32nd Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show Sets Style
By Cynthia Smoot
Photography by Dana Driensky
THE SCENE: The Morton Meyerson Symphony Center was recently the site of the 32nd Annual Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon & Fashion Show presented by Nancy C. and Richard R. Rogers and Ryan, LLC. Clarice Tinsley returned as emcee for the day and presented the Spirit of Tom Landry Award to adorable teen survivor Luke Lange. George Alden Ryan took home the Lynda Adleta Heart of Golf Award and Edgar A. Robinson was honored with the Memorial Hero Award.
THE VIBE: Co-chairs Gina Betts and Michael Flores, mixed and mingled with over 800 guests, most of whom were dressed in Saint Valentine’s Day red, white or pink. Jan Strimple once again lent her vision and expertise to the event, creating a “Fire and Ice” themed fashion extravaganza. Highland Park Village lent their luxury tenants for this year’s fashion show in a parade of Spring fashions from Alice & Olivia, Carolina Herrera, Hadleigh’s, Hadleigh’s Baby, Market and St. John. Among the fashionable set were Lee Bailey, Lisa Singleton, Dawn Mellon, Carmen Surgent, Chef Kent Rathbun and his wife, Tracy, Gina Ginsburg and Bravo’s Real Housewives of Dallas regulars LeeAnne Locken and Tiffany Hendra.
THE CAUSE: The event raised a record-breaking $852,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, bringing the total raised from this event over the last 32 years to over $11 million.