The 2017 Best Dressed Ball was a celebration of 50 years, raising over $1 million. Photo by Wil Norwood.

Party of the week: A look at past Best Dressed Balls

The legacy of the American Cancer Society’s premier fundraiser in Baton Rouge is as rich as it is fascinating. Now 51 years into the tradition, we took a look back at past Best Dressed Balls to see some of the best looks that have ever crossed the runway. Click on the photos in the gallery for a closer look:

For more on the past, present and future of the Best Dressed Ball, check out this story from the inRegister archives.