Hail to the McQueen

Dallas socialites dress to thrill for Crystal Charity 10 Best Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon

Dallas socialites dress to thrill for Crystal Charity 10 Best Dressed

Jennie Reeves, Lucy Wrubel, Erin Matthews, Crystal Charity Ball, Alexander McQueen
Jennie Reeves, Lucy Wrubel, Erin Mathews Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Charlotte Anderson, Candace Romo, Crystal Charity Ball, Alexander McQueen
Charlotte Anderson, Candice Romo Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Shorena Gachechiladze, Crystal Charity Ball, Alexander McQueen
Shorena Gachechiladze in Versace Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Brian Bolke, Jennie Reeves, Crystal Charity Ball, Alexander McQueen
Brian Bolke, Jennie Reeves Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Megan Flanagan, Katy Bock, Crystal Charity Ball, Alexander McQueen
Megan Flanagan, Katy Bock Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Moll Anderson, Jim Gold, Liz Radler, Catherine Bloom, Alexander McQueen, Crystal Charity Ball
Moll Anderson, Jim Gold, Liz Radler, Catherine Bloom Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Laura Reeder, Anne Reeder, Sara Reeder Belle, Beth Johnson
Laura Reeder, Anne Reeder, Sara Reeder Bell, Beth Johnson Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Susan Dell, Alexander McQueen, Crystal Charity Ball
Susan Dell in Alexander McQueen Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Doris Jacobs, Teffy Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Crystal Charity Ball
Doris Jacobs, Teffy Jacobs Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Andrea Weber, Christy Abbott, Merrick Huckin, Crystal Charity Ball, Alexander McQueen
Andrea Weber, Christy Abbott, Merrick Huckin Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Tamara Bickel, Kim Miller, Crystal Charity Ball, Alexander McQueen
Tamara Bickel, Kim Miller Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Amy Robinson, Frances Moody, Crystal Charity Ball, Alexander McQueen
Amy Robinson, Frances Moody Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Jennifer Dix, Debbie Oates, Robin McMonigle, Ruth Kupchynsky, Alexander McQueen, Crystal Charity Ball
Debbie Oates, Robin McMonigle, Ruth Kupchynsky Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Barbara Daseke, Laree Hulshoff, Crystal Charity Ball, Alexander McQueen
Barbara Daseke, Laree Hulshoff Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Ellen McStay, Anne Williams, Cathie Looney, Brill Garrett, Allison Dooley, Crystal Charity Ball, Alexander McQueen
Ellen McStay, Anne Williams, Cathie Looney, Brill Garrett, Allison Dooley Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Leisa Street, Angela Malone, Paige Lane, Sunie Solomon, Crystal Charity Ball, Alexander McQueen
Leisa Street, Angela Malone, Paige Lane, Sunie Solomon Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Jane Robb, Betsy Medders, Suzanne Haney, Mary Crosland, Ellen Merriman
Jane Robb, Betsy Medders, Suzanne Haney, Mary Crosland, Ellen Merriman Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Lydia Novakov, Barbara Babb, Mary Gall, Crystal Charity Ball, Alexander McQueen
Lydia Novakov, Barbara Babb, Mary Gall Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Kimmy Matthews, Frances Moody, Tiffany Divis, Crystal Charity Ball, Alexander McQueen
Kimmy Matthews, Frances Moody, Tiffany Divis Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Debbie Oates, Krist Hoyl, Christie Carter, Kate Rose Marquez, Alexander McQueen, Crystal Charity 10 Best Dressed
Debbie Oates, Krist Hoyl, Christie Carter, Kate Rose Marquez Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Nini Nguyen, Jeanne Milligan, Alexander McQueen, Crystal Charity 10 Best Dressed
Nini Nguyen, Jeanne Milligan Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Bradley Agather Means, Suzanne Droese, Alexander McQueen, Crystal Charity 10 Best Dressed
Bradley Agather Means, Suzanne Droese Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Jennie Reeves, Lucy Wrubel, Erin Matthews, Crystal Charity Ball, Alexander McQueen
Charlotte Anderson, Candace Romo, Crystal Charity Ball, Alexander McQueen
Shorena Gachechiladze, Crystal Charity Ball, Alexander McQueen
Brian Bolke, Jennie Reeves, Crystal Charity Ball, Alexander McQueen
Megan Flanagan, Katy Bock, Crystal Charity Ball, Alexander McQueen
Moll Anderson, Jim Gold, Liz Radler, Catherine Bloom, Alexander McQueen, Crystal Charity Ball
Laura Reeder, Anne Reeder, Sara Reeder Belle, Beth Johnson
Susan Dell, Alexander McQueen, Crystal Charity Ball
Doris Jacobs, Teffy Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Crystal Charity Ball
Andrea Weber, Christy Abbott, Merrick Huckin, Crystal Charity Ball, Alexander McQueen
Tamara Bickel, Kim Miller, Crystal Charity Ball, Alexander McQueen
Amy Robinson, Frances Moody, Crystal Charity Ball, Alexander McQueen
Jennifer Dix, Debbie Oates, Robin McMonigle, Ruth Kupchynsky, Alexander McQueen, Crystal Charity Ball
Barbara Daseke, Laree Hulshoff, Crystal Charity Ball, Alexander McQueen
Ellen McStay, Anne Williams, Cathie Looney, Brill Garrett, Allison Dooley, Crystal Charity Ball, Alexander McQueen
Leisa Street, Angela Malone, Paige Lane, Sunie Solomon, Crystal Charity Ball, Alexander McQueen
Jane Robb, Betsy Medders, Suzanne Haney, Mary Crosland, Ellen Merriman
Lydia Novakov, Barbara Babb, Mary Gall, Crystal Charity Ball, Alexander McQueen
Kimmy Matthews, Frances Moody, Tiffany Divis, Crystal Charity Ball, Alexander McQueen
Debbie Oates, Krist Hoyl, Christie Carter, Kate Rose Marquez, Alexander McQueen, Crystal Charity 10 Best Dressed
Nini Nguyen, Jeanne Milligan, Alexander McQueen, Crystal Charity 10 Best Dressed
Bradley Agather Means, Suzanne Droese, Alexander McQueen, Crystal Charity 10 Best Dressed

New York fashion week had nothing on the scene that unfolded midday Thursday for the highly anticipated Crystal Charity Ball 10 Best Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon, held at the iconic Neiman Marcus downtown. With the smell of Peony and Blush Suede by Jo Malone in the air and the promise of unforgettable fashions to come, Dallas’ social elite gathered on the first floor of Neiman’s for champagne, white wine and lots of fashion eye candy.

Spirits were high as this year’s honorees — Tricia Besing, Nancy Carlson, Francie Moody-Dahlberg, Mary Clare Finney, DeeDee Lee, Patty Leyendecker, Lynn McBee, Pam Perella, Aileen Pratt, Christi Urschel and hall of famer Lisa Troutt — prepared to walk the runway in Alexander McQueen designed by Sarah Burton.

When the cocktail hour drew to a close, guests were escorted to a luxurious tent in the Neiman Marcus valet parking lot and took their seats at tables topped with magnificent floral arrangements by Rusty Glenn Designs. The runway show was unlike anything Dallas has ever seen, but we would expect nothing less from Burton, whom Neiman Marcus fashion director Ken Downing has dubbed "feminine on the fringe" and "fantastically memorable."

It was impossible to distinguish the Best Dressed honorees from the other guests, as everyone in attendance was runway-ready, including such notables as Moll Anderson, Jim Gold, Tamara Bickel, Charlotte Anderson, Candice Romo, Brill Garrett, Sunie Solomon, Lucy Wrubel, Erin Mathews, Barbara Daseke, Robin McMonigle, Kim Miller, Mary Crosland, Brian Bolke and Jennie Reeves.

The Crystal Charity Ball, chaired by Caren Kline, is set for Saturday, December 7, at the Hilton Anatole.