Fashion Group International of Dallas' Fashion & Lifestyle Awards ‘Night of Stars’ Gala is co-chaired this year by Chuck Steelman and Maxine Morgan Trowbridge. This year the presenting Icon sponsor, NorthPark Center, will dress the Fashion Police, who are 10 philanthropic notables who will walk the runway. NorthPark’s Fashion and PR Director Victoria Snee will host the evening as Emcee. The Dallas Market Center continues to support FGI of Dallas as the event sponsor, Neiman Marcus will curate a selection of exclusive gifts as the silent auction sponsor, and Jan Strimple Productions will produce the fashion show.
This year’s Fashion & Lifestyle Awards gala is especially momentous with the inaugural Shelly Musselman Design Award being awarded to a local fashion student. Brian Bolke, owner of Forty Five Ten and the former business partner of fashion influencer Shelly Musselman, and her daughter, Meredith Musselman have selected the $10,000 award winner from over 700 students that participated in this year’s Career Day. Bolke will mentor the winner in the creation of a capsule collection, sponsored by Forty Five Ten that will be presented at the Night of Stars.
The Fashion & Lifestyle Awards ‘Night of Stars’ Gala is the largest fundraiser of the year for FGI of Dallas and directly funds and supports Career Day. Held annually in April, Career Day provides over $40,000 in multiple scholarships to local fashion students.