September 16, 1999
It seemed only appropriate that Miss Universe and Miss America were seated front-row center at Randolph Duke's heavily bejeweled presentation. Navy blue, white and silver were the predominant colors, highlighted with sporadic bursts of maroon and powder blue. Duke drew inspiration from the Marines, picking up sailor-pant detailing on long skirts and trousers that were shown with tube knits, Celtic cable cardigans and turtlenecks. The lineup for evening was a nonstop procession of floor-length gowns lavished with beading, sequins and embroidery.