FGI Night of Stars Gala Shines Brightly

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Fashion Industry Gallery (better known as FIG) was the setting for an evening of glitz and high-glamour when the industry elite of Dallas fashion gathered to pay homage to those who have placed Dallas on the map of the world’s fashion scene. Actress Morgan Fairchild, who hails from Dallas, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in film and television. Nancy Nasher, owner of NorthPark Center, was the recipient of the Career Achievement Award in Business. David Sutherland was the recipient of the Career Achievement Award in Interior Design, and Nancy Carlson was the recipient of the Art Patron of the Year award. The highlight of the evening was Prabal Gurung, recipient of the Career Achievement Award in Fashion, who presented his Spring 2016 Collection for guests’ enjoyment.


FGI Night of Stars might as well be the Academy Awards of Dallas fashion because of the occasion’s opulence. Attendees entered the gala on a red carpet and walked straight onto a paparazzi atmosphere. A strategically placed silent auction was positioned in the center aisle of the gallery so that attendees wouldn’t miss it. A menu of cauliflower soup, a gourmet chicken pot pie and a pumpkin spice cake delighted all the guests.


The event hosts were Chuck Steelman, the FGI of Dallas regional director, along with chairs Maxine Towbridge and Rachel Roberts. The event is FGI Dallas’ largest fundraiser of the year and proceeds from the event fund FGI Dallas’ foundation scholarships. This year marks the 66th year of Fashion Group International of Dallas (FGI Dallas). FGI Dallas is part of Fashion Group International, Inc., a global, non-profit, professional organization with more than 6,000 members representing all areas of the fashion industry. Fashion Group International, Inc. provides a high-profile forum to promote the fashion business by hosting events that educate and facilitate the exchange of ideas by giving back to the community. For more information about FGI Dallas visit

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