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Event Chairs Sharon Lee Clark and Kira Nasrat kicked-off the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League 9th Annual Fashion Notes Luncheon and Style Show on October 13, 2022 at a fresh new venue. It was held in the new Virgin Hotels Dallas at its premiere location in the Design District located at 1445 Turtle Creek Boulevard, providing a youthful vibe for the event. 

“We are delighted to celebrate elegantly bold fashion and timeless music in this incredible new venue,” said DSOL President Cynthia Beaird.  

Highlighting fashion design and the Dallas Symphony Community, the event started with a morning reception and raffle followed by a fashion presentation and luncheon live auction. 

The crowd was dressed ultra-trendy. In attendance were many young movers and shakers including Kate Boatright, Madelaine Lam, Laura Price, Nipa Nobel, Samantha Stewart, Anne Hyun, Melissa Pastora, Whitney Turner and Madelaine Lam.  

Cynthia Beaird introduced the Honorary Chairs, mother-daughter duo Janie Donosky Condon and Patsy Donosky, longtime supporters of the Dallas Symphony and well known throughout the Dallas arts community. Patsy and Janie are the daughter and granddaughter of the late Juanita and Henry Miller, a philanthropic family that has been instrumental in transforming the DSO and the Dallas arts community through the years with their support. 

This year’s featured Fashion Designer Award was presented to Lele Sadoughi, who started the craze of decorated headbands which adorned the heads of many guests in the audience and on the runway models. Lele attended with family members in support: her mom Jeri Finkelstein and her daughter Shanna Bygott-Webb. 

Stunning fashions from St. John were modeled in a runway presentation by League members and their families, past and present DSOL Debutantes, and members of the DSO Family. 

Bachendorf's was the fine jewelry sponsor and adorned the models with beautiful jewelry. 

The event was sponsored by PaperCity, the print and digital local luxury lifestyle media sponsor and Virgin Hotels Dallas

Proceeds from the event benefit the Dallas Symphony Association’s Education and Outreach programs including Young Strings and Young Musicians which provide free instruments and free music lessons to children in the Dallas Community. 

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