PaperCity Magazine

May 2019- Dallas

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 42 of 95

DIFFA'S FUTURE PERFECT BY LISA COLLINS SHADDOCK. PHOTOGRAPHY JOSEPH BREWSTER, THOMAS GARZA. T he future envisioned by DIFFA is definitely one we want to live in. It's a world where giant eye- balls dressed in frilly frocks parade down the runway, where nearly 1,400 of the city's most out- rageously stylish bring their A-game in space-age ensembles, and where original Fab Five member Carson Kressley dazzles in red. Most importantly, it's a future with zero HIV/AIDS-related stigmas, deaths, and new infections. The positivity and generosity in the ballroom at the Omni Dallas Hotel was palpable. Once the show started — the spectacle of the spring season — the runway served up enough style to cause an electric storm, from this year's power group of Style Council Ambassadors (Carlos Guzman, David Brehm, Steven Pounders, Gina Zucchet, Lana Constantine, Lea Fisher, Lindsay Jacobs, Nickki St. George, Parker Williams, Paul Hollowell, Vodi Cook, and Zoe Bonnette) to a Fembot- filled dance performance by Gwendolynne Murphy, and look after jaw-dropping look from Forty Five Ten and Traffic LA. The performance closed on an ethereal note with models floating down the runway in breathtaking Iris van Herpen dresses that had been flown in from Paris for the show. Afterwards, guests made their way to the after-party to dance to beats by DJ Lucy Wrubel. SEEN: DIFFA/Dallas board chair Lee Borchert; House of DIFFA: Futuro chair Tim Garippa; live auction host and comedian Dana Goldberg; and Rhonda Sargent Chambers, Bret McKinney, Greg Kelly, Ashley and Matt Innes, D'Andra Simmons, Carol and Tom Hatton, John Terlingo, Steve Kemble, Carmen and Trammell Hancock, Ken Weber, Leah Pasant, and Barbara Adelglass. All eyes on the runway DJ Lucy Wrubel Colby McWilliams Joseph Steffen, Dan Rodriguez Conrad DeBaillon, Lauren Slade Austin & Megan Curry Cearan Henley, Allan Knight Lee Borchert Rhonda Sargent Chambers Chad Collum, Steve Kemble David Chadd-Pritchett, Brad Pritchett Don Gaiser, Victoria Snee Jamie Fawn, Kelly Stafford John Terlingo, Nicky Cecala, Colin Boyd Bela Cooley, Carlos Alonso-Prada, Stephanie Seay, Melanie Till 33

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of PaperCity Magazine - May 2019- Dallas