Fashionable Fete

Artful Dallas party celebrates fusion of fashion and home design

Artful Dallas party celebrates fusion of fashion and home design

Heidi Dillon, Ken Downing, Tina Craig, Arteriors Party 2018
Heidi Dillon, Ken Downing, Tina Craig Photo by Rhi Lee
Arteriors Party 2018
The party was set in the artful display. Photo by Rhi Lee
Ken Downing, Juliette Moussa, Mark Moussa, Arteriors Party 2018
Ken Downing, Juliette Moussa, Mark Moussa Photo by Rhi Lee
Alan Katz; Karen Katz, Arteriors Party 2018
Alan Katz; Karen Katz Photo by Rhi Lee
Tina Craig, BagSnob, Arteriors Party 2018
Tina Craig snaps a pic. Photo by Rhi Lee
Colby McWilliams, Jim Sheehan, Arteriors Party 2018
Colby McWilliams, Jim Sheehan Photo by Rhi Lee
Robert and Meaders Ozarow, Empire Baking, Arteriors Party 2018
Robert and Meaders Ozarow Photo by Rhi Lee
DJ Blake Ward, Arteriors Party 2018
DJ Blake Ward Photo by Rhi Lee
Ken Downing design, Arteriors 2018
Just part of Ken Downing's display. Photo courtesy of Arteriors
Erin Matthews, Russ Davis, Arteriors Downing Party 2018
Erin Matthews, Russ Davis Photo by Rhi Lee
Heidi Dillon, Ken Downing, Tina Craig, Arteriors Party 2018
Arteriors Party 2018
Ken Downing, Juliette Moussa, Mark Moussa, Arteriors Party 2018
Alan Katz; Karen Katz, Arteriors Party 2018
Tina Craig, BagSnob, Arteriors Party 2018
Colby McWilliams, Jim Sheehan, Arteriors Party 2018
Robert and Meaders Ozarow, Empire Baking, Arteriors Party 2018
DJ Blake Ward, Arteriors Party 2018
Ken Downing design, Arteriors 2018
Erin Matthews, Russ Davis, Arteriors Downing Party 2018

What: Launch of "1920/2020" art and design installation by Ken Downing

Where: Arteriors flagship showroom

The 411: Neiman Marcus fashion director Ken Downing, Arteriors founder Mark Moussa, and president Steve Davis were joined by about 200 fashion and design aficionados — including BagSnob founder Tina Craig, socialite Heidi Dillon, model Chandra North, and former Neiman Marcus CEO Karen Katz  for an opening-night toast to Downing's curated pop-up installation at the Dallas Design District showroom.

Proximo provided wine, bubbles, and spirits, including a signature cocktail, the French 75, Downing's cocktail of choice. Guests enjoyed passed canapes such as miniature tacos, and cheeseburgers, while DJ Blake Ward spun an upbeat playlist.

But the guests were all there to see Downing's immersive display. "1920/2020," which fuses fashion and interior design, uses nearly 80 beautiful items to bring to life a theme of the 1920s merged with his interpretation of the 2020s.

“My design concept melds themes of Art Deco, the glamorous 1920s movement that rejected the sterile modernism of the Machine Age, with a vision of a future that departs from the minimalism of today to embrace human interaction and a rebellious, bohemian spirit,” Downing says in a release. 

The exhibition is part of Arteriors' Designer Interpretations program, which asks international tastemakers to create curated spaces in showrooms around the world. Downing is the first to create a vignette for the Dallas flagship space, with more to come. His design launched March 22 and will be on display for a month.

The program, which kicked off last fall with designer Shawn Henderson’s vignette in the Arteriors New York Design Center showroom, will continue with additional talents in showrooms in Los Angeles, New York, and London. 

Who: Juliette MoussaAlan Katz, Lauren Luter BryantColby McWilliamsJim SheehanRobert and Meaders Ozarow, Erin Mathews, and Russ Davis.