Wednesday, April 19, 2017

FGI Dallas Rising Star Awards 2017

On Tuesday, March 7, Galleria Dallas hosted hundreds of Dallas’ most fashionable for the Fashion Group International (FGI) of Dallas Rising Star Awards. FGI is a global, nonprofit, professional organization with 6,000 members in the fashion industry including apparel, accessories, beauty and home. Taking the annual awards presentation in a new direction with producer Jan Strimple, the event space was transformed into an artistic installation with graffiti walls and neon accents. The sold-out event attracted many of Dallas’ hottest names including Maxine Trowbridge, LeeAnne Locken, Jane McGarry, Jane Aldridge, Steve Kemble, D’Andra Simmons, Jeremy Lock, Susan Posnick, Amy Vanderoef, Allison Mitchell and James Taylor. Click here to see a gallery of images.

Congratulations to the winners of Fashion Group International: Dallas
Rising Stars Awards 2017

Fashion Design: Esé Azénabor
 Photography: Thomas Garza
 Makeup/Hair Artistry: Gary Walden
 Interior Design: Shelly Rosenberg
 Mens Fashion: Jeremy Michael Calhoun
 Fashion Blogger: Leah Frazier

Guests enjoyed live music by DJ Jennifer Miller, refreshing cocktails by Kruto Vodka and generous bites from Galleria restaurants (Mi Cocina, Grill on the Alley and Kabuki). After mingling and taking group photos and selfies throughout the space, guests took their seats for the awards presentation, hosted by Courtney Kerr. In between awards, the audience had a chance to see runway shows featuring the work of nominees in the fashion design category. The event was chaired by FGI board member Holly Quartaro, and underwritten by Galleria Dallas (presenting sponsor). Board members at the event included: Heidi Dillon, Rhonda Sargent Chambers, Dawn Mellon, Melissa Rountree, Khanh Nguyen, Britt Harless, Dr. Jason Stanford, and Ken Weber (FGI of Dallas Regional Director). “We are so grateful to Galleria Dallas for underwriting and hosting the Rising Star Awards for the third consecutive year,” said Ken Weber. “This generous sponsorship allows the ticket proceeds to directly benefit the mission of FGI.” For more information on FGI and its mission, please visit their website.