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High fashion and fine art collide at Art Ball patron party

High fashion and fine art collide at Art Ball patron party

Catherine Rose, Howard Rachofsky, Cindy Rachofsky
Catherine Rose, Howard Rachofsky, Cindy Rachofsky Photo by Bruno
Jennifer Karol, Tom Karol
Jennifer Karol, Tom Karol Photo by Bruno
Neils Agather, Elaine Agather
Neils Agather, Elaine Agather Photo by Bruno
Walt Roper, Nicole Dabbert
Walt Roper, Nicole Dabbert Photo by Bruno
Stephen Summers, Elisa Summers
Stephen Summers, Elisa Summers Photo by Bruno
2013 Art Ball Patron Party
Akris was the 2013 Art Ball patron party fashion sponsor.  Photo by Bruno
2013 Art Ball Patron Party
A special fashion presentation featured looks from the Akris fall/winter 2013 collection.  Photo by Bruno
Russell Weinberg, Sarah Weinberg
Russell Weinberg, Sarah Weinberg Photo by Bruno
Marlene Sughrue, John Sughrue
Marlene Sughrue, John Sughrue Photo by Bruno
Scott Ginsburg, Gina Ginsburg
Scott Ginsburg, Gina Ginsburg Photo by Bruno
Sharon Young, Michael Young
Sharon Young, Michael Young Photo by Bruno
Sam Saladino, Brian Bolke
Sam Saladino, Brian Bolke Photo by Bruno
Melissa Beste
Melissa Beste Photo by Bruno
John Eagle, Jennifer Eagle, Maxwell Anderson
John Eagle, Jennifer Eagle, Maxwell L. Anderson Photo by Bruno
Laura Noble, Michael Tregoning
Laura Noble, Michael Tregoning Photo by Bruno
Kimm Wynne, Shannon Wynne
Kimm Wynne, Shannon Wynne Photo by Bruno
Julie Lieberman, Capera Ryan, Debbie Ryan
Julie Lieberman, Capera Ryan, Debbie Ryan Photo by Bruno
Bob Kaminski, Susan Kaminski
Bob Kaminski, Susan Kaminski Photo by Bruno
Dawne Tribolet, Ricki Rapin
Dawne Tribolet, Ricki Rapin Photo by Bruno
Chad Vose, Merry Vose
Chad Vose, Merry Vose Photo by Bruno
Jamie Copaken, Ellen Copaken
Jamie Copaken, Ellen Copaken Photo by Bruno
Janell Pinnell, Alden Pinnell
Janell Pinnell, Alden Pinnell Photo by Bruno
Joseph Toliver
Joseph Toliver Photo by Bruno
Catherine Rose, Howard Rachofsky, Cindy Rachofsky
Jennifer Karol, Tom Karol
Neils Agather, Elaine Agather
Walt Roper, Nicole Dabbert
Stephen Summers, Elisa Summers
2013 Art Ball Patron Party
2013 Art Ball Patron Party
Russell Weinberg, Sarah Weinberg
Marlene Sughrue, John Sughrue
Scott Ginsburg, Gina Ginsburg
Sharon Young, Michael Young
Sam Saladino, Brian Bolke
Melissa Beste
John Eagle, Jennifer Eagle, Maxwell Anderson
Laura Noble, Michael Tregoning
Kimm Wynne, Shannon Wynne
Julie Lieberman, Capera Ryan, Debbie Ryan
Bob Kaminski, Susan Kaminski
Dawne Tribolet, Ricki Rapin
Chad Vose, Merry Vose
Jamie Copaken, Ellen Copaken
Janell Pinnell, Alden Pinnell
Joseph Toliver

It’s no surprise that Dallas Museum of Art executive director Maxwell L. Anderson knew just how to steer the crowd of art enthusiasts gathered at The Warehouse for the Untitled: Art Ball 2013 patron party.

Anderson encouraged deep-pocketed devotees to bid high above their means at the April 13 fundraising fete, to the delight of well-heeled guests. Before a special fashion presentation, he graciously thanked patron party sponsors Jennifer and John Eagle, Art Ball co-chairs Jennifer Karol and Catherine Rose, and patron party fashion sponsor Akris.

Following Anderson’s opener, John Eagle introduced Akris CEO of The Americas Melissa Beste, who gave the crowd a history lesson of the Swiss fashion house. Her words made the perfect intro to the runway show, which featured looks from the fall/winter 2013 collection inspired by Amelia Earhart and late Akris founder Alice Kriemler-Schoch, mother of current creative director Albert Kriemler.

Dark and chunky sweaters, architectural tops, structured suits and form-fitting knit dresses quickly cozied up the white-walled interior. Throughout the show, the sophisticated and timeless designs kept power couple Gina and Scott Ginsburg talking.

After the fashion presentation, guests Marlene and John Sughrue, Merry and Chad Vose, Sharon and Michael Young, Deedie and Rusty Rose, Elaine and Neils Agather, Claire Dewar, Capera Ryan, Laura Noble, and Janell and Alden Pinnell continued to roam around the spacious galleries filled with exquisite contemporary art from the private collections of Cindy and Howard Rachofsky and Amy and Vernon Faulconer.

Patrons also got a preview of “own it now” auction items ready for the taking, including luxurious trips to Paris and London, a private ceramics lesson with Jonathan Adler, a Dallas Cowboys game with Roger Staubach, and the ultimate BMW test drive. The Art Ball is the largest fundraiser of the year for the DMA and one of the most anticipated social events of the season.