December 2013 cover
Since whirling into Dallas in 1998, PaperCity has been at the center of everything — the parties, the people, the zeitgeist. As we bid farewell to our longtime broadsheet format (we invented it, you know) for a perfect-bound magazine that debuts in September, we gathered PaperCity Dallas editors past and present and set out on a mission: Find the most unforgettable stories, photographs, and memories printed in 18 years’ worth of our glossy pages.
Here, the best of the best from the early years of PaperCity Dallas. Look in this space next week for morePaperCity history, and click here, here, and here for more nuggets from our archives. Plus, don’t forget to pick up the new PaperCity Magazine, on stands everywhere September 1.
• Years after closing her famously fab HaRoo & HaRoo, design dynamo Mikyung Chun returns — this time with a showroom dubbed Minolochi, filled with Promemoria furniture.
• We toast Stanley Korshak’s 25th anniversary with a bevy of memories. Lynn McBee recalls her days partying at the store as a provisional member of junior league; Charlotte Jones Anderson fondly remembers the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders’ calendar unveiling, and DJ Lucy Wrubel looks back to when she wore an Italian mayor’s sash and spun music for the inimitable Italian Party.
• Chandra North returns to modeling — hotter than ever.
• The Super Bowl does Dallas. We greet the celebs, athletes and out-of-towners with an ice storm of epic proportions — subzero temps and un-drivable roads included. Despite all other airport closures, Love Field keeps a single runway de-iced to accommodate the immense influx of private jets. Nonetheless, the party people cannot be stopped. Highlight of the week of parties: Nelly’s performance at the Bud Light Hotel; Prince (RIP) performing to benefit the Goss-Michael Foundation; and Hilary Swank wearing a Don’t Mess With Texas tee (thanks to lost luggage) to a party at the home of Phil Romano. Here’s hoping Houston has better temps when it hosts the 2017 Super Bowl.
• Charlotte Jones Anderson strikes a model pose for photographer Maxine Helfman for an exclusive photoshoot for PaperCity’s Super Bowl special section.
• Shelly Musselman. Gone too soon — but never forgotten.
• L’enfant terrible comes to town! Dallas goes crazy for Jean Paul Gaultier and his megawatt exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art. (Our own Brooke Hortenstine even helped wrangle him a pair of custom M.L. Leddy’s boots — one boasted an oil rig, the other an Eiffel Tower.) We’ve never seen more sailor stripes in our life!
• Museum Tower goes up — controversy to follow.
• A Hunt gets hitched to a model. We get in bed with Toni Munoz and Daniel Hunt.
• Jacqueline Anderson (bombshell wife of former DMA director Maxwell Anderson) wows us all in a … memorable latex dress.
“The Adirondack Chic party at Neiman Marcus NorthPark to celebrate our September cover was shot in upstate New York — one of many great Ken Downing, Mike Thompson creations. Men served drinks wearing sleeveless plaid shirts and coonskin hats. Leggy models were stretched out on cots roasting marshmallows over a gas grill for s’mores, wearing Chanel.” – Margaret Stafford
• Karl Lagerfeld comes to Dallas for the Chanel Paris-Dallas Métiers d’Art Collection. The result? Ice. Kristen Stewart. Choupette. Anna. Andre. Will anything this good ever happen again? TBD.
“Two months after I started at PaperCity, Karl Lagerfeld and the Chanel team rolled into town for the Paris-Dallas Chanel Métiers d’Art show in December ’13, during Icemageddon. I attended the rodeo-inspired event at Fair Park with Holly Moore and the PC team for an unforgettable experience along with a star-studded posse. Of course, my favorite sighting was Karl and Anna Wintour sitting side-by-side in a vintage automobile during the drive-in movie for The Return.” – Maxine Trowbridge
• Versace gets wild with Goss-Michael Foundation for one of the most memorable fall parties.
• Models Erin Wasson and Chandra North hang with fashion photographer Mario Testino at his exhibition opening at the Dallas Contemporary.
• We host Moda Operandi co-founder Lauren Santo Domingo for a trunk show and lunch hosted by Nasiba Hartland-Mackie and Georgina Hartland at The Joule, with British designer Emilia Wickstead and British footwear designer Paul Andrew.
• Richard Phillips, Jerry Hall, and Gabriel Jagger jet in from MTV Re:Define.
• Assistant editor Linden Wilson interviews firecracker Louise Eiseman in celebration of Eiseman Jewels’ 50th birthday.
• We gab about Goop with Gwyneth Paltrow when she pops up a shop in Highland Park Village.
• Inaugural PaperCity Dallas Design Awards with Dunhill Partners. Records are broken with 262 entries. Bill Hutchinson (ever the entertainer) emcees the event, announcing Virgin will soon break ground on a hotel in the Dallas Design District.
• We chat up Prabal Gurung in light of his appearance at the FGI Dallas Night of Stars event, talk books with Cindy Crawford at Forty Five Ten and get up close and personal with Iris Apfel at the Mansion.
• NorthPark turns 50. We celebrate allllllllll year long.
• Team PC dances with the masses at AT&T Stadium for the United Way 90th anniversary concert.
• Leon Bridges performs outside Tony Tasset’s Eye sculpture.
• Gonzalo Bueno and Michael McCray have a baby — bring her up with lots of Hermès.
• Jeremy Scott and Tim Gunn come to town. All in a week’s work.
• Cuba heats up: Francis Harrison takes us there.
• PaperCity brandishes the last broadsheet iteration in July/August.