For the first time in ages, old Neiman Marcus standard bearers like Special Events VP Sandy Marple and Senior VP/Fashion Director Ken Downing would not be part of the annual Crystal Charity Ball Ten Best Dressed Fashion Show at the NM Downtown store on Friday, September 13. Adding to the change factor was designer Carolina Herrera’s successor Wes Gordon, who was presenting his first collection on a North Texas runway for the house of Herrera.
Ready to meet the challenge of change were 2019 CCB Chair Pat McEvoy and Luncheon Chair Ola Fojtasek and Sandy’s protégé/NM’s new Special Events Director Marjon Henderson. One of the first decisions facing the trio was, “Who will emcee the presentation of the 2019 Ten Best Dressed (Delilah Boyd, Lisa Cooley, Tiffany Divis, Jennifer Dix, Cate Ford, Cara French, Amy Hegi, Karla McKinley, Amy Prestidge and Kimberly Schlegel Whitman) and Hall of Famer Francie Moody-Dahlberg?” Without missing a beat, they came up with a perfect person — second-generation CCB Hall of Famer Charlotte Jones Anderson.
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