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30 WHEN FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION BY LISA COLLINS SHADDOCK. PHOTOGRAPHY GEORGE FIALA. A rt Ball guests, as per unwritten rule, pushed fashion boundaries in labels ranging from Alexander McQueen to Rick Owens, congre- gating around a moss-covered bar during the cocktail hour of Art Ball 2019. In the stately tent, erected adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art for its 54th annual fundraising gala, Todd Fiscus set an ethereal scene with greenery, simple glassware, and organic wooden elements that carried through to the main ballroom, which was covered in a wash of soft-pink light and canopies of foliage. This year's theme, "Form + Function: A Celebration of Craftsmanship Throughout the Collection," was chaired by Lindsey Collins and Amanda Shufeldt, who said the evening was about celebrating the artistry of creation in its many forms, as well as a nod to the abundance of works in the museum's permanent collection. Once everyone was seated for dinner, a video welcome message morphed into a choreographed shadow dance performed behind a screen by Los Angeles group Eclipse. A four-course dinner from Cassandra Fine Catering followed, with no shortage of caviar. As dessert was served, auctioneer and Christie's vice president Robbie Gordy took the stage to kick off the anticipated live auction, which offered a safari adventure in Kenya and a New York Fashion Week experience with Moda Operandi. After more than a few bidding wars, the final item was put on the block: a once-in-a-lifetime journey through Mexico City with DMA director Agustín Arteaga. Servers poured tequila shots at each table to set the mood as Gordy described the trip's itinerary, which included dining in Frida Kahlo's private garden at Casa Azul. A few days following the gala, news came that $1 million was raised, proving a little tequila can go quite a long way. SEEN: Catherine Rose, Micki and Mike Rawlings, Jessica and Dirk Nowitzki, Nancy Rogers, Nancy Dedman, Moll and Charlie Anderson, Mandy and Bill Dillard, Peggy and Carl Sewell, Ceron and Todd Fiscus, Brian Bolke and Faisal Halum, Cindy Rachofsky, and Rajan Patel. THE DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART'S ANNUAL GALA FUSES FASHION AND TEQUILA. Helen McGuire, Roslyn Walker, Brendan McGuire Lindsay & Cindy Brown, Daffan & Doug Nettle Michael McCray & Gonzalo Bueno, Alana & Adrian Sada Hallie Lamont Kara Goss, Jake Walton Lindsey Collins, Amanda Shufeldt Meredith & Mark Plunkett Bill & Mandy Dillard Zoe Bonnette, Hollee Hirzel Meredith Land, Tina Craig Carlos Gonzalez-Jaime & Agustín Arteaga Dirk & Jessica Nowitzki

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