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32 WHERE THE WEST WAS WON BY CHRISTINA GEYER. PHOTOGRAPHY COOPER NEILL/GETTY IMAGES, BRUNO/SNAP THE PICTURE. T hree hours before show time, fashion designer Prabal Gurung was barefoot in his suite at The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. He was in town for what will go down as the event of the season: a runway show and celebration of his Spring 2020 and 10th anniversary collection, which was shown in New York a week prior, with Miron Crosby providing boots. I asked him the question everyone in Dallas has wondered since receiving invitations to the western-themed bash hosted by Barbara Bush, Tina Craig, Nasiba Adilova, Nancy Rogers, and Miron Crosby's darling founders Lizze Means Duplantis and Sarah Means: What should we wear? "Something fabulous, something crazy. Something that let's me know who you are," Gurung said. "If you want to come in a ball gown and boots, that's perfectly fine." Later that night, a flood of guests arrived to the Great Lawn at the Mansion wearing a kaleidoscope of hues and, of course, cowboy boots — most of which were Miron Crosby. When asked to put a Texas spin on a New York Fashion Week moment, our hostesses looked to Missy Peck, who recently launched her own event biz after eight years as Forty Five Ten's event muse. Peck positively transformed the Great Lawn into a glamorous rodeo. As models in Gurung's Spring collection boot- scooted down the runway, a team of rodeo queens on horseback rode in with custom Miron Crosby x Prabal Gurung flags. Pam Minick, champion calf roper and a member of the Cowgirl Hall of Fame, emceed the evening, adding to the Texas stamp. The evening kicked off with a shot of tequila and a glass raised to the collision of friendship and craftsmanship that made the partnership between the two brands possible. Gurung and Miron Crosby's meet-cute was serendipity. "One of my best friends, Barbara Bush, was getting married and the theme was cowboy," Gurung said. "So I was looking around for boots to wear to Crawford, Texas, where the wedding was being held. I looked online and found Miron Crosby. When I saw what they stood for and what they do — a woman-led business, and the artisans that they work with, the craftsmanship, made in America — it's very close to my ethos. Everything seemed to be aligned." Just like that, Duplantis and Means were putting a new spin on their beloved, custom-made boots for Gurung's runway show. SEEN: Former First Lady Laura Bush, who sang Gurung's praises, having met him years ago when he was working for Bill Blass; Brian Bolke and Faisal Halum, Jessica Nowitzki, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, Kelli Ford, Ann Hobson, Margretta Wikert, Olivia Kearney, Elaine Agather, Jennifer Karol, Brooke Hortenstine, and Meredith Land. MIRON CROSBY AND PRABAL GURUNG TEAM FOR THE FASHION RODEO EVENT OF THE SEASON. Catherine Giudici-Lowe Nasiba Hartland-Mackie Billy Fong, Kristen Cole Nancy Rogers, Prabal Gurung, Tina Craig Lizzie Means Duplantis, Sarah Means Vito Cammisano Zoe Bonnette Boots on Prabal Gurung runway Amy Havins, Krystal Schlegel Barbara Bush, Laura Bush Howard Rachofsky Cindy Rachofsky, Jeny Bania

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