Ben & Max Trowbridge, Muffin Lemak, Shelby Wagner
Justine Ludwig, Mary Katrantzou
Joe & Kelle Jackson
John & Marlene Sughrue
Yellow Mary Katrantzou
Kaleta Blaffer Johnson
Chandra North Blaylock, Megan Wood
Charles & Joanne Teichman
Blue Mary Katrantzou
Charles Smith, II
Chuck Steelman, Scott Kehn
Mary Katrantzou, Georgina Hartland
Pink Mary Katrantzou
Mark Moussa, Juliette Aston
Muffin Lemak, Deborah Scott, Anne Stodghill
Steve Solomon, Jimmy Gragg
What: Mary Katrantzou exhibition opening party
Where: Dallas Contemporary
PC Moment: Artfully arranged by color rather than season, a retrospective of Greek-born, London-based fashion designer Mary Katrantzou’s vibrant, architectural ready-to-wear collections from the past decade drew throngs of socials and art patrons to a soirée held in her honor.
It was only a matter of time before Katrantzou showcased her work in Dallas. She is famously close friends with Nasiba Adilova (who wore custom Mary Katrantzou for the evening), and Dallas Contemporary’s director of exhibitions and senior curator, Justine Ludwig, has long admired Katrantzou’s work, both for its sculptural appeal and fashionable edge.
The 180-piece exhibition, aptly named “Mary, Queen of Prints,” is curated by Ludwig and museum director, Peter Doroshenko, as homage to Katrantzou’s body of work that uniquely blends new technology, art, and fashion.
Dallas elite have adored her for years, especially as her friendship with Adilova blossomed; the two are often spotted across town, everywhere from Bullion restaurant to last year’s FGI Night of Stars gala.
Also in Katrantzou designs while celebrating in Dallas: Contemporary board president Max Trowbridge and Katrantzou’s mother, Katerina Katrantzou. Others admiring the graphic and embellished collective included Georgina Hartland, Jimmy and Sue Gragg, John and Marlene Sughrue, Charles and Joanne Teichman, Molly Bruder, Chuck Steelman, Scott Kehn, Capera Ryan, Muffin Lemak, Shelby Wagner, and Ekaterina Kouznetsova.