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20 Gold StarS Galore By Christina Geyer. PhotoGraPhy Danny CamPBell, William neal. I have to tell you," said Heidi Dillon, chair of Fashion Group International's Night of Stars gala. "I have never seen so many sparkles in one room." truer words could not have been uttered. the adolphus hotel was packed to the brim with hundreds of fashion sirens, all wearing some combination of sequins, neon, glitter, and graphic prints. there was good reason for the kaleidoscopic display, as a host of colorful icons was set to be honored, including dallas-and Mexico-based interior designer Gonzalo Bueno; libertine designer Johnson Hartig, in from los angeles; beauty guru Tata Harper; and the pioneering grande dame of punk fashion and textiles, Zandra Rhodes, who was in from england for the occasion. the evening be- gan with cocktails just outside the adolphus' posh ballroom, and it was here that the vibrant, pink-haired rhodes could be found chatting up guests. one such pal was Jan Strimple, in a striking, pink metallic number designed by rhodes, who was there to support the designer's FGI lifetime achievement award. (at the height of her modeling career, Strimple walked the run- way for rhodes.) Post dinner, awards were bestowed — with a most memorable moment by way of Neiman Marcus senior VP and fashion director Ken Downing. the ever-vivacious downing showered Hartig with praise as he presented the libertine de- signer with his award — an emotional, tender moment between longtime friends that included more than a few tears. Not a dry eye in the house, Hartig summed it up as, "Joy. Pure, pure joy." Seen: Ken Weber, Max Trowbridge, Chuck Steelman, Crawford Brock, nancy Rogers, Brian Bolke and Faisal Halum, Joyce Goss, Kenny Goss, Myra Walker, Michael McCray, and Victoria Snee. JoHNSoN HartIG aNd ZaNdra rHodeS Hold court at FaSHIoN GrouP INterNatIoNal'S NIGHt oF StarS. Ken Downing, Johnson Hartig Dallas Dillon, Grace Cooper, Heidi & Bill Dillon Zandra Rhodes, Jan Strimple Jeff Crilley, Victoria Snee Sam Saladino, Ann & David Sutherland Holly Quartaro, Ken Weber, Chuck Steelman, Roshawnda Foster Nerissa von Helpenstill Courtney Kerr Nancy Rogers, Gonzalo Bueno Ekaterina Kouznetsova, Michael Dylan

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