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Art Ball 2018: The best-dressed ladies and gents show Dallas how it’s done

Art Ball 2018: The best dressed show Dallas how it’s done

Rebecca Enloe Fletcher, Catherine Rose
Rebecca Enloe Fletcher, Catherine Rose Photo by Tamytha Cameron
The back of Catherine Rose's dress
And here's the back of Catherine Rose's gown. Photo by Tamytha Cameron
Ceron, Elaine Agather
Ceron, Elaine Agather Photo by WJNPHOTO
Emily Summers, Steve Summers, Deedie Rose
Emily Summers, Steve Summers, Deedie Rose Photo by Tamytha Cameron
Jessica Nowitzki, Roshan Patel
Jessica Nowitzki, Roshan Patel Photo by WJNPHOTO
Nardos Imam, Hwet Imam
Nardos Imam, Hwet Imam Photo by WJNPHOTO
Lisa Cooley, Clay Cooley
Lisa Cooley, Clay Cooley Photo by WJNPHOTO
Catherine MacMahon, Douglas MacMahon
Catherine MacMahon, Douglas MacMahon Photo by WJNPHOTO
Lynn McBee, Nick Even
Lynn McBee, Nick Even Photo by WJNPHOTO
Margaret Solomon. Melissa Fetter
Margaret Solomon, Melissa Fetter Photo by WJNPHOTO
Claire Gogel, Cindy Brown
Claire Gogel, Cindy Brown Photo by WJNPHOTO
Suat Guseynova, Marina McKay
Suat Guseynova, Marina McKay Photo by WJNPHOTO
Chase Cooley, Bella Cooley
Chase Cooley, Bela Cooley Photo by WJNPHOTO
Kimberly Williams, Brian Williams
Kimberly Williams, Brian Williams Photo by WJNPHOTO
Michelle Rawlings, Lindsey Collins, Wendy Strick
Michelle Rawlings, Lindsey Collins, Wendy Strick Photo by WJNPHOTO
Dee Dee Hoak, Hale Hoak
Dee Dee Hoak, Hale Hoak Photo by WJNPHOTO
Bill Esping, Heather Esping
Bill Esping, Heather Esping Photo by WJNPHOTO
Reagan Corbett, Meredith Bayoud, Jordan Jones
Reagan Corbett, Meredith Bayoud, Jordan Jones Photo by WJNPHOTO
Rebecca Enloe Fletcher, Catherine Rose
The back of Catherine Rose's dress
Ceron, Elaine Agather
Emily Summers, Steve Summers, Deedie Rose
Jessica Nowitzki, Roshan Patel
Nardos Imam, Hwet Imam
Lisa Cooley, Clay Cooley
Catherine MacMahon, Douglas MacMahon
Lynn McBee, Nick Even
Margaret Solomon. Melissa Fetter
Claire Gogel, Cindy Brown
Suat Guseynova, Marina McKay
Chase Cooley, Bella Cooley
Kimberly Williams, Brian Williams
Michelle Rawlings, Lindsey Collins, Wendy Strick
Dee Dee Hoak, Hale Hoak
Bill Esping, Heather Esping
Reagan Corbett, Meredith Bayoud, Jordan Jones

Fundraising in Dallas is serious business. So is fashion. And on the social circuit, the two go hand in hand, especially at events like Art Ball.

At the Dallas Museum of Art’s signature gala, the attire may be black tie, but it is never boring. This year, ladies turned to color, pattern, and texture to make their fashion statements — or all three, as was the case with DMA board chair Catherine Rose and Art Ball chair Rebecca Enloe Fletcher.

Rose, who wore a white gown accented with graphic red-and-black flowers at the neckline and on the skirt, with gray stripes on the full sleeves, always stands out in this crowd. Fletcher’s coral, floor-length, one-shoulder gown with geometric gold embroidery on the skirt and sheer sleeve was designed by Nardos.

Speaking of Nardos, designer Nardos Imam glowed in a lime green gown with fitted bodice and full ball skirt — one of her own, of course. It’s no wonder many Dallas women turn to her to outfit them on these occasions.

Pink was a popular choice, as well. Those who wore it best include Catherine MacMahon, in Rosie Assoulin and YSL; Lynn McBee, in a two-tone number from Giambattista Valli; and Margaret Solomon, in Zandra Rhodes. But the prettiest in pink was Elaine Agather, in a short, flirty design by Paskal.

Also spotted in Paskal was Meredith Bayoud, while Lisa Cooley chose Michael Faircloth. (Husband Clay held his own in a standout tux with cobalt blue jacket and white bow tie.) Two of the more colorful women in the room were Claire Gogel, in a yellow embroidered silk-organza gown from Erdem, and Cindy Brown in a feather-print Mary Katrantzou.

Surprising no one, the best dressed among the men was Ceron, in Alexander McQueen. Is there ever a time when he doesn’t look fabulous?

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