Cause…and Effect

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The Go-To Couturier: Style Savvy Designer Silvia Tcherassi opened her first boutique in Coconut Grove in 1999 and, since then, the list of fashionable women who come to her for dresses includes Sofia Vergara and Catherine Zeta-Jones, as well as local society doyennes like Darlene Pérez, Uchi Botero and Solita Mishaan. “The woman looking to wear my designs values individuality,” says Tcherassi. “She’s a trendsetter, not a wallflower.” That’s because the designer is not afraid to work with out-of-the-box materials, like the neoprene she employed to abandon in her spring 2014 collection: “It’s unusual, but spectacular,” she adds. Tcherassi understands the needs of this set because she happens to be part of it. “I’ve supported BeLive, an event to raise money for Colombian charities, since the very first one,” she says. “And I’ve taken part in the Miami Art Museum galas and the Give to Colombia gala in the past.” And, we have a feeling, she looked ravishing while doing so. 4101 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305.529.0004,