Oscar de la Renta on the 2018 Ten Best Dressed runway at Neiman Marcus.
Back Row: Amy Prestidge, Ball Chairman Susan Farris, Honorary Chairman Gene Jones, Hall of Fame Honoree Pat McEvoy, Meredith Land and Anne McPherson Second Row: Tiffany Divis, Libby Hegi, Monica Eastin, Luncheon Chairman Jennifer Dix, Karla McKinley, Kim Quinn, Kim Hext, Marybeth Conlon (photo by Haynsworth Photography)
Amid the bevy of galas and gatherings that commences each fall in Dallas, those held in support of the Crystal Charity Ball have always shined particularly bright. Case in point: the Ten Best Dressed Women of Dallas Fashion Show, a Neiman Marcus-fueled affair many think of as the official start to Dallas’ social season.
In the momentous 48-year history of the Crystal Charity Ball Ten Best Dressed Women of Dallas Fashion Show, only four outstanding women have served as honorary chairs of this important fundraising event: Margaret Hunt Hill, Nancy Dedman, Annette Simmons, and Norma Hunt. This year’s event will include the fifth woman, Gene Jones, to serve as honorary chairman and Hall of Fame honoree Pat McEvoy. Another bit of exciting news — Dolce & Gabbana is the featured designer. Since 1952, Crystal Charity has distributed more than $175 million to the children of Dallas County. Each year, funds raised benefit children through programs and services provided by their beneficiaries.
The 2022 Crystal Charity Committee has chosen eight beneficiaries — Agape Clinic; Baylor Oral Health Foundation; Behind Every Door; Educational First Steps; Family Compass; Hope Supply Co.; Southwestern Medical Foundation for the benefit of UT Southwestern Medical Center; and United to Learn; plus The Crystal Charity Ball 70th Anniversary Project — with a collective need of $7,180,555.
Those aforementioned best-dressed women: Marybeth Conlon, Tiffany Divis, Monica Eastin, Libby Hegi, Kim Hext, Meredith Land, Karla McKinley, Anne McPherson, Amy Prestidge, and Kim Quinn.
If you haven’t secured your tickets, here is what is coming up:
Crystal Charity Ten Best Dressed Fashion Show
Thursday, September 8
Neiman Marcus at NorthPark Center
The Crystal Charity Ball
Saturday, December 3
For information, Fashion Show tickets, or underwriting opportunities, please call 214.526.5868 or visit crystalcharityball.org.