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Black gowns are white haute on Dallas' best dressed at Crystal Charity Ball 2018

Black gowns are white haute on best dressed at Crystal Charity Ball

Daniel Hunt, Toni Munoz-Hunt, Crystal Charity 2018
Daniel Hunt, Toni Munoz-Hunt in Nha Khanh Photo by WJNPHOTO
Ronny Shaul, Christe Shaul
Ronny Shaul, Christe Shaul in vintage Victor Costa Photo by WJNPHOTO
Elizabeth George, Jim Crigler
Elizabeth George, Jim Crigler Photo by WJNPHOTO
Amy Ward, Noah Ward
Amy Ward in Marchesa, Noah Ward Photo by WJNPHOTO
Greg Hext, Kim Hext
Greg Hext, Kim Hext Photo by WJNPHOTO
Nardos Iman, Awat Bereket, Crystal Charity Ball 2018
Nardos Iman in Nardos, Awat Bereket Photo by WJNPHOTO
Junior Villanueva, Maria Villanueva
Junior Villanueva, Maria Villanueva in Nardos Photo by WJNPHOTO
Ward Hunt, Ashley Hunt
Ward Hunt, Ashley Hunt in Carolina Herrera Photo by WJNPHOTO
Kevin Dahlberg, Francie Moody-Dahlberg
Kevin Dahlberg, Francie Moody-Dahlberg in Naeem Khan Photo by WJNPHOTO
Rebekah Rodriguez, Steve Skalski
Rebekah Rodriguez, Steve Skalski Photo by WJNPHOTO
Reed Gibbins, Kristen Gibbins
Reed Gibbins, Kristen Gibbins Photo by WJNPHOTO
Alvise Orsini, Mimi Sterling, Geoffroy van Raemdonck
Alvise Orsini, Mimi Sterling in Oscar de la Renta, Geoffroy Van Raemdonck Photo by WJNPHOTO
Mark Francis, Amanda Francis
Mark Francis, Amanda Francis in Carolina Herrera Photo by WJNPHOTO
Melinda Knowles, Mark Knowles
Melinda Knowles in Carolina Herrera, Mark Knowles Photo by WJNPHOTO
Charles English, Wilemia Shaw
Charles English, Wilemia Shaw Photo by WJNPHOTO
Michael Glassmoyer, Susan Glassmoyer
Michael Glassmoyer, Susan Glassmoyer in Elie Tahari Photo by WJNPHOTO
Neil Massey, Jennifer Massey
Neil Massey, Jennifer Massey in a custom gown. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Lynn McBee, Tracy Lang
Lynn McBee in Marchesa, Tracy Lang in Michael Faircloth Photo by WJNPHOTO
Chase Cooley, Bela Cooley
Chase Cooley, Bela Cooley in Vladi Duran Photo by WJNPHOTO
Lisa Cooley, Shandra Asarwi
Lisa Cooley in Patti Flowers, Shandra Asarwi in Roland Mouret Photo by WJNPHOTO
Bina Patel, Nimesh Patel
Bina Patel in Theia, Nimesh Patel Photo by WJNPHOTO
Gary Alhadef, Leesa Alhadef
Gary Alhadef, Leesa Alhadef in Andrew Gn Photo by WJNPHOTO
Key Coker, Katherine Coker
Key Coker, Katherine Coker in Monique Lhuillier Photo by WJNPHOTO
Kate Ford, Christel Crigler, Tracy Madans
Kate Ford, Christel Crigler in Rachel Zoe, Tracy Madans in Valentino Photo by WJNPHOTO
Sabrian Harrison, Field Harrison
Sabrina Harrison in vintage Halston, Field Harrison Photo by WJNPHOTO
Connie O'Neill, Kim Purnell
Connie O'Neill in Rickie Freeman for Teri Jon, Kim Purnell in Ferragamo Photo by WJNPHOTO
Jock Stafford, Maria Stafford
Jock Stafford, Maria Stafford in Valentino Photo by WJNPHOTO
Laci Bowman, Ira Bowman
Laci Bowman in Oscar de la Renta, Ira Bowman Photo by WJNPHOTO
Anne Davidson, Mark Porter
Anne Davidson in Oscar de la Renta, Mark Porter Photo by WJNPHOTO
Ian Caruth, Rosie Caruth
Ian Caruth, Rosie Caruth in BCBG Photo by WJNPHOTO
Michael Catrino, Claire Catrino
Michael Catrino, Claire Catrino in Theia Photo by WJNPHOTO
Daniel Hunt, Toni Munoz-Hunt, Crystal Charity 2018
Ronny Shaul, Christe Shaul
Elizabeth George, Jim Crigler
Amy Ward, Noah Ward
Greg Hext, Kim Hext
Nardos Iman, Awat Bereket, Crystal Charity Ball 2018
Junior Villanueva, Maria Villanueva
Ward Hunt, Ashley Hunt
Kevin Dahlberg, Francie Moody-Dahlberg
Rebekah Rodriguez, Steve Skalski
Reed Gibbins, Kristen Gibbins
Alvise Orsini, Mimi Sterling, Geoffroy van Raemdonck
Mark Francis, Amanda Francis
Melinda Knowles, Mark Knowles
Charles English, Wilemia Shaw
Michael Glassmoyer, Susan Glassmoyer
Neil Massey, Jennifer Massey
Lynn McBee, Tracy Lang
Chase Cooley, Bela Cooley
Lisa Cooley, Shandra Asarwi
Bina Patel, Nimesh Patel
Gary Alhadef, Leesa Alhadef
Key Coker, Katherine Coker
Kate Ford, Christel Crigler, Tracy Madans
Sabrian Harrison, Field Harrison
Connie O'Neill, Kim Purnell
Jock Stafford, Maria Stafford
Laci Bowman, Ira Bowman
Anne Davidson, Mark Porter
Ian Caruth, Rosie Caruth
Michael Catrino, Claire Catrino

The best-dressed women in Dallas dazzled in their glamorous gowns as they strolled, arm-in-arm, with dapper gentlemen into the Hilton Anatole Hotel for Crystal Charity Ball on December 1. The annual fete is considered not only the grand finale of the social season, raising millions of dollars for local children's charities, but also the biggest fashion moment of the year in Dallas.

The looks ranged from sleek silhouettes to billowing ball gowns for the opulent New Orleans-themed evening, officially themed “A Celebration in Nouvelle-Orléans.”

For many of the elegant attendees, black was the color of choice. But it was anything but basic. Gowns were embellished with rhinestones, metallics, ruffles, lace, tulle overlays, fur, and feathers — from necklines to trains.

Standout guests in black designs included Rebekah Rodriguez, Kristen GibbinsKate FordElizabeth George, Wilemia Shaw, and Kim HextToni Muñoz-Hunt chose Nha Khanh in black, Christe Shaul donned vintage Victor Costa, Maria Stafford rocked Valentino, Connie O'Neill chose Rickie Freeman for Teri Jon, Kim Purnell picked Ferragamo, Sabrina Harrison went with vintage Halston, Christel Crigler wore Rachel Zoe, and Leesa Alhadef donned Andrew Gn.

For every gorgeous black gown, it seemed, there was also a pop from every tone in the jewel case. Amy Ward chose an emerald green Marchesa, Katherine Coker shimmered in light pink Monique Lhuillier, and Maria Villanueva shined in an ice blue Nardos gown.

The fashionable Dallas philanthropists turned to a variety of favorite designers — both vintage and contemporary — for the occasion. Anne DavidsonMimi Sterling, and Laci Bowman chose Oscar de la Renta. Melinda KnowlesAmanda Francis, and Ashley Hunt wore Carolina Herrera. Claire Catrino and Bina Patel picked Theia.

Also dressed to impressed were Tracy Madans in Valentino, Rosie Caruth in BCBG, Lisa Cooley in Patti Flowers, Shandra Asarwi in Roland Mouret, Francie Moody-Dahlberg in Naeem Khan, Bela Cooley in Vladi Duran, Jennifer Massey in a custom gown, Susan Glassmoyer in Elie Tahari, Lynn McBee in Marchesa, Tracy Lang in Michael Faircloth, and Nardos Iman in a gorgeous gown from her eponymous design house, Nardos.

While they sipped bubbly during the cocktail reception, dined under wisteria trees in the ballroom, and danced the night away, the fashionable women of Dallas made sure to display their favorite accessories — their Southern grace, elegance, and charm.