Behnaz Sarafpour

Known for: Sarafpour's collections are polished, chic, and sophisticated. She does suiting well but is best-known for her soft-edged, romantic dresses and ankle-skimming skirts.

What to buy: We're wild for the floor-length, periwinkle Grecian gown with the poetry of Herman Melville inscribed in the seams ($1,740).

Where to buy it: Barneys New York (660 Madison Avenue; 212-826-8900); Kirna ZabÍte (96 Greene Street; 212-941-9656).

Pictured: Pale pink satin gown ($1,430)
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