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Best Dressed honorees take runway bows, Event raises $600,000 for the March of Dimes

By Shelby Hodge

April 12, 2007

Twenty-five members of the Best Dressed Hall of Fame joined the 2007 honorees for a high-fashion stroll down the catwalk that had the sellout crowd of more than 500 wild with enthusiasm.

The embrace between fashion and philanthropy resulted in a windfall $600,000 for the March of Dimes — credit due to the high-powered team of Sue Smith and Becca Cason Thrash, chairs of the black-tie benefit.

The duo is also credited with the winning concept of changing the event from the traditional luncheon format to a swank dinner party in honor of the 25th anniversary. The result was more money than ever before and a strong contingent of men populating the audience. This was no ladies night out.

Even the vampy fashion presentation of winter designs by Peter Dundas for Ungaro offered high entertainment for both sexes. Lots of flesh, body-hugging designs and glitz. Neiman Marcus brought Dundas and his team in from Paris for the event. The affable, blond designer was a hit, particularly with the crowd of several dozen that gathered in the bar at Tony's after the big event.


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