Wednesday, September 13

A Perfect 10

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Pictured above: Doniphan Moore, Michelle Nussbaumer and Michael Thomas

Catherine Lowe and Whitney Kutch | Dolce & Gabbana bag | Kara and Randall Goss

 

The style stars of Dallas were especially bright last Thursday, twinkling over four floors of Forty Five Ten’s Main Street flagship to toast the city’s 10 Most Stylish of 2017. Most of the ten honorees—debated and determined with remarkably little disagreement by teams from D magazine and Forty Five Ten—were in attendance, along with roughly 300 friends, family, colleagues and past (and no doubt future) honorees. It was difficult to say whether there was more Gucci on the racks or on the crowd.

The store was transformed into a temporary gallery, with photographer Elizabeth Lavin’s portraits of the honorees showcased on easels throughout the second and third floors. Next to each stood a mannequin styled in homage. As in the portraits, white shirts from the Forty Five Ten fall edit served as the only common denominator among the vastly different expressions of fashion individuality.

Honoree Michelle Nussbaumer and Forty Five Ten Home Creative Director Rob Dailey sipped bubbly next to the portrait of Nussbaumer wearing ruffled white Tome NYC, a vintage skirt and several pounds of bohemian jewelry. Tom Ford-clad Patrick Tichacek greeted well-wishers in the men’s department. Sisters Jan Barbologio and Christina Barboglio Lynch came out to celebrate Lynch’s daughter, Mi Golondrina founder Cristina Lynch. Also fielding congratulations were Clan of Cro designer Kendall Eckerd Falcon, Dallas Contemporary senior curator Justine Ludwig, Fred Holston of Kim Dawson Agency, Jonathan Merla of Forty Five Ten and bloggers Natalie and Sarah Knowlton of We the Birds.

More notables in the crowd: D Magazine Partners president Christine Allison; Kim Dawson Agency owner Lisa Dawson and husband, writer Tom Maurstad; Tony Longoria and Michelle Kohanzo of Todd Oldham Studio; artist Blake Wright; 1814 Magazine editor Michael Thomas; interior designer Doniphan Moore; and entrepreneur (and Bachelor-franchise success story) Catherine Giudici Lowe. —Rosie Roberson

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Jonathan Merla | Rowan Abusad and Kendall Falcon

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Rowan Abusad, Sydney Pulford, Caleb Smith, Jenna Coalter and Ryan Foster

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Tesla photo booth

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Tony Longoria and Michelle Kohanzo  | Patrick Tichacek  | Becky Bruder and Justine Ludwig

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Stevie Moore and Robert Maxwell | Cristina B. Lynch, Cristina Lynch, Harry Lynch & Jan Barboglio | Blake Wright and Fred Holston

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Joel Baldazo and Rob Dailey | Karla McKinley | Julian Machann and Ruben Burgess

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Christine Allison and Jan Barboglio | Laree Hulshoff, Casey Bunch and Jo Marie Lilly  | Diamond Mahone and Linda Ewing

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