Fashion Group International of Dallas honors emerging fashion leaders at the annual Rising Stars Award Gala Thursday, February 26, at Galleria Dallas. This highly anticipated fund-raiser, reformatted for 2015, celebrates trendsetters who have made an impact on the local community. Held on the iconic ice-skating rink, the evening — chaired by Shay Geyer, Meredith Hite, and Carinthia Kishaba — includes runway shows of Galleria retailers (orchestrated by maestro Jan Strimple) and, of course, the big reveal: the Rising Stars themselves. Winners in the categories of fashion, interior design, beauty, photography, jewelry and art will be announced, as voted by FGI members and board members. Please see below for the complete list of nominees
FGI of Dallas Rising Stars nominees:
Rising Star of Fashion: Lucy Dang, Binzario Couture and Ese Azenabor.
Rising Star of Interior Design: Doniphan Moore, Brant McFarlain and Abbe Fenimore.
Rising Star of Beauty: Curran Dandurand — Jack Black, Tia Pettijohn and Dana Kale — Kale Naturals, and Dr. Naila Malik.
Rising Star of Photography: Kristi and Scot Redman, Brandon Lyon and Hal Samples.
Rising Star of Jewelry: Shona Gilbert, Megan Thorne, and Shoshannah Frank and Casey Melton — f. is for frank.
Rising Star of Art: Shayema Rahim, Scott Tucker and Jonathan Ramirez.
Tickets from $50, at dallas.fgi.org.