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Night Visions

| September 27, 2011 | Parties

THE SETTING Choos, Louboutins and Manolos cut a stiletto-sharp swath through Dallas’ chicest addresses for Fashion’s Night Out on Sept. 8. Our city held its own for the third year of Anna Wintour’s haute holiday with quite the plush lineup of revelry. (SOME OF) THE PARTIES First stop: The Shak at Stanley Korshak, where an in-store fashion show featured New York design duo Sachin + Babi’s sleek ready-to-wear collection. NorthPark Center had fashion podiums with models in Herve Leger, Oscar de la Renta, Tiffany & Co. and more, along with beauty stations, while Neiman Marcus ushered in bloggers Bradley Agather, Alison Gross, Krystal Schlegel and Amber Venz to share styling tips. Many Twitter hashtags were devoted to Galleria Dallas and what was deemed North America’s longest runway, which cut a quarter-mile path through the entire first floor. Forty Five Ten cultivated plenty of buzz (and a glowing guest list) with a Decades pop-up shop, and the charming Cameron Silver and Christos Garkinos even jetted in from L.A. to clink Moët and Belvedere cocktails. But it was probably Highland Park Village that packed in the most action, with nearly every boutique throwing a must-attend soirée—think a Frédéric Fekkai vintage hair parlor at Christian Louboutin, a “5 Senses” experience at DVF, the debut of Hadleigh’s new first-floor shop, a Chanel nail bar and all-out glamour at Escada and Hermès. Two Jan Strimple-produced, street-level catwalk shows proved the only thing powerful enough to draw stylistas from the storefront bashes. SPOTTED
 DJ Lucy Wrubel punching out the play list at Forty Five Ten (and rocking a teal and leopard Tom Ford for YSL ensemble); Erykah Badu holding court at Gregory’s NorthPark Center’s highly guarded door; Pat Smith perusing store racks; Angie Barrett hosting at Vince; and too many reality TV “stars” to name. AFTER HOURS A constant crowd weaved in and out of HP Village’s “Official After Party” with LAFCO and Santa Maria Novella, sponsored by Modern Luxury Dallas, where the Svedka flowed, Wade Randolph Hampton turned up the volume, and the fragrance shop’s heady scents perfumed the air. The Foundation Room at House of Blues also stayed up late with an Abi Ferrin-hosted affair with DJs Jennifer Miller and Paul Paredes. Photos by Lara Bierner, Daniel Driensky, and Steve Foxall



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