The third level of Neiman Marcus NorthPark was buzzing tonight with news about the 2023 Crystal Charity Ball Ten Best Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon, with 2023 CCB Chair Angie Kadesky and Fashion Show Chair Patty Leyendecker making news that was hitting on all fronts.
First, this year’s collection of ten BD-ers will include Marybeth Conlon, Monica Eastin, Libby Hegi, Kim Hext, Meredith Land, Anne McPherson, Wendy Messmann, Kim Quinn, Lisa Rocchio and Sunie Solomon.
Second, the 2023 Hall of Famer will be former Ten Best Dresser, former CCB Fashion Show Chair, 2018 CCB chair and all-around sweetheart Claire Emanuelson.
Third, the Fashion Show’s featured designer will be Adam Lippes, who has become the ultimate fav of North Texas ladies who love fabric, style and taste. No wonder Vogue, Harpers and WWD have praised his creations. If your wardrobe doesn’t already boast a Lippes label, you’re gonna want to make room for it. More than a dozen times tonight was heard the mantra, “I love Adam!” He was also the first-ever featured designer to be on hand for the announcement event.
Finally, unlike the last two years, the event will return to the NM Downtown store for just one presentation on Friday, September 8, with the cocktail party for underwriters on the night before (Thursday, September 7) and the Platinum Dinner at the Nasher Sculpture Center on Wednesday, August 30.
According to Patty, contracts will be going out in the days to come. Expect a swift sell-out.
* Wendy Messmann and Lisa Rocchio were unable to attend the announcement presentation due to prior commitments