People Watching: McQueen Ruled at Ten Best Dressed Luncheon

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McQueen Ruled at Ten Best Dressed Luncheon
By Margaux Anbouba

The ladies of the Crystal Charity ball went "glamping," aka glamorous camping, at last Thursday's Ten Best Dressed Luncheon. While there was a tent involved, it wasn't in the way you think — this event outside the Downtown Neiman Marcus was filled with designer-clad spectators and an Alexander McQueen runway show; no bug spray or sleeping bags needed.

McQueen reigned supreme when it came to ensembles at the luncheon. Many of the attendees were dressed in the designer's vintage and current pieces, and the honorees kicked off the fashion show with a strut on the catwalk in McQueen's fall/winter 2013 line. Each of the 10 ladies were escorted by a male model, while the hall of fame honoree, Lisa Trout, walked down the runway with her husband, Kenny Troutt. 

Amy Fine Collins, a special correspondent for Vanity Fair, and Jeff Byron, the general manager of the downtown Neiman Marcus, emceed the beginning of the show. Once the Ten Best Dressed were presented, professional models showed off the fall/winter 2013 designs, which included renaissance ruffled collars, embellished hose, and couture gowns.

The well-dressed guests included Liz Radler, the U.S. president of Alexander McQueen; Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Charlotte Jones Anderson; ball chair Caren Kline wearing the honored designer; luncheon chair Claire Emanuelson and her son Hillis; Jennie Reeves and her DJ daughter Lucy Wrubel in Chanel; and Erin Mathews, accesorized with a McQueen knuckle-duster clutch. 

As if the people watching and runway show weren't enough, the luncheon was concluded with slices of Neiman Marcus' signature chocolate cake. Kline is known for her love of the sweet treat and has included it at every Crystal Charity event.