Thursday, August 2, 2012

Designer Lela Rose to be honored at FGI's "Night of Star's" Gala

Fashion Group International of Dallas (FGI Dallas) announced today top American clothing designer Lela Rose as the recipient of the Career Achievement in Fashion Award. 

The award will be presented to Rose at FGI Dallas’ Fashion and Lifestyle Awards, “Night of Stars” gala on November 16. The gala will be held at the Grand Pavilion of The Trade Mart at Dallas Market Center from 7-10 p.m. This year, the event will feature a runway show starring the Fashion Police, 11 local philanthropic notables, sponsored by premier shopping hub NorthPark Center.

Dallas Market Center is the event space sponsor, and Jan Strimple Productions will produce the fashion show. NorthPark Center’s fashion and public relations director, Victoria Snee, will host the evening as emcee.

“Lela Rose is an inspiration in the fashion industry. Her exquisite taste, incredible attention to detail, flawless aesthetic, and unique point of view make her the perfect recipient for FGI Dallas’ Career Achievement in Fashion Award,” said Maxine Trowbridge, founder and editor of online fashion magazine PinkMemo and gala co-chair.  I am personally a HUGE fan of Lela Rose. Her designs consist of classic tailoring but use modern fabrications which I find extremely flattering.

Lela Rose boutique in Highland Park Village

Rose, a Dallas native, is a well known couture designer whose hand-finished, ready-to-wear creations are sold at more than 75 specialty stores nationwide including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and at her flagship store at 69 Highland Park Village in Dallas. Her collections are also available internationally in Canada, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Taiwan, and Japan. In addition to intricately crafted separates, dresses, and jackets, Rose designs wedding gowns as well as bridesmaid dresses in partnership with the Dessy Group.

The event is FGI Dallas’ largest fundraiser of the year and directly supports more than $40,000 in multiple scholarships to local fashion students.  Tickets for the Fashion and Lifestyle Awards “Night of Stars” gala are available online at and directly through their office at 214-634-0204. Tickets range in price from $75 to $3,000.