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Dallas socialites dress to impress at Crystal Charity luncheon and fashion show

Dallas socialites dress to impress at Crystal Charity luncheon

Tavia Hunt, Gracie Hunt, Christine Handy
Tavia Hunt, Gracie Hunt, and Christine Handy. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Tim Adair, Janie Condon, Pam Denesuk
Tim Adair, Janie Condon, and Pam Denesuk. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Jordan Ramirez, Jamie Powell
Jordan Ramirez and Jamie Powell. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Toni Munoz-Hunt, Gianna Cerullo
Toni Munoz-Hunt and Gianna Cerullo. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Barbara Daseke, Kim Hext
Barbara Daseke and Kim Hext. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Ciara Cooley, Bianca Allison
Ciara Cooley and Bianca Allison. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Susan Glassmoyer, Victoria Snee, Lindsay Ballotta
Susan Glassmoyer, Victoria Snee, and Lindsay Ballotta. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Meka Morris, Jennifer Bawanan-Svoboda, Hayes Luger
Meka Morris, Jennifer Bawanan-Svoboda, and Hayes Luger. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Lorena Kieser, Sarah Shrewsbury
Lorena Kieser and Sarah Shrewsbury. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Lynn McBee, Capera Ryan, Maxine Trowbridge
Lynn McBee, Capera Ryan, and Maxine Trowbridge. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Cheryl Joyner, Connie O’Neill, Linda Paulk
Cheryl Joyner, Connie O’Neill, and Linda Paulk. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Shelby Wagner, Niven Morgan
Shelby Wagner and Niven Morgan. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Pat Harlowe, Janie Condon, Katherine Coker
Pat Harlowe, Janie Condon, and Katherine Coker. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Sofia Sugasti, Claudia Fernandez
Sofia Sugasti and Claudia Fernandez. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Selby Harrison,  Becky Groderson, Stephanie Oliver
Selby Harrison, Becky Groderson, and Stephanie Oliver. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Deborah Scott, Libby Ornani
Deborah Scott and Libby Ornani. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Carrie Becker, Dee Dee Hoak
Carrie Becker and Dee Dee Hoak. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Linda Spina, Carole Ann Brown
Linda Spina and Carole Ann Brown. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Tavia Hunt, Gracie Hunt, Christine Handy
Tim Adair, Janie Condon, Pam Denesuk
Jordan Ramirez, Jamie Powell
Toni Munoz-Hunt, Gianna Cerullo
Barbara Daseke, Kim Hext
Ciara Cooley, Bianca Allison
Susan Glassmoyer, Victoria Snee, Lindsay Ballotta
Meka Morris, Jennifer Bawanan-Svoboda, Hayes Luger
Lorena Kieser, Sarah Shrewsbury
Lynn McBee, Capera Ryan, Maxine Trowbridge
Cheryl Joyner, Connie O’Neill, Linda Paulk
Shelby Wagner, Niven Morgan
Pat Harlowe, Janie Condon, Katherine Coker
Sofia Sugasti, Claudia Fernandez
Selby Harrison,  Becky Groderson, Stephanie Oliver
Deborah Scott, Libby Ornani
Carrie Becker, Dee Dee Hoak
Linda Spina, Carole Ann Brown

Fashion knows no season in Dallas, as was evidenced by summery florals mixing with autumnal jewel tones at the 45th annual Crystal Charity Ball Ten Best Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon.

The unofficial start of fall society season drew the city's most generous (and stylish) to Neiman Marcus downtown, where many a Champagne flute and rosé glass was raised to both the philanthropic group's good work and special guest, iconic fashion designer Carolina Herrera.

Jewelry maven Margot McKinney was also honored at the glitzy morning event, which began with cocktails in the beauty department before all the guests were whisked upstairs for the fashion show and luncheon, chaired by Ola Fojtasek.

This year's Ten Best Dressed honorees included Delilah Boyd, Lisa Cooley, Tiffany Divis, Jennifer Dix, Cate Ford, Cara French, Amy Hegi, Karla McKinley, Amy Prestidge, and Kimberly Whitman. The Hall of Fame honoree is Francie Moody-Dahlberg.

The luncheon recognizes women who not only have a serious sense of style but who are also deeply committed to their community. The highly anticipated — and sold out — affair is one of the many glittering events hosted by the independent nonprofit, which raises funds to aid, support, and make contributions to Dallas children's charities.

The season's grand finale, the Crystal Charity Ball (chaired this year by Pat McEvoy), will be held on December 7 at the Hilton Anatole. Its theme will be "South American Mosaic."

The 10 nonprofits that will be the recipients of — yes, this number is real — $6,842,030 were recently announced. They are: Child & Family Guidance Center ($953,800), Community Partners of Dallas ($660,552), Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep ($910,799), For the Nations Refugee Outreach ($711,857), Interfaith Family Services ($314,152), Jubilee Park & Community Center ($474,650), Mercy Street ($751,758), Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic ($558,390), Promise House ($756,072), and Readers 2 Leaders ($750,000).