Night of Stars Gala: Honoring Fashion Risk Takers

Zandra_Rhodes by Gene Nocon Fashion Group International (FGI) of Dallas, the local chapter of the global non-profit professional fashion organization, is preparing for the Night of Stars Gala on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 pm in the historic Adolphus Hotel. Themed “There Are No Rules,” the gala will celebrate fashion risk takers around the world including honorees English fashion designer Zandra Rhodes, LA-based ready-to-wear designer Johnson Hartig of LIBERTINE, one part of Dallas-based design firm Ten Plus Three’s dynamic design duo Gonzalo Bueno, and the “queen of green skincare movement” Tata Harper. These international fashion risk takers are famous for pushing the boundaries and owning their distinctive styles. Zandra Rhodes' own lifestyle is as dramatic, glamorous, and extroverted as her designs and has designed for clients as diverse as Diana, Princess of Wales, Jackie Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor, and Queen’s Freddie Mercury. Johnson Hartig of LIBERTINE showcases loud, live-in-the-moment pieces that immerse himself and those around him into a whimsical trip where old-school classics meet new school know-how. With collaborations including Damien Hirst, Goyard, Converse, and Target, Hartig is able to add his unique personality to each line. IMG_4655 Gonzalo Bueno of Ten Plus Three is known for his depth and diverse knowledge of fine design and architecture and is often noted for his thoughts on fine design as he brings an international focus to his outlook on interior design. Tata Harper is a pioneer in natural luxury skincare. When she wasn’t able to find 100% natural skincare products that were up to her standards, she started her own line, for herself and women like her who refuse to risk their health for beauty. The evening of glamour and excitement will start at 7:00 p.m. with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the FGI Dallas Scholarship Foundation, which provides scholarships to fashion students in Texas and surrounding states. “We’re thrilled that our Chairperson, Heidi Dillon, has taken the event to a completely different level this year," says FGI President, Ken Webber. The name of the evening’s gala, ‘There are No Rules,’ will focus on the unbelievable creativity of our honorees. It will certainly be a night of suspires." Image 1 courtesy of Gene Nocon, Image 2 courtesy of Johnson Hartig

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