10 Best Dressed

Socialites redefine best dressed at Dallas' most famed fashion fête

Socialites redefine best dressed at Dallas' most famed fashion fête

Tucker Enthoven, Elaine Pearlman, Caren Kline, Pam Denesuk
Tucker Enthoven, Elaine Pearlman, Caren Kline, and Pam Denesuk in Oscar de la Renta.
Billie Leigh rippey
Billie Leigh Rippey Photo by Desiree Espada
Candice Romo, Brill Garrett, Michelle Witten
Candice Romo, Brill Garrett, Michelle Witten
Windy Koehler, Cindy Feld, Virginia Miteff, Susie Durend, Lynn Mock, Carol Walsh, Cindy Kypreos
Windy Koehler, Cindy Feld, Virginia Miteff, Susie Durend, Lynn Mock, Carol Walsh, Cindy Kypreos Photo by Desiree Espada
Nini Nguyen
Nini Nguyen in Margiela. Photo by Desiree Espada
Cami Goff, Joan Schnitzer-Levy
Cami Goff, Joan Schnitzer-Levy Photo by Desiree Espada
Barbara Daseke
Barbara Daseke in Zac Posen. Photo by Desiree Espada
Frances Moody, Kimmy Matthews
Kimmy Mathews, Frances Moody Photo by Desiree Espada
Maggie Cooke Kipp, Katy Bock
Maggie Cooke Kipp, Katy Bock Photo by Desiree Espada
Erin Mathews
Erin Mathews in Alexander McQueen. Photo by Desiree Espada
Doris Jacobs, Chuck Steelman
Doris Jacobs, Chuck Steelman Photo by Desiree Espada
Tanya Foster
Tanya Foster in vintage Oscar de la Renta. Photo by Desiree Espada
Sonia Black, Leisa Street, Lynn McBee
Sonia Black, Leisa Street, Lynn McBee Photo by Desiree Espada
Michaela Dyer in Oscar de la Renta, Ann Dyer, Teri Bumgarner
Michaela Dyer, Ann Dyer, Teri Bumgarner Photo by Desiree Espada
Oscar de la renta
Oscar de la Renta was the featured designer at the Crystal Charity Ball 10 Best Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon. Photo by Desiree Espada
Crystal Charity Best Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon
A fashionable guest walks into the Crystal Charity Ball 10 Best Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon. Photo by Desiree Espada
Crystal Charity Best Dressed 2015
A guest shows off her arm candy at the Crystal Charity Ball 10 Best Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon Photo by Desiree Espada
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Models gather outside in their comfy clothes before the Oscar de la Renta fashion presentation. Photo by Desiree Espada
Tucker Enthoven, Elaine Pearlman, Caren Kline, Pam Denesuk
Billie Leigh rippey
Candice Romo, Brill Garrett, Michelle Witten
Windy Koehler, Cindy Feld, Virginia Miteff, Susie Durend, Lynn Mock, Carol Walsh, Cindy Kypreos
Nini Nguyen
Cami Goff, Joan Schnitzer-Levy
Barbara Daseke
Frances Moody, Kimmy Matthews
Maggie Cooke Kipp, Katy Bock
Erin Mathews
Doris Jacobs, Chuck Steelman
Tanya Foster
Sonia Black, Leisa Street, Lynn McBee
Michaela Dyer in Oscar de la Renta, Ann Dyer, Teri Bumgarner
Oscar de la renta
Crystal Charity Best Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon
Crystal Charity Best Dressed 2015
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For all of its change, Dallas holds onto its cherished traditions. For the city's leading female philanthropists, one of those traditions also happens to kick off the fall social season.

When the clock struck 10:30 am on September 18, the red carpet rolled out at the Neiman Marcus downtown flagship for the 42nd annual Crystal Charity Ball 10 Best Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon. Glamorous guests arrived to an elegant champagne reception in the store's lower level. With each click of a heel and pop of a champagne cork, another lovely lady made her way up the stairs to mingle before the festivities began.

A few attendees even paid special attention to this year's featured designer, Oscar de la Renta, and wore outfits from the past and present. We adored the floral prints worn by Michaela Dyer, Tucker Enthoven, and Pam Denesuk. And who can resist a lady in red? Tanya Foster rocked the room in a vintage design.

When the champagne well ran dry, attendees — including Maggie Cooke Kipp, Lynn McBee, Katy Bock, Barbara Daseke, Candice Romo, Debbie Oates, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Brill Garrett, Michelle Witten, Caren Kline, Victoria Snee, Cami Goff, and Joan Schnitzer-Levy — glided into the lavish tent housing this year's main event. We spotted Gene Jones, Charlotte Jones Anderson, Capera Ryan, and Nancy Carlson being whisked inside just moments before the official start.

Once inside, luncheon chair Mary Clare Finney welcomed Oscar de la Renta creative director Peter Copping, who dressed the 10 Best Dressed in the 2016 resort collection. This year's nominees included Katherine Coker, Janie Condon, Heather Esping, Margaret Hancock, Pat Harloe, Julie Hawes, Ashley Hunt, Francie Moody-Dahlberg, Patty Leyendecker, and Christi Urschel. The luncheon also celebrated hall of fame honoree Sarah Perot and honorary chairman Ruth Altshuler.

With everyone so impeccably dressed, we couldn't help but wonder who will wear Oscar to the Crystal Charity Ball, which takes place December 5 at the Hilton Anatole. We'll see you there for an evening of celestial radiance.