Best Dressed

Art Ball 2017: Dallas’ best dressed understand the art of style

Art Ball 2017: Dallas’ best dressed understand the art of style

TJ Griffin, Gabriela Hearst, Reed Robertson, Taylor Tomasi Hill, Chase Hill
TJ Griffin, Gabriela Hearst in her own design, Reed Robertson, Taylor Tomasi Hill in Viktor & Rolf, Chase Hill Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Charlie Anderson, Moll Anderson
Charlie Anderson, Moll Anderson in Naeem Khan Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Christen Wilson, Faisal Halum
Christen Wilson in vintage, Faisal Halum Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
David Bonnette, Zoe Bonnette
David Bonnette, Zoe Bonnette in Stacy Benet collaboration with Basquiat estate and Stella Jean fur  Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Erin Benson, Catherine MacMahon
Erin Benson in Balenciaga, Catherine MacMahon in Balenciaga, Stella, and Kenzo Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
John Kirtland, Jenny Kirtland, Michael Young, Sharon Young
John Kirtland, Jenny Kirtland in Temperley, Michael Young, Sharon Young in Rick Owens Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Robert Cathey, Ashley Cathey
Robert Cathey, Ashley Cathey in Merchant Archive Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Shelby Wagner, Julie Hawes, Claire Emanuelson, Niven Morgan
Shelby Wagner, Julie Hawes in Alberta Ferretti, Claire Emanuelson, Niven Morgan Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Douglas Carney, Dallas Snadon, Nancy Rogers, Michael Flores
Douglas Carney, Dallas Snadon in Dior, Nancy Rogers in Monique Lhuillier, Michael Flores Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Bill Payne, Wendy Payne, Brooke Davenport, Blake Davenport
Bill Payne, Wendy Payne in Haney, Brooke Davenport in Vionnet, Blake Davenport Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Bela Pjetrovic, Tracy Lange, Lisa Cooley
Bela Pjetrovic in Dior, Tracy Lange in Michael Faircloth, Lisa Cooley in Michael Faircloth Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Barbara Daseke
Barbara Daseke Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Cindy Rachofsky, Howard Rachofsky, Meghan Looney
Cindy Rachofsky in Maison Rabih Kayrouz, Howard Rachofsky, Meghan Looney Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Peter Roberts, Jennifer Roberts, Nancy Carlson, Clint Carlson
Peter Roberts, Jennifer Roberts in Gabriela Hearst, Nancy Carlson in Dior, Clint Carlson Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Dirk Nowitzki, Jessica Nowitzki
Dirk Nowitzki, Jessica Nowitzki in Mary Katrantzou Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Ron Brame, Alana Brame
Ron Brame, Alana Brame Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
TJ Griffin, Gabriela Hearst, Reed Robertson, Taylor Tomasi Hill, Chase Hill
Charlie Anderson, Moll Anderson
Christen Wilson, Faisal Halum
David Bonnette, Zoe Bonnette
Erin Benson, Catherine MacMahon
John Kirtland, Jenny Kirtland, Michael Young, Sharon Young
Robert Cathey, Ashley Cathey
Shelby Wagner, Julie Hawes, Claire Emanuelson, Niven Morgan
Douglas Carney, Dallas Snadon, Nancy Rogers, Michael Flores
Bill Payne, Wendy Payne, Brooke Davenport, Blake Davenport
Bela Pjetrovic, Tracy Lange, Lisa Cooley
Barbara Daseke
Cindy Rachofsky, Howard Rachofsky, Meghan Looney
Peter Roberts, Jennifer Roberts, Nancy Carlson, Clint Carlson
Dirk Nowitzki, Jessica Nowitzki
Ron Brame, Alana Brame

Art Ball is one of the few events each year in Dallas that's guaranteed to be a fashion show. The 2017 edition was one of the more colorful, with gowns in an array of hues and patterns — a few as artful as the Dallas Museum of Art itself.

Jenny Kirtland was pretty in pink in Temperley, while Ashley Cathey glowed in a green botanical print from Merchant Archive. Lisa Cooley’s strapless gown, designed by Michael Faircloth, was reminiscent of a Renaissance painting.

Dior was among the most-chosen designers. Bela Pjetrovic was radiant in a form-fitting hot pink sheath, and the always on-point Nancy Carlson selected something short and sassy. Also popular was Naeem Khan, worn by Moll Anderson (a stunning black-and-white geometric pattern) and Katherine Hall.

With its “All That Glitters” theme, Art Ball 2017 also inspired shimmer and shine, most notably in Christen Wilson’s vintage black and silver gown. Capera Ryan also followed the theme, in a floor-length, glimmering gold dress.

Fashion forward as ever were Cindy Rachofsky in Maison Rabih Kayrouz, Taylor Tomasi Hill in Viktor & Rolf, Julie Hawes in a scalloped fringe Alberta Ferretti pantsuit, Jessica Nowitzki in Mary Katrantzou, Erin Benson and Catherine MacMahon in Balenciaga, Sharon Young in Rick Owens, and Zoe Bannette in a Stacy Benet collaboration with the Basquiat estate and a Stella Jean fur.