Society Style Dallas 2018
Dress to Impress

Stylish socialites turn out for start of Dallas' fall society season

Stylish socialites turn out for start of Dallas' fall society season

Attendees at Crystal Charity Ball 10 Best Dressed Luncheon 2018
Guests turn up in their best to honor Oscar de la Renta. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Linda Paulk, Ashleigh Pogue, Aileen Pratt, Michal Powell
Linda Paulk, Ashleigh Pogue, Aileen Pratt, Michal Powell Photo by WJNPHOTO
Gianna Cerullo, Tony Munoz-Hunt
Gianna Cerullo, Tony Munoz-Hunt Photo by WJNPHOTO
Ciara Cooley, Bella Cooley
Ciara Cooley, Bella Cooley Photo by WJNPHOTO
Tavia Hunt, Christine Handy, Sarah Smith
Tavia Hunt, Christine Handy, Sarah Smith Photo by WJNPHOTO
Meredith Beebee, Pam Perella, Lauren Perella
Meredith Beebee, Pam Perella, Lauren Perella Photo by WJNPHOTO
Casey Conlon, Kevin Conlon
Casey Conlon, Kevin Conlon Photo by WJNPHOTO
Kate Reagan, Wendy Holder
Kate Reagan, Wendy Holder Photo by WJNPHOTO
Patty Leyendecker, Muffin Lemak
Patty Leyendecker, Muffin Lemak Photo by WJNPHOTO
Jennifer Wilkins, Anna George
Jennifer Wilkins, Anna George Photo by WJNPHOTO
Tia Wynne, Jonika Nix
Tia Wynne, Jonika Nix Photo by WJNPHOTO
Lynne Schott, Kate Meyer
Lynne Schott, Kate Meyer Photo by WJNPHOTO
Christi Urschel, Linda Carter
Christi Urschel, Linda Carter Photo by WJNPHOTO
Pat Harloe, Kelly Rogers, Daffan Nettle
Pat Harloe, Kelly Rogers, Daffan Nettle Photo by WJNPHOTO
Tiffany Divis, Margaret Hancock, Kim Hext
Tiffany Divis, Margaret Hancock, Kim Hext Photo by WJNPHOTO
Monica Eastin, Laura Koonsman, Dara Akdamar
Monica Eastin, Laura Koonsman, Dara Akdamar Photo by WJNPHOTO
Brooke Shelby, Sara Lee Gardner
Brooke Shelby, Sara Lee Gardner Photo by WJNPHOTO
Diane Moss, Connie Doré, Sally Berry
 Diane Moss, Connie Doré, Sally Berry Photo by WJNPHOTO
Rachel Dedman, Lisa Arpey
Rachel Dedman, Lisa Arpey Photo by WJNPHOTO
Lynn McBee, Paige Slates
Lynn McBee, Paige Slates Photo by WJNPHOTO
Elaine Pearlman, Pam Denesuk
Elaine Pearlman, Pam Denesuk Photo by WJNPHOTO
Attendees at Crystal Charity Ball 10 Best Dressed Luncheon 2018
Linda Paulk, Ashleigh Pogue, Aileen Pratt, Michal Powell
Gianna Cerullo, Tony Munoz-Hunt
Ciara Cooley, Bella Cooley
Tavia Hunt, Christine Handy, Sarah Smith
Meredith Beebee, Pam Perella, Lauren Perella
Casey Conlon, Kevin Conlon
Kate Reagan, Wendy Holder
Patty Leyendecker, Muffin Lemak
Jennifer Wilkins, Anna George
Tia Wynne, Jonika Nix
Lynne Schott, Kate Meyer
Christi Urschel, Linda Carter
Pat Harloe, Kelly Rogers, Daffan Nettle
Tiffany Divis, Margaret Hancock, Kim Hext
Monica Eastin, Laura Koonsman, Dara Akdamar
Brooke Shelby, Sara Lee Gardner
Diane Moss, Connie Doré, Sally Berry
Rachel Dedman, Lisa Arpey
Lynn McBee, Paige Slates
Elaine Pearlman, Pam Denesuk

It was TGIF at the Neiman Marcus flagship store downtown, where Dallas' most fashionable ladies and gents gathered to celebrate the end of the week and the official start of fall society season with the annual Crystal Charity Ball 10 Best Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon.

Flutes of champagne and glasses of rosé were lifted as attendees toasted this years's honorees and featured designer, Oscar de la Renta, whose 2018 resort collection was presented in a fashion show following the cocktail hour. Attendees could stop and shop at a mini boutique set up right outside the fashion show (though several were already wearing the designer's latest couture).

Former Hall of Fame honoree and longtime Crystal Charity advocate Norma Hunt served as this year's honorary chairman — only the sixth time in the luncheon's 44-year history where that position has been made available. Hun joins previous honorary chairmen Margaret Hill (1995), Gene Jones (2001), Nancy Dedman (2009), Annette Simmons (2011), and Ruth Altshuler (2015). Robyn Conlon was the recipient of this year's Hall of Fame award.

2018's 10 best dressed — Anita Arnold, Delilah Boyd, Lisa Cooley, Jennifer Dix, Tucker Enthoven, Cate Ford, Cara French, Amy Hegi, Kimberly Whitman, and Piper Wyatt — mingled before the luncheon and admired de la Renta's latest formal looks, which were also displayed on models perched around the beauty department.

The luncheon recognizes women who not only have a serious sense of style, but who are also deeply committed to their community. The highly anticipated — and sold out — affair is one of the many glittering events hosted by the independent nonprofit, which raises funds to aid, support, and make contributions to Dallas children's charities. The season's grand finale, the Crystal Charity Ball (chaired this year by Claire Emanuelson) will be held on December 1 at the Hilton Anatole.

Since 1952, the CCB ladies have provided more than $143 million for more than 100 children's charities.

Charity selection chair Patty Leyendecker recently announced the eight nonprofits that will be the recipients of — yes, this number is real — $6,501,105. They are: After-School All-Stars North Texas ($592,140), Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts ($766,190), Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas ($600,591), Buckner Children and Family Services Inc. ($1,125,435), Friends of the Dallas Public Library ($752,454), Mosaic Family Services ($666,612), Nexus Recovery Center ($747,681), and Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, Inc. ($1,250,000).