Designer Antonio Wingfield Brings Lavish Mardi Gras Costumes To Life

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Tonight, Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.) will transform into an upscale Mardi Gras wonderland, a vision created by the mother-daughter duo, Annia Jenkins and Cynthia Hightower-Jenkins for the third-annual Krew de Etoile event. This year, Dallas Mardi Gras: A Whimsical Wonderland will not only feature an over-the-top display of authentic Mardi Gras traditions but one of Dallas’ most promising costume designers: The Fashion Opera.

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Designer, author, and owner of The Fashion Opera, Antonio Wingfield, founded his company in 2006. “I created The Fashion Opera to use my love of fashion design and storytelling to create apparel, entertainment, products, and literature that inspire minds, ears, and eyes for the purpose of enhancing the quality of life,” Wingfield told Style Lush TV in an interview. “Whereas fashion is often used to suppress, restrict, and oppress, fashion can also be used to uplift, heal, and liberate.” On the Krewe de Etoile runway and during the authentic Mardi Gras parade, Wingfield’s designs are sure to wow guests with lavish handmade details and exaggerated silhouettes.


Join us for entertainment, food, and an unforgettable night representing the true essence of Mardi Gras culture, season and celebrations. Mardi Gras has been celebrated for hundreds of years and the duo looks forward to the celebration morphing into a major weekend with a Mardi Gras festival and parade in Dallas. Krewe de Etoile brings clarity of Mardi Gras to Dallas with stilt walkers, theatrics, noted musicians, including a New Orleans Jazz Band, and an indoor Parade of the Royal Court with bead and trinket tossing. Attendees can also look forward to a Celebrity Red Carpet with local and national television personalities, beauty queens, magazine publishers, real estate gurus, influencers, and philanthropists. A few of those involved in this year’s event include Dallas Cowboys legend and Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett as King, Donna Richrdson-Joyner as Queen, Jennifer Meyers from FOX 4 DFW, Larry Hamilton of Hamilton Properties and the Lorenzo Hotel, and Miss Texas 2017-2018 Margana Wood.

The spotlighted charity CitySquare was selected by Krewe de Etoile to be the 2018 honoree and monetary awarded. CitySquare is an effectively noted program designed to fight poverty and homelessness through service, advocacy, and friendship. For more information about CitySquare, please visit

Krewe de Etoile also chooses a person or organization as the recipient of its “Barry Annino Wings of Altruism Crystal Award” presented to an honoree whose unselfish work and giving reaches far beyond the norm. Nick Marino, Jr., director of Tango Tab, will receive the 2018 Crystal Award.

General Admission and VIP tickets are on sale now and range from $80 to $120. VIP tables are also available for $1,500. Visit or for more information.

Images courtesy of The Fashion Opera.

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