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Exclusive Dinner Party Celebrates Buzz Worthy PaperCity Dallas Moments

20 Years and One Epic, Fashionable Partnership

BY // 11.21.18
photography Thomas Garza

The history between PaperCity and Neiman Marcus is the stuff of legend. The storied retailer was one of the magazine’s first partners and played host to many a PaperCity party, which people still talk about today.

Sadly, I missed the first 10 years of our magazine’s life, and so I therefore missed most of those buzz-worthy parties — from Tom Ford debuting his coffee table book, here, complete with scantily clad male models galore and Ford penning his signature atop actual party-guests (in places we won’t mention) to Stella McCartney’s welcome to Dallas, which included a marching-band entrée and cheerleaders chanting a specially-for-Stella cheer.

This balmy night recalled many of those good times, as an intimate group of 40 joined us at Neiman Marcus downtown for dinner at The Zodiac to toast 20 years of partnership.

NM Downtown’s beloved Marjon Henderson had décor duties, adding plenty of glamour, adorning one long table with lush teal, purple, and berry hues, gold china and flatware.

The empress of fragrance, Laura Slatkin of Nest Fragrances, flew in to join us as she had an anniversary to celebrate, too. Hers was a toast to 10 years, and all went home with her latest candle, the perfect-for-fall Sparkling Cassis.

Past PaperCity Dallas editors joined in on the fun, with Max Trowbridge, Rob Brinkley and Brooke Hortenstine all reminiscing about their tenures with PC.

Our PC friends were thrilled to meet Neiman Marcus’ new CEO Geoffroy Van Raemdonck and his darling, interior designer husband, Alvise Orsini. They were in good NM company: Chuck Steelman changed around travel plans to help celebrate with us; Mimi Sterling made a most touching toast; and the new general manager of the downtown store, Tim Adair, proved a most convivial dinner date.

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