Who says a little black dress has to be boringly demure? Look at these beauties we discovered when shopping at Bergdorf Goodman. The new leathers are so soft and supple, they drape the body in a beautiful and flattering way. There is a stunning style here for everyone, as the classic sheaths and shapes are given a chic new look. Leather is the perfect travel fabric - just pack one of these in your bag and you are ready for site-seeing, cocktails, dinner or theater.
A Magical Evening, Gala Benefit for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, will take place at Cipriani on Wall Street on Wednesday, November 30. This years enchanted evening will include special guests Alec Baldwin and Meryl Streep and will honor our friend and generous philanthropist Peter D. Kiernan, III recipient of the Dana Reeve HOPE Award and Karrie Webb, recipient of the Christopher Reeve Spirit of Courage Award. For what to wear to this wonderfully worthy event, 'Black Tie Optional,' we went shopping at Bergdorf Goodman to find this striking dark purple shade cocktail dress enhanced by the glimmering bead detail at the neck and waist, while the ruched design flatters any figure in a graceful way.