Galleria Dallas Hosts 1980s Fashion Exhibit


By Cynthia Smoot     Photography by Thomas Garza

THE SETTING: A high style vintage exhibit, She’s Got the Look: Fashion from the ‘80s, was recently presented by Galleria Dallas. The fashion and accessories exhibit transported lucky attendees back in time with rad fashions, immersive multimedia displays, and music from the decade–all curated by Ken Weber of Martini Consignment.


A VIP preview was held the night before the exhibit opened to the public. Among those in attendance were Mindy Cohn from the hit 80s TV show Facts of Life, Cameron Silver, Susan Posnick, Heidi Dillon, Real Housewives of Dallas stars LeeAnne Locken and Cary Deuber, Jan Strimple, and Chuck Steelman.


THE STYLE: More than 60 stellar looks from top designers of the ‘80s, including Thierry Mugler, Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, Bob Mackie, Emanuel Ungaro, Givenchy, and Valentino were showcased. The exhibition was divided into two sections. The main room showcased the decade’s elegance and extravagance. It included party, red carpet, Ladies Who Lunch, and Working Girl attire. A second room featured Valley Girls, Rocker Chicks, Club Kids, and, some menswear. A wall of iconic ’80s hairstyle images paid homage to TONI&GUY and its history in Dallas. The exhibit also featured original costumes from 80s megahit TV shows such as Dynasty, Dallas, Hart to Hart, and Charlie’s Angels.


THE PURPOSE: As with all museum-quality fashion exhibits, the purpose is to enthrall and entertain by providing a look at the past and how it informs the present and future of fashion.

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Turtle Creek Conservancy Hosts Virtual 12th Annual Day At The Races


By Cynthia Smoot     Photography by James Edward Photography

THE SETTING: With the pandemic’s social distancing protocols still in place, the Turtle Creek Conservancy hosted their Twelfth Annual Day at the Races virtually. Streaming from Arlington Hall, guests enjoyed Derby Day’s excitement in the comfort of their own home, with the event raising almost $113,000.


THE STYLE: The sponsors and patrons received a festive hat box filled with Derby-inspired goodies that included all manners of tasty treats, an Angry Orchard straw derby hat, a t-shirt, as well as horse racing wagering tickets. Guests tuned in to watch a live broadcast hosted by the Conservancy’s CEO Gay Donnell Willis and Louis Murad of Murad Auctions.


The CAUSE: The event was led by its chairs, Courtney Edwards and Reanae Seth, with community chairs, Leigh and Brian Danley, while Julie and Frank Reedy served as honorary chairs. The Day at the Races Derby event benefits the Turtle Creek Conservancy, whose mission is the care and preservation of Arlington Hall and Turtle Creek Park. Modeled after the Central Park Conservancy in New York, the nonprofit organization manages two treasured City assets where Dallasites have made cherished memories for generations.

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