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.