Best Dressed

Ladies in red lead Dallas’ best-dressed at Crystal Charity Ball 2016

Ladies in red lead Dallas’ best-dressed at Crystal Charity Ball 2016

Nardos Imam (Nardos)
Nardos Imam in Nardos Photo by WJNPHOTO
Craig Levering (Brioni), Carrie Levering (Michael Faircloth)
Craig Levering in Brioni, Carrie Levering in Michael Faircloth Photo by WJNPHOTO
Tavia Hunt (Sherry Hill), Paula Wills, Kate Meyer, Rebecca Whitaker (Eliza J)
Tavia Hunt in Sherri Hill, Paula Wills, Kate Meyer, Rebecca Whitaker in Eliza J Photo by WJNPHOTO
Steven Hodge (Armani), Ruth Hodge (Carolina Herrera)
Steven Hodge in Armani, Ruth Hodge in Carolina Herrera Photo by WJNPHOTO
Laura Adams, Micheal Adams
Laura Adams, Micheal Adams Photo by WJNPHOTO
Steve McKnight, Phyllis McKnight (Carolina Herrera)
Steve McKnight, Phyllis McKnight in Carolina Herrera Photo by WJNPHOTO
Mary Beth Conlon (Vintage Carolina Herrera), Kevin Conlon (Tom Ford)
Mary Beth Conlon in vintage Carolina Herrera, Kevin Conlon in Tom Ford Photo by WJNPHOTO
Angela Thompson (Rosie Assoulin)
Angela Thompson in Rosie Assoulin Photo by WJNPHOTO
Robin McMonigle (Carolina Herrera), Chris Coke (Armani)
Robin McMonigle in Carolina Herrera, Chris Coke in Armani Photo by WJNPHOTO
Martha Hackbarth, Michelle Bishop
Martha Hackbarth, Michelle Bishop Photo by WJNPHOTO
Kunthear Douglas, Jeri Kleinman (Fendi), Judy Ellis
Kunthear Douglas, Jeri Kleinman in Fendi, Judy Ellis Photo by WJNPHOTO
Kimberly Ricks (Marquesa) Thomas Ricks (Hugo Boss)
Kimberly Ricks in Marchesa, Thomas Ricks in Hugo Boss Photo by WJNPHOTO
John Harkey (Hadleys), Penny Farfield (Hadleys)
John Harkey in Hadleigh's, Penny Farfield in Hadleigh's Photo by WJNPHOTO
John Corder (Armani), Tanya Ames (Monique lhuillier)
John Corder in Armani, Tanya Ames in Monique Lhuillier Photo by WJNPHOTO
Eric Gambrell, Elizabeth Gambrell (Oscar De La Renta)
Eric Gambrell, Elizabeth Gambrell in Oscar de la Renta Photo by WJNPHOTO
Delayna Minter (Nardos)
Delayna Minter in Nardos Photo by WJNPHOTO
Christopher Mosely, Mary Thorton Mosely
Christopher Mosely, Mary Thorton Mosely Photo by WJNPHOTO
Carrie Francis (Terry John), Jeff Francis (Zegna)
Carrie Francis in Terry John, Jeff Francis in Zegna Photo by WJNPHOTO
Anne Reeder (Carolina Herrera), Beth Thoele (Patty Flowers)
Anne Reeder in Carolina Herrera, Beth Thoele in Patty Flowers Photo by WJNPHOTO
Nardos Imam (Nardos)
Craig Levering (Brioni), Carrie Levering (Michael Faircloth)
Tavia Hunt (Sherry Hill), Paula Wills, Kate Meyer, Rebecca Whitaker (Eliza J)
Steven Hodge (Armani), Ruth Hodge (Carolina Herrera)
Laura Adams, Micheal Adams
Steve McKnight, Phyllis McKnight (Carolina Herrera)
Mary Beth Conlon (Vintage Carolina Herrera), Kevin Conlon (Tom Ford)
Angela Thompson (Rosie Assoulin)
Robin McMonigle (Carolina Herrera), Chris Coke (Armani)
Martha Hackbarth, Michelle Bishop
Kunthear Douglas, Jeri Kleinman (Fendi), Judy Ellis
Kimberly Ricks (Marquesa) Thomas Ricks (Hugo Boss)
John Harkey (Hadleys), Penny Farfield (Hadleys)
John Corder (Armani), Tanya Ames (Monique lhuillier)
Eric Gambrell, Elizabeth Gambrell (Oscar De La Renta)
Delayna Minter (Nardos)
Christopher Mosely, Mary Thorton Mosely
Carrie Francis (Terry John), Jeff Francis (Zegna)
Anne Reeder (Carolina Herrera), Beth Thoele (Patty Flowers)

Dallas women always dress to impress, and nowhere is that more apparent than Crystal Charity Ball, the grand finale of the social season that raises funds for local children's charities.

Our eyes were drawn to many gowns, from subtle to smashing. Fiery red was the color of choice for the more daring, including Laura Adams, Mary Thorton Mosely, Angela ThompsonKate Meyer, and Nardos Imam; the latter was wearing her own design, of course. We even spotted a red bow tie or two. Hues of blue were also popular — from cobalt to navy to teal.

Carolina Herrera was the go-to designer for many of the ladies, including Ruth Hodge, Phyllis McKnight, Robin McMonigle, Mary Beth Conlon, and Anne Reeder. Others, like Tanya Ames, turned to Monique Lhuillier. Elizabeth Gambrell in Oscar de la Renta, Jeri Kleinman in Fendi, and Kimberly Ricks in Marchesa all shined as well. One of our favorite looks of the evening, though, was the emerald green Michael Faircloth stunner worn by Carrie Levering.

For the men, Armani (Steven Hodge, John Corder) and Zegna (Alex Roberto, Jeff Francis) were favorites. Kevin Conlon sported Tom Ford and Thomas Ricks wore Hugo Boss.