Charles and Joanne Teichman in 1986. “This was the opening of the Crescent and our store,” Joanne says. “I was pregnant with [my daughter] Alysa and had bought a Sonia Rykiel at Loretta Blum. Dallas flooded that night in a big way, but everyone who was anyone came!”
Designer Cathy Waterman celebrating the new store with Angie Barrett and Gregg Asher, 2004. “We moved from Pavilion to a store at the Galleria between Cartier and Louis Vuitton,” says Joanne. “We had go-go dancers, and Alysa and [my son] Jake cut the ribbon. Cathy Waterman flew in and was most impressed by Dallas fashion.”
“I am drenched in Cathy Waterman with my proud mother,” says Joanne. “My hair was post-chemo, and I was happy to have it!”
How far they've come: Charles and Joanne Teichman and a host of dancers fête 23 years in 2008 at a party designed by Todd Events. “We decided to skip the celebration for 20 and go right to 23, which is when we renamed the store Ylang 23 from Ylang-Ylang,” she says.
It’s all about the big 3-0 for Ylang 23’s Joanne and Charles Teichman. Late last year, the queen and king of throwing parties hosted an epic bash at Capera Ryan’s 171 Oak Lawn to honor their jewelry emporium’s 30th anniversary, with a stylish crowd of friends and a collection of Andy Warhols from Christie’s, brought in for the occasion.
Growing from its former Galleria boutique to its current Preston Center digs, Ylang 23 has become beloved over the past three decades for its edited collection of designer baubles from Jennifer Meyer, Irene Neuwirth, Cathy Waterman, Monique Péan and more, and for the Teichmans’ philanthropic efforts (the Phillips Academy, The Family Place and North Texas Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids are a few of their faves).
After combing through her archives — which we can only imagine are incredibly extensive and filled with fabulous nostalgia — the incomparable Joanne selected these photos that reminded her of how far they’ve come.
Click here for party pics from the fabulous 30th anniversary bash.