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M ore than 300 gathered to make sure the chairmen would m e e t t h e i r f u n d r a i s i n g goals, which support the DMA's commitment to providing diverse exhibitions and engaging educational and public programs, as well as caring for and preserving a collection of more than 25,000 objects. Dinner included white asparagus and caviar with chive crème fraîche followed by a divine lobster salad. I'll say it again: If Cassandra Moses (Art 2 Catering) is the wizard in charge of the menu, then I'm eating. Then it was on to the live auction with frenzied and boisterous bidding, with the highest amount paid for a bespoke journey to Bogotá and Cartagena with The Eugene McDermott Director of the DMA, Agustín Arteaga. At the close of the live auction, dancers who looked plucked from the Jazz Age in vintage shimmering gold beckoned guests into the tent for the after-party. Magically, Todd Fiscus and the Todd Events team had transformed the space into an homage to the iconic Carlyle's Bemelmans Bar. Works incorporating Dallas landmarks, executed in the style of artist Ludwig Bemelman, playfully dotted the space, along with intimate tables ready for tête-à-têtes. Most, however, found themselves on their feet, dancing to L.A.-based crooner Sergio Vellatti and a six-piece band. performing classics from the big band era. Back to the fashion … There were too many gorgeous women in divine frocks and dashing gents in black tie or some variation thereof to mention them all, but here are a few of my favorites. Capera Ryan gave glamour vibes like a '60s French pop star via a black-and-silver metallic dress with a fuchsia clutch. Melinda Knowles went short for the evening with a cocktail-length blush-pink Pamela Roland dress. I spied Tom Hanson and Jane Humphrey by the bar, looking straight out of central casting from the studio era of Hollywood: His chiseled features accented by a cream-colored silk scarf draped rakishly around his neck, and she like a Hitchcock blond, with a demure and shimmering dress and sleek hair. Neiman Marcus PR guru Marjon Zabihi Henderson reminded me of a mash-up of Feud: Capote vs. The Swans and Palm Royale with a La DoubleJ one-shoulder printed sequin caftan, Amina Muaddi bag, and vibrant Manolos. Finally, the award for best guest channeling her inner Swan goes to Melissa Smrekar in a shocking chartreuse caped gown that appeared to have been pulled from Lee Radziwill's wardrobe, worn with Schiaparelli earrings and pulled together in the mid-century lane via black opera-length gloves. Spotted: Nancy and Jeremy Halbreich, Amber Griffin, Elaine and Neils Agather, Gonzalo Bueno and Michael McCray, Lucy and Tom Burns, Ceron, Grace Cook, Laura and Walter Elcock, JoJo and Eric Fleiss, Robert Hallam Jr., Tom Hanson, Christina and Sal Jafar, Catalina Gonzalez Jorba and Santiago Jorba, Kasey and Todd Lemkin, Lynn McBee, Andrea and Vipin Nambiar, Deedie Rose, Kristin Hallam, Alana and Adrian Sada, Peggy Sewell, Gowri and Alex Sharma, Nancy Dedman, Brad Kelly, Amanda and Charlie Shufeldt, Emily and Steve Summers, and Sharon Young. Amber Griffin Laurel Bush Nardos Imam Art Ball 2024 Guillermo & Adriana Perales Adrian & Alana Sada Danielle Hunter, Reed Robertson Morgan Williams, Kasey Lemkin Marlena & Brent English Marjon & Gibbs Henderson Ryan Ross, Mary McGreevy William Jennings, Robbie Kruithoff 25

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