For style queen Ikram Goldman, Valentino's flower-covered black dress is the epitome of chic—for winter and beyond.
Black is always on trend, but this season Valentino is giving the classic shade a romantic, colorful turn with a flower appliqué–covered black dress that tops Chicago fashionista Ikram Goldman’s winter must-wear list. “There’s nothing more romantic than a woman wearing a beautiful gown with the most extraordinary flowers,” says Goldman, “and it’s so chic to have a flowy little tulle skirt in black with an empire waist and all of this beading—there’s a refinement in the touch. And it’s not just a winter dress; it can be worn year-round and makes a really powerful, very beautiful statement. If there’s one black-tie gown in a lifetime you should invest in, it would be a dress like this. You can never go wrong with it.” Ikram, 15 E. Huron St., 312-587-1000