While it’s hard to choose, I believe my most extraordinary garment is a vintage Carmen Marc Valvo black beaded tuxedo dress. Whoever previously owned it kept it in great condition with most of the beading still in-tact. The dress has full sleeves and a deep V neckline. The dress wraps and folds in the front and has 6 beaded button snaps to hold it together. It has a slight flare past the waist with a mid-thigh hemline. It’s made from polyester, but with this dress it’s what’s on the outside that counts. Covering the dress is a beaded lace overlay that follows a floral pattern you can only see if you’re really examining it. It’s such a stunning piece, but it’s also versatile. While the obvious way to wear it is formally, it looks equally great worn as a jacket with the sleeves rolled up and a pair of jeans. Definitely a dress that will stay in my closet forever!