Gowns That Wow

Dallas designers win over gala-loving ladies with new gown collection

Dallas designers win over gala-loving ladies with new gown collection

Binzario Couture evening gown
Sketch of the red rose gown from Binzario Couture's new evening wear collection. Photo courtesy of Binzario Couture
Binzario Couture evening gown
Blue gown from Binzario Couture evening wear. Photo courtesy of Binzario Couture
Binzario Couture evening gown
Binzario Couture champagne gown. Photo courtesy of Binzario Couture
Binzario Couture evening gown
Binzario Couture evening gown
Binzario Couture evening gown

Just in time for the spring social season, a Dallas design team has heeded the call for better special occasion dresses: Binzario Couture, known for custom and bridal gowns, is introducing an evening wear collection.

After countless women voiced their displeasure about the offerings in everyday department stores, designers Andre Yabin and Luis Nazario knew they could solve the problem. Simply put, off-the-rack gowns are just not what they used to be, Yabin says.

“They are either too revealing or just poor quality,” he says. “Not to mention one of a woman’s biggest fears is showing up at an event only to find out that someone else in the social circle is wearing the same dress.”

Yabin and Nazario have styled celebrities such as Usher, Jennifer Lane and Tamela Mann. Locally, Cynthia Smoot, Lisa Petty and Terri Provencal have been spotted in Binzario Couture creations. With more than 25 years of combined experience in bridal and formal wear design, these men know what women want.

“It’s not for every woman, but for the woman who wants to make a statement and stand out,” Yabin says. “We have positioned the company similar to the French fashion houses back in the ’50 and ’60s, offering women one-of-a-kind custom couture gowns for special events — a dress that speaks to her character and style.

“Bridal gowns will always be the center of Binzario Couture, but we see this as an opportunity to tap into another market and a way to continue to bring couture and fashion to our clientele.”

The duo is unveiling the new designs in a way all lunching ladies can appreciate: At the Bobby Norris Roundup for Autism’s Fashion Show and Luncheon — a new event on the Dallas social circuit slated for Thursday, April 23, at the Fairmont Dallas hotel. The Chivvis Style-produced fashion show will feature 21 Binzario Couture evening gowns. Attendees also can enter a raffle to win a one-of-a-kind creation.

Chaired by Gina Marx and Mary Bentley and themed “A Walk in Paris,” the Bobby Norris Roundup for Autism’s Fashion Show and Luncheon benefits the Autism Treatment Center of Texas. Ticket and sponsorship information is available online.