Each fall, the Grand Pavilion at Market Center lights up with one of the premier events on the Dallas fashion calendar. The Night of Stars Fashion and Lifestyle Awards, presented by Fashion Group International of Dallas, honors both legends and up-and-coming talent at an evening of red carpet, runway, and reveling.
Fast approaching, this year’s gala will take place on November 16th, chaired by Maxine Trowbridge of PinkMemo and Chuck Steelman of Neiman Marcus (pictured above). Earlier this week, 2012 honorees were announced at a posh cocktail party at the Hilton Anatole’s Gossip Bar.
Headlined by Fashion Design Career Achievement Award winner Lela Rose, interviewed here at DFW Style Daily last month, the roster of this year’s luminaries also includes Media Career Achievement Award recipient Terri Provencal and Lifetime Achievement honoree Sue Wade of Wade College.
Cassandra Bumpous, with Meredith Musselman and Susanne Taylor (left to right)
Rounding out the spotlighted stars of the evening, Cassandra Bumpous will receive the first-ever Shelly Musselman Design Award. The soon-to-graduate UNT student will showcase her Forty Five Ten-sponsored capsule collection at the Night Of Stars gala, and will receive an award of $10,000.
With so much star power in one place on one night, this event is a can’t miss for any Dallas-area fashion devotee. Just ask this year’s Fashion Police, who will walk the runway to open the show in support of FGI Dallas. They include DFW Style Daily Best Dressed 2012 honoree Hanh Merriman and Model Behavior columnist Toni Munoz-Hunt.
FGI’s 2011 Fashion Police walk the stage.
Tickets and sponsorships for November 16th’s Night of Stars Fashion and Lifestyle Awards are now on sale. Starting at $75 for General Admission, tickets are available via Eventbrite. Sponsorships, which include signage at the event and various branding opportunities, start at just $500. All proceeds benefit Fashion Group International of Dallas, our local chapter of the global, non-profit professional organization.
For more information on the Night of Stars Fashion and Lifestyle Awards, please visit Dallas.FGI.org or call 214-634-0204.
(Image credits, from top: 1. FGI Dallas; 2. DallasMonthlyNews.com, credit Bob Manzano; 3. Power Public Relations)