Fashion Fete

| March 3, 2016 | Parties National

The Fairmont Grand Del Mar was transformed into a bejeweled winter wonderland for the annual Art of Neiman Marcus dinner. On this magical evening, models donned precious jewels, furs and couture gowns while mingling with guests in the Manchester Salon.
It was overflowing with San Diego’s fashionable who’s who, including Rocio Flynn, Miriam Smotrich, Jo Ann Kilty, Valerie Cooper, and Pam and Gregg Marks.
Jazz songstress Lorraine Castellanos cooed old standards while guests ogled looks by J. Mendel, KaufmanFranco and Jenny Packham. The va-va-voom furs came courtesy of Giuliana Teso, KaufmanFranco and J. Mendel. The grand finale? Castellanos brought down the house with “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” as models paraded down the aisles to the South Gallery, luring guests to a sparkling showroom brimming with transparent and blush-hued stones. Diamonds! Diamonds! And I don’t mean rhinestones! -Photography by Tim King


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