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Society / The Seen

A Dallas Brunch to Remember

This Black Tie Tradition Has Raised $21 Million and Counting

BY Merrit Stahle // 06.21.17
photography Sheryl Lanzel

What: Black Tie Dinner

Where: Hotel Crescent Court

PC Moment: If anyone knows how to host a brunch, it’s Black Tie Dinner. As the largest fundraiser for the LGBT community, it has distributed more than $21 million to various beneficiaries since 1982. Guests did not leave hungry — Hotel Crescent Court provided an omelette station, crab cakes, and chicken and waffles. Guests probably didn’t leave sober either, with Social Ice‘s wine-infused mimosa orange ice pops, and an extravagant bloody mary cart thanks to Absolut Elyx.

The brunch was topped off with a raffle of bowties designed by Jeremy Michael Calhoun, and gift bags complete with Austen Dor pocket squares and custom shirts, Jack Mason wallets, and  Orno & Top Knot gift certificates.

Party People: underwriters Mindy Berkson and Morgan Cox; guitarist Jason Bennett; supporters Keith James, Sharon Anaston, Tom Bucherie, Brad Pritchett, David Chadd.

Holiday Gifting

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

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