WHO: Carolina Herrera and daughters Carolina Herrera de Baez and Patricia Lansing; Francois Kress, Carolina Herrera New York CEO; photographer Bruce Weber and partner Nan Bush; President and CEO, Neiman Marcus Group, Karen Katz; President, Chief Merchandise Officer, Neiman Marcus Group, Jim Gold; Senior Vice President, Fashion Director, Neiman Marcus Ken Downing; Vice President, General Manager, Neiman Marcus Downtown, Jeffrey Byron.
WHAT: Since its launch in 1981, the Carolina Herrera New York brand has been carried at Neiman Marcus. As part of the celebration of Carolina Herrera’s 35th Anniversary, she has been selected as the honored guest designer for the Crystal Charity Ten Best Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon, where her Resort 2016 Collection will walk the runway.
To honor Carolina Herrera’s longstanding legacy, Neiman Marcus Group CEO, Karen Katz will be honoring the designer with The Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion prior to the formal runway show.
Created in 1938 by Stanley Marcus, son of Neiman Marcus co-founder Herbert Marcus, award brings public awareness to those who have made a distinct contribution to the world of fashion by designing, promoting, or wearing fashion in a way that influences the public.
More than 100 luminaries have received The Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion since its inception. Past honorees include HSH the Princess Grace of Monaco, Estée Lauder, Coco Chanel, The Artisans of Baccarat, Oscar de la Renta, Giorgio Armani, and Miuccia Prada. Stanley Marcus won the Award in 1995 at a Neiman Marcus gala in Dallas celebrating his ninetieth birthday. The Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion predates The Cody American Fashion Critics’ Award. And unlike the Cody is still being awarded today.
Since 1952, the sole purpose of The Crystal Charity Ball has been to aid, support and make contributions to children’s charities in Dallas County. As a nonprofit organization, independent of any national affiliation, members of The Crystal Charity Ball Committee have raised more than $130 million for more than 140 worthy beneficiaries over the past 60 years.
WHEN: Friday, September 16, 2016
10:30 AM – Reception Begins on Main Floor
11:15 AM – Doors Open to the Tent
11:45 AM – Program Begins; The Ten Best Dressed and Hall of Fame Walk the Runway, Karen Katz Presents Mrs. Herrera with The Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion.
12:15 PM – Carolina Herrera Resort 2016 Collection Fashion Show Begins
12:45 PM – Fashion Show Ends and Lunch is Served
WHERE: Neiman Marcus Downtown
1618 Main Street
Dallas, Texas 75201