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Highland Park Village’s Most Fashionable New Store Makes a VIP Crowd Swoon: Valentino Brings a Palazzo to Texas

BY // 02.27.18
photography Rhi Lee

What: Valentino’s Dallas Grand Opening

Where: The brand’s new Highland Park Village store

PC Moment: Valentino consistently makes our hearts flutter and, before we could fully recover after falling head over feels for its latest couture presentation, the fashion house had us swooning all over again at a fete to celebrate its new Highland Park Village address.

Brand ambassador Carlos Souza and his trio of formidable fashion hosts Nasiba Adilova, Tina Craig and Nancy Rogers welcomed the city’s most stylish for champagne and hors d’oeuvres while DJ Lucy Wrubel set an upbeat mood (and looked fabulously sparkly).

The architecturally unique boutique – designed to create a Palazzo atmosphere – is, unsurprisingly, a fashion lover’s dream, and a portion of the evening’s sales benefitted the Dallas Contemporary.

As guests worked their way past the rockstuds and toward the racks of embroidered tulle gowns, you could almost hear their hearts racing.

After the party, Souza hosted a private dinner for VIP guests at Le Bilboquet.

Who: Georgina Hartland, Lynn McBee, Kelly Dillard, Rob Dailey, Scott Alexander, Heather Wiese Alexander, Jamie O’Banion, Elisa and Stephen Summers, Heather and Ray Washburne, Brooke Hortenstine, Moll Anderson, Suzanne Droese, Sheryl Maas, Patsy Fagadau, Kaleta Blaffer Johnson, Brooke Davenport, Olya Sinitsyna, Lisa Cooley, Caroline SummersPeter DoroshenkoBecky BowenLiz ThrashAshley GriffinMallory Kaplan.

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