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Dallas' best-dressed dazzle at Crystal Charity Ball with gorgeous gowns

Dallas' best-dressed dazzle at Crystal Charity Ball with grand gowns

Pam Perella, Caren Kline, Betsy Eiseman at Crystal Charity Ball 2013
Pam Perella in Monique Lhuillier; Crystal Charity Ball chair Caren Kline in Marchesa; and Betsy Eiseman in Eiseman Jewels, of course. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Pat McEvoy, crystal charity ball 2013, hilton anatole
Pat McEvoy in a Naeem Khan stunner. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Alana Brame, crystal charity ball 2013, hilton anatole
Alana Brame wore Rene Ruiz. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
elaine agather, Tori Manner, Crystal Charity Ball 2013, Hilton Anatole
Elaine Agather in Stella McCartney and Tori Mannes in David Meister. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
barbara daseke, crystal charity ball, hilton anatole
The always chic Barbara Daseke honored this year's Crystal Charity Ball designer, Alexander McQueen. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Cammie Heflin, Tavia Hunt, Kate Meyer, Heather Furniss, Crystal Charity Ball, Hilton Anatole
Cammie Heflin in Alice + Olivia, Tavia Hunt in Carolina Herrera, Kate Meyer in Michael Faircloth and Heather Furniss in couture prove there is power in numbers. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
sylvia hargrave, crystal charity ball, hilton anatole
Sylvia Hargrave was a vision in Oscar de la Renta. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Susan McSherry, Katherine Coker, crystal charity ball, hilton anatole
Susan McSherry, Katherine Coker Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
mary gill, brandy ratchford, crystal charity ball 2013, hilton anatole
Mary Gill in Carmen Marc Valvo and Brandy Ratchford in Calypso. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
lauren conway, meghann o'leary, crystal charity ball, hilton anatole
Lauren Conway's dress was as unique as it was gorgeous. Meghann O'Leary was lovely in Jane Mayle. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Lynn McBee, Michelle Lockhart, Crystal Charity Ball 2013, Hilton Anatole
Michelle Lockhart in Peggy Jennings and Lynn McBee in Badgley Mischka. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Paige Slates, Heather Hargett, Suzanne Renke, CrystaL Charity Ball 2013, Hilton Anatole
Paige Slates in Haute Hippie, Heather Hargett in Ralph Lauren and Suzanne Renke in Nicole Miller. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Reese Threadgill, Matt Patton, Crystal Charity Ball 2013, Hilton Anatole
Reese Threadgill, in vintage couture, and Matt Patton. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Elizabeth Gambrell, Susan Roberds, crystal charity 2013, hilton anatole
Elizabeth Gambrell, in Oscar de la Renta, and Susan Roberds. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Sara Martineau, Sara Lee Gardner, Paige Locke, Crystal Charity Ball 2013, Hilton Anatole
Sara Martineau, Sara Lee Gardner in Chris Kole and Paige Locke in Elizabeth Anyaa. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Pam Perella, Caren Kline, Betsy Eiseman at Crystal Charity Ball 2013
Pat McEvoy, crystal charity ball 2013, hilton anatole
Alana Brame, crystal charity ball 2013, hilton anatole
elaine agather, Tori Manner, Crystal Charity Ball 2013, Hilton Anatole
barbara daseke, crystal charity ball, hilton anatole
Cammie Heflin, Tavia Hunt, Kate Meyer, Heather Furniss, Crystal Charity Ball, Hilton Anatole
sylvia hargrave, crystal charity ball, hilton anatole
Susan McSherry, Katherine Coker, crystal charity ball, hilton anatole
mary gill, brandy ratchford, crystal charity ball 2013, hilton anatole
lauren conway, meghann o'leary, crystal charity ball, hilton anatole
Lynn McBee, Michelle Lockhart, Crystal Charity Ball 2013, Hilton Anatole
Paige Slates, Heather Hargett, Suzanne Renke, CrystaL Charity Ball 2013, Hilton Anatole
Reese Threadgill, Matt Patton, Crystal Charity Ball 2013, Hilton Anatole
Elizabeth Gambrell, Susan Roberds, crystal charity 2013, hilton anatole
Sara Martineau, Sara Lee Gardner, Paige Locke, Crystal Charity Ball 2013, Hilton Anatole

Perhaps the only topic of conversation that could compete with the weather at Crystal Charity Ball was the attire of this year's attendees. No amount of wintry mix could stop this crowd from pulling out all the stops at the most important gala of the season.

True, the Hilton Anatole was decadently decked out befitting the theme "Magnificent Manhattan," but everyone knows there's nothing more beautiful than a Dallas woman. Whether looking opulent in Oscar or vibrant in Vera, each lady came fully accessorized with a smile and, in more cases than not, a glass of champagne.

Here's a look at our favorites.