Just when you thought Dallas was coming out of its Chanel haze, Brian Bolke, along with Farfetch and Atelier Swarovski, stirred things up again with "Bonjour Ya'll — A Dallas Salute to Paris" at McKinney Avenue house of style Forty Five Ten.
The in-store holiday event attracted so many fashion A-listers, we had to wonder how they all squeezed into one store: Joseph Altuzarra, Edward Bess, Eddie Borgo, Greg Chait of the Elder Statesman, Carlos Huber of Arquiste, Alejandro Ingelmo, Elisabeth Weinstock, Shelley Callaghan and Susanne Pruitt of Antica Farmacista. Each of them eagerly saluted Dallas as one of the most fashionable cities on the map.
Other VIP guests included Erin Wasson, Leigh Lezark, Cameron Silver, Nasiba Adilova and Miroslava Duma, Jacqueline and Maxwell L. Anderson, and the always-stunning Anne Hathaway, who was there to support husband Adam Shulman of James Banks. A couple that travels to Dallas together, stays together. Sounds right to me, anyway.
The store was fabulously decked out as only Todd Fiscus can do it — replete with Swarovski crystal Christmas tree — and the food by Cassandra Fine Catering suited a Paris-Texas collaborative celebration: caviar on potato chip spoons, mini sweet Texas pecan pie macaroons and duck confit nachos. Perrier Jouet provided a champagne bar, and a mixologist from The Joule shook up specialty cocktails such as a Grapefruit Rickey.
If there's an exclusive party that needs a DJ, do you even have to ask who was spinning tunes? It was Lucy Wrubel, of course, who rocked the house from the moment the doors opened until the crowd headed to the after-party in the penthouses at The Joule hotel downtown.
Speaking of the after-party, the intimate and ultra-exclusive soiree, hosted by The Joule, Forty Five Ten and Wasson, was just the right place to keep mixing and mingling while enjoying more decadent treats and music by The Misshapes.
All in all, this week may have sent us to fashion heaven. Now we can cross a few things off our bucket lists.