Best Dressed in Dallas

The 20 most fabulous looks from the 2013 Dallas social scene

Susan Dell, Alexander McQueen, Crystal Charity Ball
Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Brian Bolke, Faisal Halum, TWO X TWO
Photo by George Fiala
Ariel Saldivar at Bespoke at Dallas Contemporary
Photo by Jerry McClure
Kira Plastinina, LUBLU
Photo by Jason Acton
Brittanie Oleniczak, Jason Oleniczak
Photo by Bruno
Jamie O’Banion
Photo courtesy of Rag & Bone
Ron Corning, Stacey Girard, Celebrity Waiter Luncheon, The Joule
Photo by Robert Bostick
Clint Carlson, Nancy Carlson, TACA Auction Gala
Photo by Dana Driensky
Barbara Daseke, Don Daseke, DSO
Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Kit Chambers, Rhonda Sargent Chambers, fgi dalas night of stars gala
Photo by FGI Dallas Staff Photographer
Shelby Wagner and Niven Morgan, TACA Auction Gala
Photo by Dana Driensky
Key Coker, Katherine Coker, Dallas Opera
Photo by William Neal
Ceron, Todd Fiscus at Chanel Metiers d'Art in Dallas
Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Bradley Agather Means, Alexandra Williamson, Forty Five Ten, Bonjour Yall
Photo by Dana and Daniel Driensky
Florian Oger, Renee Rouleau, Dallas contemporary alive for 35
Photo by Daniel Driensky
Pat McEvoy, crystal charity ball 2013, hilton anatole
Photo by Sylvia Elzafon

We can always count on the Dallas social set to pull out all the stops, style-wise, before painting the town. These are some of our favorite looks from the most fashionable and philanthropic events of 2013.


Vivian Lombardi at House of DIFFA

Marie Antoinette-inspired fashions and burlesque dancers couldn't distract us from the beauty of Vivian Lombardi (pictured here with her restaurateur husband, Alberto) at Dallas' most over-the-top fundraising gala. 

Jennifer Karol at Untitled: Art Ball 2013

Although co-chair Catherine Rose is simply stunning in a classic red gown, we are still obsessed with co-chair Jennifer Karol's metallic dress with plunging neckline that leaves just enough to the imagination.

Susan Dell at Crystal Charity Ball's 10 Best Dressed Luncheon and Fashion Show

In a sea of Alexander McQueen, Dell stood out in this playful, patterned frock, which gave the 10 best dressed nominees a run for their money.

Brian Bolke at Two x Two for AIDS and Art

This fashion visionary (pictured here with Faisal Halum) is anything but conservative when it comes to clothes. We got a jolt from the suit he wore to this year's Two x Two.

Ariel Saldivar at Bespoke

This is not your basic little black dress, and that's precisely why we love it. Saldivar called her look — a vintage Jean-Paul Gaultier silk and patent leather frock paired with Walter Steiger heels —  "punk rock with a little bit of dominatrix in there."

Kira Plastinina at LUBLU grand opening

This young designer was the belle of her own ball when Lublu opened its fashionable doors at the Plaza at Preston Center. In this exquisite white gown, Plastinina showed everyone that she's as hot as her designs.

Brittanie Oleniczak at Dior grand opening

DIFFA darling Brittanie Oleniczak (pictured here with husband Jason) knows how to stand out in a stylish crowd. With her hair piled high on her head, the brunette bombshell said to heck with dresses and hello to heels and a sleek pant suit for the opening of Dior in Highland Park Village.

Jamie O'Banion at Rag & Bone

O'Banion sported head-to-toe Rag & Bone for an event at the new Highland Park Village location. She even brought her kiddos along to prove that she is the hottest mama in Big D. 

Stacey Girard at Celebrity Waiter Luncheon

Thanks to this sexy electric orange number by Victoria Beckham, Girard (pictured here with Ron Corning) stole the spotlight from the high-profile waitstaff at the Celebrity Waiter Luncheon. 

Laura Noble at Untitled: Art Ball 2013

Noble (pictured here with Molly Cox) got a nod for this short Dior stunner in our recap of the lust-worthy gowns of this year's Art Ball. The poised young socialite knows just what to wear on any occasion.

Sheryl Maas at Dallas Art Fair preview gala

This lady about town (pictured here with husband Eric and John Runyon) always shows up impeccably dressed, but we never forgot how she rocked this cropped leather top during the sneak peek gala for the fifth annual Dallas Art Fair at Fashion Industry Gallery.

Nancy Carlson at TACA Auction Gala

A fixture on the Dallas philanthropy scene, Nancy Carlson (pictured here with husband Clint) always manages to stand out. For the TACA Auction Gala she did it three ways: with a short, flirty skirt; bold red color choice; and dynamite heels.

Barbara Daseke at Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala

Barbara and Don Daseke remain one of Dallas' most well-dressed couples. But we have to single out Barbara for the simple yet sensational number with bold fuchsia skirt she wore to the DSO gala.

Rhonda Sargent Chambers at FGI Night of Stars Gala

Sheer but not revealing. Contemporary yet classic. Bold red handbag. Rhonda Sargent Chambers (pictured here with husband Kit) dressed the part for the annual Dallas gala honoring the stars of the fashion industry.

Shelby Wagner and Niven Morgan at TACA Auction Gala

How can we choose between these two elegantly dressed gentlemen? Both remind us all that one can never go wrong with a classic black tux — especially for an affair at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.

Katherine Coker at Dallas Opera First Night

Our lady in red is Katherine Coker (pictured here with husband Key) in this exquisite trumpet gown that hugged her in all the right places. This look was worthy of the red carpet at the opening-night gala for the Dallas Opera.

Ceron and Todd Fiscus at Chanel Metiers d'Art

Does this picture even need a caption? These dapper gents exude pure fabulousness. Ceron went for a more modern look, while Fiscus kept it classic as they posed for the cameras at Karl Lagerfeld's fashion spectacle at Fair Park.

Bradley Agather Means at Bonjour Ya'll

This stylesetter (center) always makes a splash on the scene. Means (pictured here with Kimberly Whitman and Alexandra Williamson) put on her Calypso St. Barth party pants and Tasha Tarno vest for this fashion fete at Forty Five Ten, one of the many festivities surrounding the Chanel Metiers d'Art.

Renee Rouleau at Alive for 35

The skincare guru (pictured here with Florian Oger) stepped out in an abstract top, skinny black pants, and fabulous and funky neon kicks for the 35th anniversary party for the Dallas Contemporary. She fit right in with the art. 

Pat McEvoy at Crystal Charity Ball

McEvoy was a vision in white with this Naeem Khan gown at this year's Manhattan-themed Crystal Charity Ball. A chic cropped white coat kept her warm in the ice storm.