If you didn’t have a 20-ish type son or daughter, the gathering at Belo Mansion on Wednesday, April 19, sure made you wish you did. At noon nearly 400 gals gathered for the La Fiesta de Las Seis Banderas luncheon honoring the mothers of the 2017 duchesses and escorts.
Luncheon Co-chairs Pauline Neuhoff and Kathy Sockwell had the entry hall decked with gowns of past duchesses like Camille Adele Humphrey (2014), Amelia Bryan Crank (2011) and Madison Zoe Brittingham (2012).
In the hallway, the annual preview miniature display of the 2017 duchesses’ gowns was a true stop-gape-and-check-out-the-next.
La Fiesta Co-Chairs Rebecca Gregory and Nancy Monning, donning the Las Fiesta necklaces, admitted that they were thrilled about not just the year’s French theme but also about plans for 2018.
Little did the girls know that following the formal introductions of the moms and performance by the Highland Park High School Choir, the 2018 co-chairs would be announced — Anne Besser and Elizabeth Gambrell.
But 2018’s still months away. In less than three months, more than 40 duchesses will be presented at the Omni Dallas. Comme c’est sucré.