Fashion Group International Dallas Toasts Style Star

By Cynthia Smoot        Photography by Shana Anderson, Danny Campbell and Thomas Garza

THE SETTING: Fashion Group International of Dallas (FGI Dallas), celebrated its annual Night of Stars gala recently at the historic Adolphus Hotel. This year’s event, themed There Are No Rules, celebrated fashion risk takers across the world. The evening of glamour and excitement honored individuals and business leaders for their contribution to fashion and related industries.

The 2018 Night of Stars honorees include English fashion designer Dame Zandra Rhodes for a Lifetime Achievement Award, Los Angeles-based ready-to-wear designer Johnson Hartig of Libertine for his career achievement in fashion, Gonzalo Bueno for his career achievement in interior design and the skincare maven Tata Harper for her career achievement in beauty.

THE STYLE: The evening, hosted by James Aguiar, began with a champagne reception where many of Dallas’ most fashionable mixed and mingled. Once inside the ballroom, guests enjoyed a fashion show by Libertine and the presentation of awards. Downstairs at the French Room Bar after the gala was the place to be at the official after-party to celebrate and admire the state’s thriving fashion scene.

THE PURPOSE: The event was chaired by Heidi Dillon. Fashion Group International, Inc. provides a high-profile forum to promote the fashion business by hosting events that educate and facilitate the exchange of ideas by giving back to the community.