Patti Flowers’ design philosophy is as elegant as her work. “The woman should be the focal point,” she says, “not the dress.” Go to her with an event—a wedding, charity ball, or cocktail party—and the former in-house designer at Stanley Korshak’s Bridal Salon will start sketching not just the perfect dress for the occasion, but the perfect dress for you. Inspiration, she says, comes to her from everywhere. When a client told her that she was getting married on a beach at Captiva, Flowers came up with a diaphanous blue chiffon over white charmeuse creation to complement the seaside surroundings. But whether you’re getting ready to take that once-in-a-lifetime walk down the aisle or just want to stun the room at your next evening out, Flowers and her team attend personally to every detail of your dress, from French lace to final fitting.