10 Best Dressed

Dallas socialites dress to impress at annual charity luncheon

Dallas socialites dress to impress at annual charity luncheon

Jessica Nowitzki, Catherine Rose
Jessica Nowitzki, Catherine Rose Photo by WJNPHOTO
Zac Posen, Jim Gold
Zac Posen, Jim Gold Photo by WJNPHOTO
Norma Hunt, Toni Munoz-Hunt
Norma Hunt, Toni Munoz-Hunt Photo by WJNPHOTO
Bella Cooley, Becky Bowen
Bella Cooley, Becky Bowen Photo by WJNPHOTO
Shelby Wagner, Morgan Niven
Shelby Wagner, Morgan Niven Photo by WJNPHOTO
Jessica Johnson, Michelle Newsome
Jessica Johnson, Michelle Newsome Photo by WJNPHOTO
Tavia Hunt, Christine Handy
Tavia Hunt, Christine Handy Photo by WJNPHOTO
Crystal Charity 10 Best Dressed luncheon 2017
Neiman Marcus' beauty department was packed full of stylish attendees. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Erin Morgan, Natalie Perry, Christina Gray
Erin Morgan, Natalie Perry, Christina Gray Photo by WJNPHOTO
Jan Showers, Sharon Young
Jan Showers, Sharon Young Photo by WJNPHOTO
Laura Koonsman, Michelle Lockhart
Laura Koonsman, Michelle Lockhart Photo by WJNPHOTO
Mary Beth Conlon, Robyn Conlon, Megan Conlon
Mary Beth Conlon, Robyn Conlon, Megan Conlon Photo by WJNPHOTO
Meredith Bebee, Hilary Reeder
Meredith Bebee, Hilary Reeder Photo by WJNPHOTO
Diane Brouillard, Rebecca Whitaker
Diane Brouillard, Rebecca Whitaker Photo by WJNPHOTO
Carmine Godwin, Mary Anne Smiley, Carolyn McCutchin
Carmine Godwin, Mary Anne Smiley, Carolyn McCutchin Photo by WJNPHOTO
Catherine Awtrey, Diane Byrd
Catherine Awtrey, Diane Byrd Photo by WJNPHOTO
Kimberly Whitman
Kimberly Whitman Photo by WJNPHOTO
Lisa Singleton, Cheryl Joyner, Kim Quinn
Lisa Singleton, Cheryl Joyner, Kim Quinn Photo by WJNPHOTO
Sara Lee Gardner, Susan Palma, Debra Ropp
Sara Lee Gardner, Susan Palma, Debra Ropp Photo by WJNPHOTO
Carole Ann Brown, Mimi Sterling, Teresa Palermo
Carole Ann Brown, Mimi Sterling, Teresa Palermo Photo by WJNPHOTO
Mary Williams, Sarah Brown
Mary Williams, Sarah Brown Photo by WJNPHOTO
Beth Layton, Laura Downing, Libby Allred
Beth Layton, Laura Downing, Libby Allred Photo by WJNPHOTO
Jessica Nowitzki, Catherine Rose
Zac Posen, Jim Gold
Norma Hunt, Toni Munoz-Hunt
Bella Cooley, Becky Bowen
Shelby Wagner, Morgan Niven
Jessica Johnson, Michelle Newsome
Tavia Hunt, Christine Handy
Crystal Charity 10 Best Dressed luncheon 2017
Erin Morgan, Natalie Perry, Christina Gray
Jan Showers, Sharon Young
Laura Koonsman, Michelle Lockhart
Mary Beth Conlon, Robyn Conlon, Megan Conlon
Meredith Bebee, Hilary Reeder
Diane Brouillard, Rebecca Whitaker
Carmine Godwin, Mary Anne Smiley, Carolyn McCutchin
Catherine Awtrey, Diane Byrd
Kimberly Whitman
Lisa Singleton, Cheryl Joyner, Kim Quinn
Sara Lee Gardner, Susan Palma, Debra Ropp
Carole Ann Brown, Mimi Sterling, Teresa Palermo
Mary Williams, Sarah Brown
Beth Layton, Laura Downing, Libby Allred

At the Neiman Marcus flagship store in downtown Dallas, fashionable philanthropists welcomed the fall social season with the annual Crystal Charity Ball 10 Best Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon.

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 by Pam Perella), will be held on December 2 at the Hilton Anatole.

But on this warm September morning, giving-minded men and women donned their stylish best and headed to the luncheon, which was planned with precision by chair ​Christi Urschel. After an hour or so of sipping Champagne in the beauty department, guests were whisked upstairs to enjoy the meal and a fashion show by special guest, designer Zac Posen.

The opening of neighbor Forty Five Ten necessitated moving the luncheon from its past spot in a chichi tent on the Neiman Marcus parking lot into the department store itself. That extra shot of air conditioning made it even easier for attendees to honor this year's 10 Best Dressed nominees: Anita Arnold, Delilah Boyd, Katherine Coker, Janie Condon, Lisa Cooley, Tucker Enthoven, Pat Harloe, Julie Hawes, Amy Hegi, and Piper Wyatt.

2016 Hall of Fame honoree Charlotte Jones Anderson also received a round of applause from the crowd, which included her mother, 2012 Hall of Fame honoree Gene Jones. It was the first time in the event's history that a mother and daughter had each been inducted.

Also spotted among the attendees were Jan Showers, Morgan Niven, Jessica Nowitzki, Bella Cooley, CultureMap lifestyle editor-at-large Kimberly Whitman, Norma HuntToni Muñoz-Hunt, Hilary Reeder, and Barbara Daseke.