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Gucci girl: Lynn Wyatt reveals secrets of a memorable gown, including her Oscar stunner

Gucci girl: Lynn Wyatt shares secrets of her show-stopping Oscar gown

Lynn Wyatt in Gucci and Georgina Chapman at Vanity Fair party February 2016
Lynn Wyatt in Gucci with Marchesa's Georgina Chapman at the Vanity Fair Oscar party where the 'drop dead dress' was de rigueur. Vanity Fair
Houston Ballet Ball, Feb. 2016, Lynn Wyatt
Lynn Wyatt in Oscar de la Renta at the 2016 Houston Ballet Ball. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Louis Vuitton re-opening party, November 2012, Lynn Wyatt
Lynn Wyatt in Louis Vuitton and the opening of the newly-remodeled Galleria store. Photo by © Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, HGO ball gowns, April 2015, Lynn Wyatt, Valentino
Lynn Wyatt in Valentino at last year's Houston Grand Opera Ball. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
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Lynn Wyatt with her son Brad at the 2013 Houston Grand Opera Ball.  Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchlightGroup.com
Lynn Wyatt in Gucci and Georgina Chapman at Vanity Fair party February 2016
Houston Ballet Ball, Feb. 2016, Lynn Wyatt
Louis Vuitton re-opening party, November 2012, Lynn Wyatt
News, Shelby, HGO ball gowns, April 2015, Lynn Wyatt, Valentino
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Lynn Wyatt refers to it as her "drop dead dress," the Gucci gown that she wore to the Vanity Fair Oscar party. On that evening, all eyes were on the Lone Star diva in her yellow flora- and fauna-embroidered gown.

"I got so many compliments on the dress, even from the stars," she cooed shortly after returning from that busy week in Los Angeles.

But the biggest compliment of all came from the designer himself, Alessandro Michele, who has revived the Gucci brand and taken the fashion world by storm."This long-haired guy came up to me and told me how great I looked in the dress and then he introduced himself! He designed the dress."

What is a drop dead dress? According to La Wyatt, is "when it's a memorable dress, which means you can't wear it all the time. Or you wear it in a different part of the country." Otherwise, you bring it out only every two or three years.

She tells CultureMap that she will be wearing the Gucci stunner at the Houston Grand Opera Ball on April 9, the whimsical design beautifully complementing the "Carousel" theme of the white-tie gala.

The tricky thing about a drop dead dress, she says, "You have to be careful that the dress doesn't wear you. You have to wear the dress."