Starry Night

Fashion enthusiasts reach for the stars at fabulous FGI Dallas gala

Fashion enthusiasts reach for the stars at fabulous FGI Dallas gala

Kay Unger, Billy Reid, fgi dallas night of stars
Kay Unger, Billy Reid Photo by FGI Dallas Staff Photographer
Chuck Steelman, Katy Messersmith, FGI Dallas Night of Stars Gala
Chuck Steelman, Katy Messersmith Photo by FGI Dallas Staff Photographer
Amy Power, FGI Dallas Board Member, Renee Rouleau, fgi dallas night of stars
Amy Power, Renee Rouleau Photo by FGI Dallas Staff Photographer
LeeAnne Locken, Jan Strimple, Heidi Dillon, fgi dallas night of stars gala
LeeAnne Locken, Jan Strimple, Heidi Dillon Photo by FGI Dallas Staff Photographer
Kit Chambers, Rhonda Sargent Chambers, fgi dalas night of stars gala
Kit Chambers, Rhonda Sargent Chambers Photo by FGI Dallas Staff Photographer
 Holly Pellham Davis, Stubbs Davis, fgi dallas night of stars gala
Holly Pellham Davis, Stubbs Davis Photo by FGI Dallas Staff Photographer
hamilton sneed, fgi dallas night of stars gala
Hamilton Sneed Photo by FGI Dallas Staff Photographer
Brian Geyer, Shay Geyer, Rising Star Honoree for Interior Design
Brian Geyer, Shay Geyer Photo by FGI Dallas Staff Photographer
Courtney Kerr, Emcee fgi dallas night of stars gala
Courtney Kerr Photo by FGI Dallas Staff Photographer
Holly Hmielewski, Shelly Musselman Design Award Scholarship winner, Dera Enochson, Mei-Chun Jau, Rising Star Honoree for Photography, Susie Straubmueller, Shay Geyer, Elizabeth Anyaa, Rising Star Honoree for Fashion
Holly Hmielewski, Shelly Musselman, Dera Enochson, Mei Chun Jau, Susie Straubmueller, Shay Geyer, Elizabeth Anyaa Photo by FGI Dallas Staff Photographer
Kay Unger, Billy Reid, fgi dallas night of stars
Chuck Steelman, Katy Messersmith, FGI Dallas Night of Stars Gala
Amy Power, FGI Dallas Board Member, Renee Rouleau, fgi dallas night of stars
LeeAnne Locken, Jan Strimple, Heidi Dillon, fgi dallas night of stars gala
Kit Chambers, Rhonda Sargent Chambers, fgi dalas night of stars gala
 Holly Pellham Davis, Stubbs Davis, fgi dallas night of stars gala
hamilton sneed, fgi dallas night of stars gala
Brian Geyer, Shay Geyer, Rising Star Honoree for Interior Design
Courtney Kerr, Emcee fgi dallas night of stars gala
Holly Hmielewski, Shelly Musselman Design Award Scholarship winner, Dera Enochson, Mei-Chun Jau, Rising Star Honoree for Photography, Susie Straubmueller, Shay Geyer, Elizabeth Anyaa, Rising Star Honoree for Fashion

Flocks of fashion enthusiasts filled Dallas Market Center for Fashion Group International's annual Fashion and Lifestyle Awards. The sold-out Night of Stars gala, chaired by Chuck Steelman and Katy Messersmith, highlighted the who's who in the world of fashion and design.

Heeding the black and white theme, dressed-to-impress guests — including Renee Rouleau, Amy Power, Holly Pellham and Stubbs Davis, Heidi Dillon, and Shona Gilbert enjoyed a lengthy cocktail reception, where they chatted with this year's "fashion police," including LeeAnne Locken, Cynthia Smoot, Hamilton Sneed, Rhonda Sargent Chambers, Tre Wilcox and Jim Duran.

Bravo's new Dallas darling, Courtney Kerr, emceed the awards ceremony, where Kay Unger was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Billy Reid received the Career Achievement Award in Fashion. Both designers demonstrate what creative, hardworking people can accomplish in the fashion industry.

The following Rising Stars also were honored:

• Fashion: Elizabeth Anyaa
• Interior Design: Shay Geyer
• Accessories: Susie Straubmueller
• Photography: Mei-Chun Jau
• Beauty: Dera Enochson

FGI comprises more than 6,000 members and provides a high-profile forum to promote the fashion business by hosting events that educate and facilitate the exchange of ideas by giving back to the community.