On April 11, Forty Five Ten owner Brian Bolke will combine two of his favorite things: fashion and philanthropy. To celebrate his McKinney Avenue store’s 15th anniversary, Bolke is plotting a pop-up shop at the Art Ball, which is also having a big birthday; it turns 50 this year.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the pop-up shop will benefit the Dallas Museum of Art. But Bolke is not just schlepping his regular Forty Five Ten goods over to the DMA. He has commissioned 15 distinguished designers to create exclusive products — in editions of one, five, 15 or 150 — for this special occasion.
Participating designers include Diptyque, Roland Mouret, Edward Bess, Moschino, Chandler x Selima, John Derian, Proenza Schouler, Lisa Perry, Loewe, Ashish, The Elder Statesman, Nicholas Kirkwood, Hoorsenbuhs, Eddie Borgo and David Sutherland. Prices range from $35 for a tube of lipstick to $100,000 for a diamond cuff.
Here is the complete list:
Edition of One
Moschino “Label” dress, $2,550
Eddie Borgo doctor bag, $2,950
Lisa Perry “Selfie” dress, $4,510
Loewe runway shopper bag, $3,950
Hoorsenbuhs Forever Mark Diamond phantom cuff, $100,000
Edition of Five
Selima x Chandler “Jane” sunglasses, $350
Diptyque set of 15 favorite candles, $1,200
Proenza Schouler briefcase, $2,150
Ashish “Hi Haters” T-shirt, $2,220
David Sutherland x John Dickinson African table, $2,550
Edition of 15
Nicholas Kirkwood loafer, $450
Elder Statesman cashmere lingerie set, $1,400
Roland Mouret kimono, $1,850
Edition of 50
John Derian “Sam Francis Self Portrait” plate, $95
Edition of 150
Edward Bess “Dallas Pink” lipstick, $35
In addition to philanthropy’s being “part of Forty Five Ten’s DNA,” Bolke also has a special connection to the Art Ball.
“Our opening party in 2000 was the Art Ball Patron Party, so coming back to Art Ball was only natural. Every designer we asked to design product jumped at the chance to join for such a great cause.”
For more information about Art Ball 50, visit the Dallas Museum of Art website.