Best Dressed List

The best-dressed Dallas women resist tradition at Crystal Charity Ball

The best-dressed Dallas women resist tradition at Crystal Charity Ball

Katherine Coker, Amy Hegi, Crystal Charity Ball 2014
Amy Hegi, Katherine Coker in vintage couture Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Kim Schlegel Whitman, Justin Whitman, Crystal Charity Ball 2014
Kimberly Schlegel Whitman in Zac Posen, Justin Whitman Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
J.B. Hayes, Cary Deuber, Courtney Ridel, Crystal Charity Ball 2014
J.B. Hayes in Lublu Kira Plastinina, Cary Deuber in Roberto Cavalli, Courtney Ridel in Ricky Lira Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Robyn Conlon. Crystal Charity Ball 2014
Robyn Conlon in Patti Flowers Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Francie Moody-Dahlberg and Kevin Dahlberg, 2014 Crystal Charity Ball
Francie Moody Dahlberg in Zuhair Murad, Kevin Dahlberg Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Kristi Bare, Kim Bannish, 2014 Crystal Charity Ball
Kristi Bare and Kim Bannister, who added her own fur accents to her Alexis gown. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Cynthia Smoot, 2014 Crystal Charity Ball
Cynthia Smoot in Zac Posen Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Nardos Imam, Mackenzie Brittingham Sumrall, Crystal Charity Ball 2014
Nardos Imam and Mackenzie Brittingham Sumrall both wearing Nardos Imam. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Carrie Levering, Craig Levering, Crystal Charity Ball 2014
Carrie Levering in Michael Faircloth, Craig Levering Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Tomeka Pierce, Vince Pierce, Crystal Charity Ball
Tomeka Pierce in Monique Lhuillier, Vince Pierce Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Suzanne Anderson, Lars Anderson, Dee Dee Lee, Crystal Charity Ball 2014
Suzanne Anderson, Lars Anderson, DeeDee Lee in Isaac Mizrahi Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Katherine Coker, Amy Hegi, Crystal Charity Ball 2014
Kim Schlegel Whitman, Justin Whitman, Crystal Charity Ball 2014
J.B. Hayes, Cary Deuber, Courtney Ridel, Crystal Charity Ball 2014
Robyn Conlon. Crystal Charity Ball 2014
Francie Moody-Dahlberg and Kevin Dahlberg, 2014 Crystal Charity Ball
Kristi Bare, Kim Bannish, 2014 Crystal Charity Ball
Cynthia Smoot, 2014 Crystal Charity Ball
Nardos Imam, Mackenzie Brittingham Sumrall, Crystal Charity Ball 2014
Carrie Levering, Craig Levering, Crystal Charity Ball 2014
Tomeka Pierce, Vince Pierce, Crystal Charity Ball
Suzanne Anderson, Lars Anderson, Dee Dee Lee, Crystal Charity Ball 2014

Dallas' most fashionable female philanthropists always impress at Crystal Charity Ball, the grand finale of the fall social season and one of the most glamorous charitable events of the year.

Although we always see our fair share of classics from designers such as Oscar de la Renta, this year Zac Posen demanded the most attention. Several attendees — including Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, who has my vote for best dressed because of a red show-stopper, and Cynthia Smoot, who scored her emerald green gown at Vintage Martini — rocked designs from Posen, who says he has always infused his collections with a sense of drama.

Others chose local designers, including ball chair Robyn Conlon, who wore an embellished red gown evocative of the gala's theme, Jewels of the Garden, from fellow Crystal Charity member Patti Flowers. J.B. Hayes wore Lublu Kira Plastinina, a dress she had sent in from Russia because it's not yet available in the United States.

Nardos Imam designed her own for this very special evening; Mackenzie Brittingham Sumrall also wore a look from Imam. Speaking of doing it yourself, Kim Bannister, a vision in winter white, added her own fur accents.

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