Look how happy fashion designer Reem Acra looks in this photo:
The elaborately beaded amethyst confection is from Acra's jewel box collection. I would be that happy, too, if I were posing next to such a gorgeous gown. I would be even happier if I were wearing the gown.
I COVET THIS GOWN. It would be a breath of fresh plum air in a crowd of black formal wear at the Metropolitan Opera. It would get me on the Best Dressed List at the Oscars. It would go perfectly with a tiara. And Ewan McGregor.
Oh, sigh. I want to be a movie star when I grow up.
"I Enjoy Being A Girl" from Flower Drum Song