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A Runway Success!

| April 24, 2012 | Parties National

THE FÊTE The ingredients required for a haute party… say Modern Luxury Dallas’ Fresh Faces of Fashion soirée? Start with retail powerhouse Stanley Korshak and add some fuel with a few Mercedes-Benz, courtesy of Park Place Motorcars Dallas. Then mix in an outfitted-to-impress guest list of 300-plus and a few Chivas cocktails, not to mention an ooh-and aah-worthy runway spectacle. We thought our fifth year was fabulous, but six was positively sublime with its smashing onslaught of chic. KHANH DO! Aside from the heady lineup of Korshak’s spring exits on the catwalk (Cavalli! Fendi! Marchesa!), the real standout of the show was designer Khanh Nguyen. She mingled briefly with guests before truly taking them captive with decadent confections for her Nha Khanh collection. GALA DARLINGS The pro models weren’t the only PYTs making a splash on the runway. This year’s Fresh Faces—Bailey Coon, Caroline Cooper, Samantha Davies, Grace Davis, Amy Wells Havins, Allison Wiley Lent, Katy Messersmith, Carla Miller, Kaylyn Montgomery, Lauren Parsons, Lynsey Wiley Provost and Krystal Schlegel—strutted out stylish ensembles to plenty of cheers, including Fresh Faces alumnae Marisa Huckin, Jennifer Lott and Anna-Sophia van Zweden. THE CAUSE Of course, Fresh Faces is more than style- and skin-deep. During the gala dinner, hosted at the Rosewood Crescent Hotel, co-chairs Yvonne Crum and Jill Rowlett were none too shy to speak of the $1 million raised for the Suicide & Crisis Center of North Texas in the past five years. More applause came for the evening’s special guest speaker, Roy Jackson, who delivered a powerful and tear-jerking message. Lightening the mood were cool beats from DJ Jeff Mitchell, along with a certain Shane Walker. The floral designer not only concocted statement arrangements in shades of cerulean and sea green, but also managed to dress the part—his vintage Versace suit, patterned in fernlike filigree, matched said blossoms exactly. Photography by Danny Campbell and Bob Manzano



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