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Once again, the Swan Ball dazzles and amazes with gorgeous, breath-taking gowns, 48,000 handmade butterflies and Chihuly gracing the grounds.

Liza is out of town so I am going it alone on my favorite fashion picks from the Swan Ball 2010.  I took a quick look at the post we wrote last year entitled, “Oh, the beautiful gowns,” to note the difference a year makes in fashion choices.  Since this year’s ball was held in May, the gowns were not as light and airy as in June 2009; many gowns this year had a definite boldness to them.  I have coined the gowns worn by the Swan Ball chairs, Sissy Wilson and Collie Daily,  “Fire and Ice.”  They both looked exquisite.  And, I am sure they’re happy to have Swan Ball 2010 behind them.

Many gowns were intense in color with palettes of deep corals, midnight blues and rich teals.

Our photos are taken from The Tennessean’s website.  And let us add our compliments to Jae S. Lee, The Tennessean photographer who captured the evening beautifully. I ‘m only sorry that Liza and I both had to miss the evening, not only because of all the style present, but also because we’re both huge Al Green fans.  I, myself, have made not one, but two, pilgrimages to Al Green’s church.

Here are some of my favorites in no certain order.  I started with the most intense colors and ended with the gowns that were more subtle. Drum roll, please.

Swan Ball Fashion

Sissy Wilson in an Oscar de la Renta red silk organza gown. Collie Daily wears a Dolce & Gabbana fuschia sequined gown

Sally Shepherd looking gorgeous in a coral pink gown by Catherine Regehr

Elizabeth Dingess looks regal in her gown from Muna Couture

Nancy Cheadle in Carmon Marc Valvo Signature with a Judith Leiber clutch

Johnna Watson in Monique Lhullier

Tara Widener, gorgeous in a perfect ball gown

Patsey Reed, elegant and sophisticated

Dana Atkins in a Pamela Roland, love the neckline

Laurie Eskind in a gown by Shawn Ray Fons

Beth Molteni in a gown from Haven by Trelise Cooper

Chrissy Hagerty in a stunning Carolina Herrera gown

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