Not every great fashion moment requires a designer gown, but then again those billowing frocks embedded with beads, wispy feathers and the like do make for dramatic visions. So it should be no surprise that the bulk of our Great Looks for 2013 are ball gowns.
However, we've thrown in enough street chic and luncheon wear to balance the glam factor.
We begin in Paris at the Liaisons au Louvre III gala, held at the Louvre where several scores of Houstonians partied. Here, we spotlight three stunners — Joyce Echols, from left, Elizabeth Petersen in Reem Acra and Melissa Mithoff in Naeem Khan.