The Fashion Show: The Hall of State at Fair Park proved an imperial and altogether genius backdrop for Nhã Khanh designer Khanh Nguyen and Creative Director Nini Nguyen’s fall fashion oeuvre. In collaboration with TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art and sponsored by Modern Luxury Dallas, the Jan Strimple-produced show saw looks oozing with sultriness and sophistication, as models strutted to heady French songs. The Inspiration: Iconic chanteuse-dancer Josephine Baker, famous for her bold and exotic costumes and barely-there dresses, influenced the collection that was heavy on attitude and refined appeal (with just enough noir edge). Lush furs, peek-a-boo lace numbers and luxe skins pervaded the strong lineup—and we loved the bursts of crimson. The Front Row: Amid flutes of Moët & Chandon and lots of mingling, co-chairs Sue Gragg of Sue Gragg Precious Jewels and Brian Bolke of Forty Five Ten, where the Nhã Khanh line is carried exclusively, took their seats with honorary co-chairs Howard and Cindy Rachofsky.
Photography by William Bichara, Beau Bumpas, Thomas Garza, Loc Truong and Peter Wynne