This award is given to the Delegate not among the Top 15 with the Most Exotic Gown. This is very different from the haute-couture award in that the criteria for judging this competition is to seek out the Delegate that seems to have captured her home's flavor. The outfit may be authentic, traditional, dramatic and elaborate.
The Couture Award
This award is given to the Delegate not among the top 15 with the Most Original Gown. Judges are specifically looking for a gown that epitomizes "haute-couture." Simplicity is not part of the criteria for judging this competition. Judges are looking for an ensemble that exemplifies "trendy" or "funky" - something one may see as the highlight on a fashion show's runway!