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Fashion Blasts from the Past

Best and Worst Gowns Look Back Enlivens this Junior League Gala

BY // 04.10.17
photography Audrey Cho, Rhi Lee, Tamytha Cameron Smith

What: 55th annual Junior League of Dallas Ball “Encore”

Where: Hilton Anatole

PC Moment: Celebrating its 55th annual ball as well as the 95th year of the Junior League of Dallas, more than 500 patrons packed the Chantilly Ballroom of the Hilton Anatole to enjoy a special evening looking back at Junior League of Dallas’ history. Fond memories and stories of record-breaking years were shared by past ball chairs in attendance.

Once again, Tom Addis and his production team brought their A-game, building vignettes featuring a collection of past ball chairs and their gowns. Guests got a kick out of seeing how fashion has progressed (or, in some cases, retrogressed) throughout the 55 years of the ball. While some took a trip down memory lane, others could be found on the dance floor, swaying to the symphonic melodies of the Georgia Bridgwater Orchestra.

Who: Chair Isabell Novakov; honorary ball chair Karen Shuford; plus Amy Turner, Samantha and Brian Lee, Aaron Kohler, Nicole Bernard, Lynn and Allan McBeeMary Lou Gorno, Keith Newman, Joe LaManna, Grant Garlock, Paige Slates, Tanya Foster, Wynne and Chris Cunningham, Lisa Hewitt Tibbs, Laura Sparkman, and Melissa and Darren Wickham.

Holiday Gifting

  • Bond No 9 - Perfume
  • Cle Du Peau - Lip Gloss
  • Cotton Club
  • Cotton Club
  • Wayne Smith
  • Oscar De La Renta - Earrings
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Oscar De La Renta - Clutch
  • Elaine Turner - Felicia Stole in Magenta
  • Loeffler Randall - Clutch
  • Wayne Smith
  • Cle Du Peau - Nail Polish
  • Loeffler Randall - Shoes
  • Elaine Turner - GiGi Flats
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Bond No 9 - Candle
  • Asher Gallery
  • Museum of Fine Arts Houston

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