The Houston Grand Opera Ball typically brings out the absolute best in ball gown dressing and Saturday night's "Fleurs de l'Opera" white-tie evening was no exception.
Consider ball chair Margaret Alkek Williams in her dreamy lavender confection by Ripetta of Rome. The design house creates most of the philanthropist's gowns, each designed to echo the theme of the evening.
Here the lavender gown was drenched in beaded lace in floral patterns. Her amethyst and diamond suite was a stunning complement to the gown.
Margaret was the premier rose among the many flowers filling Wortham Theater Center's Grand Foyer on this evening.