A Fashionable Fête

Only a sexy opening soiree would do for Dallas fashion temple Forty Five Ten on Main

Only a sexy opening soiree would do for downtown Dallas fashion temple

Dita Von Teese
Dita Von Teese Photo by Kevin Tachman
Brian Bolke, Ippolita Rostagno
Brian Bolke, Ippolita Rostagno Photo by Kevin Tachman
Taylor Tomasi Hill, Selima Salaun, Anne-Marie Mee
Taylor Tomasi Hill, Selima Salaun, Anne-Marie Mee Photo by Kevin Tachman
John Gustafson, Jessica Nowitzki, Anais Assoun, Rob Dailey
John Gustafson, Jessica Nowitzki, Anais Assoun, Rob Dailey Photo by Kevin Tachman
Erin Wasson
Erin Wasson Photo by Kevin Tachman
Brooklyn Decker, Nasiba Adilova
Brooklyn Decker, Nasiba Adilova Photo by Kevin Tachman
Charlotte Jones Anderson
Charlotte Jones Anderson Photo by Danielle Sabol
Tom Karol, Jennifer Karol
Tom Karol, Jennifer Karol Photo by Bruno
Brooke Davenport, Caroline Summers, Nancy Rogers
Brooke Davenport, Caroline Summers, Nancy Rogers Photo by Bruno
Bill Hutchinson, Tim Headington
Bill Hutchinson, Tim Headington Photo by Bruno
Katherine Perot Reeves, Jenny Kirtland, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman
Katherine Perot Reeves, Jenny Kirtland, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman Photo by Kevin Tachman
Ken Fulk, Christen Wilson
Ken Fulk, Christen Wilson Photo by Kevin Tachman
Jack McCollough, Cindy Rachofsky, Laura Cunningham, Lazaro Hernandez
Jack McCollough, Cindy Rachofsky, Laura Cunningham, Lazaro Hernandez Photo by Kevin Tachman
Lynn McBee, Allan McBee
Lynn McBee, Allan McBee Photo by Kevin Tachman
Shelby Wagner, Niven Morgan
Shelby Wagner, Niven Morgan Photo by Bruno
Nathan Halsey, Kristin Halsey
Nathan Halsey, Kristin Halsey Photo by Kevin Tachman
Todd Fiscus, Lucy Wrubel, Ceron
Todd Fiscus, Lucy Wrubel, Ceron Photo by Kevin Tachman
Muffin Lemak, Shelle Sills, DeeDee Lee
Muffin Lemak, Shelle Sills, DeeDee Lee Photo by Kevin Tachman
Dwight Emanuelson, Claire Emanuelson
Dwight Emanuelson, Claire Emanuelson Photo by Kevin Tachman
Howard Rachofsky, Susan Kaminski, Bob Kaminski
Howard Rachofsky, Susan Kaminski, Bob Kaminski Photo by Rhi Lee
Sam Saladino, Susan Posnick, Douglas Little
Sam Saladino, Susan Posnick, Douglas Little Photo by Rhi Lee
Kenny Goss, Joyce Goss
Kenny Goss, Joyce Goss Photo by Rhi Lee
Forty Five Ten on Main opening gala
Everyone dressed to impress at the Forty Five Ten on Main opening gala. Photo by Danielle Sabol
Forty Five Ten on Main opening gala
Attire was "eccentric" at the Forty Five Ten on Main opening gala. Photo by Danielle Sabol
Bradley Agather Means, Elaine Agather, Lorene Agather
Bradley Agather Means, Elaine Agather, Lorene Agather Photo by Bruno
Forty Five Ten on Main opening gala
Every floor had a unique theme. Photo by Rhi Lee
Edward Bess, Hanako Naeda, Daisy Lin
Edward Bess, Hanako Naeda, Daisy Lin Photo by Kevin Tachman
Nick Wooster
Nick Wooster Photo by Kevin Tachman
Capera Ryan, Deborah Ryan
Capera Ryan, Deborah Ryan Photo by Bruno
Clint Carlson, Nancy Carlson
Clint Carlson, Nancy Carlson Photo by Bruno
Joan Doering, Cassie MacGregor
Joan Doering, Cassie MacGregor Photo by Bruno
Dita Von Teese
Brian Bolke, Ippolita Rostagno
Taylor Tomasi Hill, Selima Salaun, Anne-Marie Mee
John Gustafson, Jessica Nowitzki, Anais Assoun, Rob Dailey
Erin Wasson
Brooklyn Decker, Nasiba Adilova
Charlotte Jones Anderson
Tom Karol, Jennifer Karol
Brooke Davenport, Caroline Summers, Nancy Rogers
Bill Hutchinson, Tim Headington
Katherine Perot Reeves, Jenny Kirtland, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman
Ken Fulk, Christen Wilson
Jack McCollough, Cindy Rachofsky, Laura Cunningham, Lazaro Hernandez
Lynn McBee, Allan McBee
Shelby Wagner, Niven Morgan
Nathan Halsey, Kristin Halsey
Todd Fiscus, Lucy Wrubel, Ceron
Muffin Lemak, Shelle Sills, DeeDee Lee
Dwight Emanuelson, Claire Emanuelson
Howard Rachofsky, Susan Kaminski, Bob Kaminski
Sam Saladino, Susan Posnick, Douglas Little
Kenny Goss, Joyce Goss
Forty Five Ten on Main opening gala
Forty Five Ten on Main opening gala
Bradley Agather Means, Elaine Agather, Lorene Agather
Forty Five Ten on Main opening gala
Edward Bess, Hanako Naeda, Daisy Lin
Nick Wooster
Capera Ryan, Deborah Ryan
Clint Carlson, Nancy Carlson
Joan Doering, Cassie MacGregor

After years of anticipation, Forty Five Ten on Main finally opened in downtown Dallas, so a grand opening party was in order. And it was just as seductive, glamorous, and eccentric as we imagined it would be.

However, we’re not just talking about pin-up darling Dita Von Teese, who rivaled Forty Five Ten co-founder Brian Bolke and The Joule’s Tim Headington for most-sought after face of the evening.

Appropriately themed “The Eccentrics,” Forty Five Ten on Main’s introductory soiree was one for the history books. Despite the chilly temperatures, fashion icons and industry leaders Iris Apfel, Ippolita Rostagno, Brooklyn Decker, Erin Wasson, Chandra North, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, and blogger Leandra Medine of Man Repeller, traveled from around the globe to attend the event hosted by Bolke and Headington on December 9.

The colorful crowd — including Forty Five Ten fashion directors Taylor Tomasi Hill and Nick Wooster, Ceron, Bradley Agather Means, Jessica Nowitzki, Ken Fulk, and Jennifer and Tom Karol  embraced the whimsical theme, donning everything from beaded blazers and top hats to feathered frocks and full sequined gowns.

Upon arrival, they were greeted with Dom Pérignon and caviar and encouraged to explore the carefully curated retailer and its four floors of designer ready-to-wear, home décor, beauty essentials, and jewelry. In keeping with the party’s theme, each floor projected its own personality, complemented by the store’s unique offerings.

The brave souls who climbed the staircase to the second floor enjoyed Middle Eastern fare like baklava and tandoori pop tarts. Others opted for a short elevator ride to the third floor and were delighted by drinkable perfumes — a cocktail laboratory concocted by perfumer Douglas Little, who created custom-infused glasses of Belvedere Vodka inspired by his signature fragrances.

The intimate fourth-story-turned-lounge was all abuzz, with star-struck fashionistas vying for photos with style icon Apfel — who, at 95 years old, still has it and then some.

Mirador, a new restaurant concept operated by The Joule, soon will take over this cozy space. Junior Borges, the hotel’s executive chef, catered all the party cuisine, including two raw bars complete with sushi rolls, sashimi, lobster rolls, and broiled shrimp. Sake kept everyone warm as guests made their way to the outdoor terrace for a glimpse of the downtown city lights.

Shortly after 10 pm, partygoers grabbed their coats and hurried across Main Street for After Eccentrics — the official after party hosted at The Terrace at The Joule. Lines formed at the bars as the crowd anxiously waited for lady of the hour Dita Von Teese to make her debut.

A show-stopping performance by the queen of burlesque was met with a standing ovation. Moments later, she appeared in a stunning red gown and greeted her fans as DJ Lucy Wrubel spun her famous tunes. Gourmet pizzas, courtesy of Americano, were passed around to keep everyone fueled for dancing.

After the after party, movers and shakers shimmied down to Midnight Rambler for the Last of the Eccentrics hosted by Wasson and Farfetch, where the merrymaking continued into the wee hours of the morning.