From Paris to the world

Dior's Dallas debut dazzles with luxurious lunch and posh preview

Dior's Dallas debut dazzles with luxurious lunch and posh preview

Exhibition Ambassadors Luncheon co-chairs Jordan Jones, Gene Jones, Charlotte Jones Anderson
Jordan Jones, Gene Jones, Charlotte Jones Anderson Photo by Tamytha Cameron Smith
Florence Muller, Nancy Rogers,  Agustín Arteaga
Florence Müller, Nancy Rogers, Agustín Arteaga, Sarah Schleuning Photo by Tamytha Cameron Smith
Deedie Rose, Mary Noel Lamont, Jeanne Phillips, Micki Rawlings, Pamela Nelson
Deedie Rose, Mary Noel Lamont, Jeanne Phillips, Micki Rawlings, Pamela Nelson Photo by Tamytha Cameron Smith
Cindy Rachofsky, Jennifer Eagle, Lisa Runyon
Cindy Rachofsky, Jennifer Eagle, Lisa Runyon Photo by Tamytha Cameron Smith
Julie Hawes, Muffin Lemak, Christen Wilson
Julie Hawes, Muffin Lemak, Christen Wilson Photo by Tamytha Cameron Smith
 Rusty Duvall, Erin Duvall and Jeanne Bobbitt
Rusty Duvall, Erin Duvall, Jeanne Bobbitt  Photo by Tamytha Cameron Smith
Brian Bolke, Elaine Agather
Brian Bolke, Elaine Agather  Photo by Tamytha Cameron Smith
Todd Fiscus, Peggy Sewell, Céron
Todd Fiscus, Peggy Sewell, Céron  Photo by Tamytha Cameron Smith
Merry Voss, Jennifer Karol
Merry Voss, Jennifer Karol Photo by Tamytha Cameron Smith
Tracy Lange, Michael Faircloth, Nasiba Hartland - Mackie
Tracy Lange, Michael Faircloth, Nasiba Hartland-Mackie  Photo by Tamytha Cameron Smith
Regen Horchow Fearon, Nancy Dedman, Nancy Halbreich, Meghan Looney
Regen Horchow Fearon, Nancy Dedman, Nancy Halbreich, Meghan Looney  Photo by Tamytha Cameron Smith
Guests viewing exhibition
Guests view the exhibition before lunch. Photo by Tamytha Cameron Smith
Luncheon Aerial Shot
Guests seated at the preview luncheon at the Dallas Mueseum of Art. Photo by Tamytha Cameron Smith
Exhibition Ambassadors Luncheon co-chairs Jordan Jones, Gene Jones, Charlotte Jones Anderson
Florence Muller, Nancy Rogers,  Agustín Arteaga
Deedie Rose, Mary Noel Lamont, Jeanne Phillips, Micki Rawlings, Pamela Nelson
Cindy Rachofsky, Jennifer Eagle, Lisa Runyon
Julie Hawes, Muffin Lemak, Christen Wilson
 Rusty Duvall, Erin Duvall and Jeanne Bobbitt
Brian Bolke, Elaine Agather
Todd Fiscus, Peggy Sewell, Céron
Merry Voss, Jennifer Karol
Tracy Lange, Michael Faircloth, Nasiba Hartland - Mackie
Regen Horchow Fearon, Nancy Dedman, Nancy Halbreich, Meghan Looney
Guests viewing exhibition
Luncheon Aerial Shot

A magnificent Monday in May yielded spring sunshine and perfect temperatures for what was perhaps the luncheon of the year at the Dallas Museum of Art.

In celebration of the museum's highly anticipated special showing of Dior: From Paris to the WorldGene Jones, Charlotte Jones Anderson, and Jordan Jones chaired a magnificent ambassadors' luncheon. Per usual, the elegant affair would not have been possible without the guidance of Dallas' godmother of fashion and philanthropy, Nancy C. Rogers, who served as honorary chair.

Before lunch, guests were guided through a sneak peek of the exhibition, which surveys more than 70 years of the House of Dior's legacy. Champagne in hand, attendees took in over 200 haute couture dresses, accessories, photographs, videos, and sketches.

Glamorous guests — most of whom were wearing Dior themselves — included former first lady Laura Bush, Cindy Rachofsky, Deedie Rose, Jennifer Eagle, Rusty Duvall, Ann Hobson, Brian Bolke, Lisa Cooley, Shonn Brown, Tracy Lange, Kara and Randall Goss, Céron, Nasiba Hartland-Mackie, Regen Horchow Fearon, and more.

When the lunch bell sounded, attendees took their seats and enjoyed the sweet smells of the fresh, pink peonies and the thousands of other flowers that embellished the room. The most impressive arrangement adorned entrance to the Hamon Atrium; it was a floral canopy that looked so perfect, many had to touch it to ensure that it was, in fact, the real deal. The arrangements were the work of Todd Fiscus, who proved yet again why he's the king of floral in Dallas.

During the delicious lunch, prepared by Cassandra's Fine Catering, guests heard from a variety of speakers. They included the Eugene McDermott Director of the DMA Agustín ArteagaGene Jones; DMA board president Catherine Marcus RoseFlorence Müller, organizing curator of the exhibition; and Stephen Jones, milliner for the House of Dior. Müller and Jones spoke to the group about the seven-decade history of design at the House of Dior, which included Jones’ personal experience designing hats for Dior, as well as for the current exhibition.

The Dior: From Paris to the World exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art is now open and runs through September 1. Tickets start at $20, and DMA members can reserve their tickets for free online.