For one night the Hilton Anatole was transformed into “la dolce notte” thanks to 2022 Crystal Charity Ball Chair Susan Farris’ Italian gene pool. With a theme of Splendido Italiano, the legendary Dallas County children’s fundraiser entertained the top-tier types with games, shopping, bidding, cocktailing, dining, dancing and the best of all eye candy.
While the setting complete with gondoliers handing out coins to toss into bubbling fountains and Versace wallpapered pop-up silent auction sections were topped off with violinists on pedestals in the reception, the black-tie crowd was decked out in everything from glorious gems to billowy ballgowns and form-fitting creations.
But behind every fashionable presence, there was a backstory. For instance, one poor gal almost had a fashion oop’s when she discovered the zipper of her Balmain gown had been left out only hours before. And then there was the chap who had his British tailor design his tuxedo after one of Italian crooner Dean Martin‘s.
And if there had been a team competition for most fashionable group, there would have been a tie between Team Neiman Marcus and Team NorthPark.
Ah, but more about those tales of the thread later when the post is finalized. Until then check out the more than 150 looks of the night at MySweetCharity Photo Gallery.