Chic Luncheon Benefitting Mosaic Family Services Inspires.
By Molly Bayme
Photographed by Dana Driensky
THE SCENE: Recently Al Biernat hosted the first annual Fashion for Freedom luncheon benefiting the Mosaic Family Services’ endeavor to thwart human trafficking at his eponymous landmark Dallas restaurant. The luncheon spotlighted Dallas fashion designer Abi Ferrin’s fashion line and also featured designer Juliette Longuet’s clothing, as Dallas mayor Michael S. Rawlings and other VIPs guests enjoyed the event.
THE VIBE: The event began with a martini reception, allowing guests to coalesce and mingle amongst themselves while imbibing fabulous martinis and eating hors d’oeuvres to wet their appetite. Once attendants ate lunch, the Campbell Agency- produced fashion show began. For the fashion show the designers presented, a posh in house pop-up store was set up and fifteen percent of its sales were donated to Mosaic Family services. As the show and the luncheon came to a close, guests’ goodie bags included ESPA’s beauty products and a 90-minute spa service of each guests choice sponsored by Tim Headington of Headington Companies on behalf of Joule and ESPA.
THE CAUSE: The event was co-chaired by Kristen Muller and Rekha Yalamanchili. Mosaic Family Services was the first non-profit organization in Texas to start an anti-trafficking program and gives support to those who were subjected to domestic violence and/or human trafficking. It provides legal representation, shelter, counseling, and support to victims. This organization was created twenty years ago and since then has impacted 70,000 lives; however, the number of people this organization helps increases day by day.