The St. Valentine’s Day Luncheon & Fashion Show patrons headed to the top floor of Stanley Korshak Thursday to hear the final plans for the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society fundraiser. Throughout the group of fashionable women, stories were shared about friends, family and associates who were victims of this blood disease.
More reason to grow the current guest count from 850 to 1,000.
Korshak Commander-in-Chief Crawford Brock admitted that in years past he had let others take the lead. Last year he decided to take more ownership of the annual fashion show/luncheon. That was sorta understating his role. Like Eisenhower was to D-Day, Crawford spearheaded the changes, and what changes they were. He moved it to the Meyerson, arranged to have Myrna and Bob Schlegel as honorary chairs and got Monique Lhuillier fashions on the runway. Luncheon/fashion show Co-chairs Angela Choquette, Maggie Cooke Kipp and Paige Slates wisely joined Crawford in revisions to the February 12th event.
Luckily, some things remained the same. . . like having Fashion General Jan Strimple in charge of the production. She might as well be moving into the Meyerson after orchestrating the roll out of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League deb presentation on Saturday, February 2.
As for the fashions, word is making the rounds that the Lhuillier fashions are so figure-clinging that fittings were held early to make sure models could squeeze into them just right. But it’s also heard that the clothes are so fabulous that it’s worth the extra effort.
That’s important. These lunching ladies love fashion and proved it at the patron party. Muffin Lemak, Janie Condon and Claire Emanuelson went for skin-tight leather leggings. As one of the trio said, “When in doubt, wear leather pants.”
When asked why she hadn’t donned the leather look, nearby DeeDee Lee in black-and-white to the floor skirt laughed, “I didn’t get the memo.”
Suggestion: Get a ticket for this one. It has all the signs of being the fashion show of the season with its new location and the Lhuillier creations. And remember it starts at 9:45 a.m., so skip the OJ and have some champagne (aka breakfast of fashion champions during Valentine’s week).
Now, if Mother Nature will just play along. But chances are that Crawford has her going along with his plans, too.