Katherine Basse Farmer, Duchess of Symbolic Artistry: The rich colors and figures of charming Indian folk art are seen on this gown embroidered in gold with pink Austrian stones and violet beading. The train’s sun, moon, plants, birds, flowers and fish are adorned with sequins, rhinestones and scalloped gold rope trim. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Stephen Farmer.
Allison Timberlake Biedenharn, Duchess of Tahitian Treasures: Parrots, tropical mountains and clear streams are seen in this gown and train depicting Tahiti. The gown features a collar of jeweled sea bird symbols beaded with Indian pink crystals. The train’s parrots are beaded in green bugle beads and chartreuse twisted bugle beads. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Tucker Biedenharn.
Anne-Marie Breedlove, Duchess of the Pearl of the Orient: This train’s centerpiece is peonies and Ming Dynasty porcelain jars in sequins, bugle beads and crystals. The silk shantung bodice is embroidered in blue crystals and opalescent seed beads. Blue sequins and Austrian crystals create a floral motif on a tulle skirt. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Betten Feldmann.
Katherine Ann Satel, Duchess of Exotic Balinese Arts: In the style of Balinese costumes, this purple silk jacquard dress with beaded flowers is trimmed in metallic gold and silver thread appliqués. The train’s centerpiece has more flowers beaded in gold bullion. The train is bordered with rhinestone chain, bugle beads and large stones. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Steven Satel.
Emily Grace Satel, Duchess of Opulent Blossoms: This dress and train, inspired by Japan’s cherry blossoms, is loaded with iridescent sequins, hundreds of Austrian crystals and thousands of paillettes and peridot crystals. The strapless dress in a jacquard floral pattern is embroidered in French knots, sequins and more crystals. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Steven Satel.
Shell Munro Koontz, Duchess of Immortal Splendor: Colored bullions, bugle beads, sequins and rhinestone chains are worked into this train with elephants guarding a grand temple. The purple silk gown is entirely embroidered in purple sequins and its all-over floral design features cut beads with large crystals in each flower. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bart Conoly Koontz.
Madlyn Margaret Constant, Duchess of Tropical Glamour: This glittering gown is embellished with blue and aqua sequins to suggest water. The train’s palm trees are adorned with green and chartreuse bugle beads. And the flamingos are shaped with rhinestone chains, pink sequins, gold seed beads and hot pink feathers. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Field Constant.
Jewel Osborn Crosswell, Duchess of Eternal Threads: This gown and the train’s centerpiece are embroidered with square sequins in a clear iridescent finish to achieve the effect of the brightly colored Madagascar sunset moths. The panels that border the train are adorned with colored bullion and a variety of sequins. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Markley Crosswell III.