10,590) available at Neiman Marcus, 9700 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA; (310) 550-5900 and 150 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA; (415) 362-3900.
REECE HUDSON
Patent leather pouchette ($395)
available at reecehudson.com.
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
Cosmos earrings featuring diamonds set in 18-karat white gold ($89,000) available at Van Cleef & Arpels, 744 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY; (212) 896-9284 and vancleefarpels.com.
CAROLINA HERRERA      Organza gown with feather overlay ($4,790) available at Carolina Herrera, 8441 Melrose Place, Los Angeles, CA; (323) 782-9090. RENE’ CAOVILLA       Two-tone slingback pump ($1,295) available at Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY; (212) 753-7300. GRAFF      Yellow radiant cut and white multi-shape diamond chandelier earrings totaling 48.23 carrots (price upon request), 21 mm diamond BabyGraff watch totaling 22 carrots (price upon request), yellow radiant cut and white marquise cut diamond bracelet totaling 43.04 carrots (price upon request), and 7.09 carat round diamond ring with diamond shoulders (price upon request) available at Graff, 237 Post Street, San Francisco, CA; (415) 926-7000 and graffdiamonds.com.
CAROLINA HERRERA
Organza gown with feather overlay ($4,790) available at Carolina Herrera, 8441 Melrose Place, Los Angeles, CA; (323) 782-9090.
RENE’ CAOVILLA
Two-tone slingback pump ($1,295) available at Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY; (212) 753-7300.
GRAFF
Yellow radiant cut and white multi-shape diamond chandelier earrings totaling 48.23 carrots (price upon request), 21 mm diamond BabyGraff watch totaling 22 carrots (price upon request), yellow radiant cut and white marquise cut diamond bracelet totaling 43.04 carrots (price upon request), and 7.09 carat round diamond ring with diamond shoulders (price upon request) available at Graff, 237 Post Street, San Francisco, CA; (415) 926-7000 and graffdiamonds.com.
DIOR   Jacquard bustier dress ($13,000) available for special order at (800) 929-3467. VAN CLEEF & ARPELS      Etincelles necklace from the “Une Journee a Paris” collection featuring diamonds and onyx set in 18-karat white gold (price upon request) available at Van Cleef & Arpels,  744 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY;  (212) 896-9284 and vancleefarpels.com.
DIOR
Jacquard bustier dress ($13,000) available for special order at (800) 929-3467.
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
Etincelles necklace from the “Une Journee a Paris” collection featuring diamonds and onyx set in 18-karat white gold (price upon request) available at Van Cleef & Arpels,
744 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY;
(212) 896-9284 and vancleefarpels.com.
ANGEL SANCHEZ Pleated leather panel gown ($3,520)  available at Angel Sanchez, 148 West 37th Street, New York, NY; (212) 921-9827  and angelsanchezusa.com Sergio Rossi    Suede sandal with Swarovski crystals ($1,995) available at Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY;  (212) 753-7300. KARA ROSS     Selenite resin clutch with Swarovski crystals (price upon request) available at Kara Ross, 655 Madison Avenue, New York, NY; (212) 755-8100 and kararossny.com. VAN CLEEF & ARPELS    Bombe Estate ring featuring 2.38-carat square-cut emerald and diamonds set in platinum and 18-karat white and yellow gold (price upon request) available at Van Cleef & Arpels, 744 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY; (212) 896-9284 and  vancleefarpels.com.
ANGEL SANCHEZ
Pleated leather panel gown ($3,520)
available at Angel Sanchez, 148 West 37th Street, New York, NY; (212) 921-9827
and angelsanchezusa.com
Sergio Rossi
Suede sandal with Swarovski crystals ($1,995) available at Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY;
(212) 753-7300.
KARA ROSS
Selenite resin clutch with Swarovski crystals (price upon request) available at Kara Ross, 655 Madison Avenue, New York, NY; (212) 755-8100 and kararossny.com.
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
Bombe Estate ring featuring 2.38-carat square-cut emerald and diamonds set in platinum and 18-karat white and yellow gold (price upon request) available at Van Cleef & Arpels, 744 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY; (212) 896-9284 and
vancleefarpels.com.
BIBHU MOHAPATRA     Double strap fracture gown ($3,600) available for custom order at Bergdorf Goodman; 754 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY; (800) 558-1855. CHELSEA  PARIS     Leather suede pump ($565) available at chelseaparis.com. PERRIN PARIS   Goatskin glove clutch ($995) available at Perrin Paris, 346 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA; (310) 786-9936 and perrinparis.com. GRAFF    Yellow radiant cut and white multi-shape diamond chandelier earrings totaling 48.23 carrots (price upon request) available at Graff, 237 Post Street, San Francisco, CA; (415) 926-7000 and graffdiamonds.com.
BIBHU MOHAPATRA
Double strap fracture gown ($3,600) available for custom order at Bergdorf Goodman; 754 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY; (800) 558-1855.
CHELSEA PARIS
Leather suede pump ($565) available at chelseaparis.com.
PERRIN PARIS
Goatskin glove clutch ($995) available at Perrin Paris, 346 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA; (310) 786-9936 and perrinparis.com.
GRAFF
Yellow radiant cut and white multi-shape diamond chandelier earrings totaling 48.23 carrots (price upon request) available at Graff, 237 Post Street, San Francisco, CA; (415) 926-7000 and graffdiamonds.com.
OSCAR DE LA RENTA     Chartreuse iridescent gown (price upon request) available for special order by calling (888) 782-6357. RENE’ CAOVILLA    Ankle-wrap sandal with Swarovski crystals and pearls ($1,360) available at renecaovilla.com. GRAFF   Multi-shape diamond necklace totaling 56.13 carrots (price upon request) available at Graff, 237 Post Street, San Francisco, CA; (415) 926-7000 and graffdiamonds.com. KARA ROSS     Rock crystal quartz bracelet with 18-karat gold and multi-colored sapphires ($10,000) and 18-karat white gold ring with grey pearls, diamonds, and multi-colored sapphires ($6,345) available at Kara Ross, 655 Madison Avenue, New York, NY; (212) 755-8100 and kararossny.com.
OSCAR DE LA RENTA
Chartreuse iridescent gown (price upon request) available for special order by calling (888) 782-6357.
RENE’ CAOVILLA
Ankle-wrap sandal with Swarovski crystals and pearls ($1,360) available at renecaovilla.com.
GRAFF
Multi-shape diamond necklace totaling 56.13 carrots (price upon request) available at Graff, 237 Post Street, San Francisco, CA; (415) 926-7000 and graffdiamonds.com.
KARA ROSS
Rock crystal quartz bracelet with 18-karat gold and multi-colored sapphires ($10,000) and 18-karat white gold ring with grey pearls, diamonds, and multi-colored sapphires ($6,345) available at Kara Ross, 655 Madison Avenue, New York, NY; (212) 755-8100 and kararossny.com.

photographed by Arthur Belebeau
styled by Mimi Lombardo
market editor Courtney Kenefick
hair by Jean Marc Choffel at ragencyny.com
make up by Bryan Zaragoza at See management using Kevin Aucoin Cosmetics
model Alek Alexeyeva at supreme models
Photographed at Hôtel Plaza Athénée New York

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