GETTING HIS KICKS: Fashion Group International’s Dallas chapter bestowed a crystal Career Achievement trophy on Billy Reid at its annual Night of Stars Fashion & Lifestyle Awards gala at the Dallas Trade Mart. “The fashion industry can really kick your a—,” Reid said in his acceptance speech, “but there are some special moments.” It was also a luminous evening for Kay Unger, who took home the Lifetime Achievement trophy, and for several Dallas entrepreneurs. A runway show of artistic felted gowns by Rising Star winner Elizabeth Anyaa opened the program. Susie Straubmueller’s exotic skin handbags clutched the accessories prize and Dera Enochson won the beauty award for her innovative Xen-Tan treatment products. In addition, Mei-Chun Jau was recognized for photography and Shay Geyer for interior design. Brian Bolke presented the Shelly Musselman Design Award, a $10,000 scholarship, to Holly Hmielewski, a senior at Stephens College, who showed a capsule group of vibrantly printed sportswear. The instant the judges saw her designs, Bolke said, they knew she was the winner.

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