How many carefully calibrated strips of Cashmere BT does it take to make a sensational dress like this one? Only Toronto’s Franciska Veress knows for sure. Suffice it to say that hours of meticulous cutting, pleating, ruching and “embroidering” were required to produce this exquisitely textured, undeniably sexy tight-torso sheath. Nominated by jeweller extraordinaire, Rita Tesolin, WCC 2011 and 2013. Photo: Koby Inc.