FIFTEEN FOR 15: Luxury retailer Forty Five Ten is marking its 15th anniversary by donating an exclusive collection of designer fashions and housewares to the annual ball benefiting the Dallas Museum of Art. “Our first opening party was the Art Ball patron party in 2000, so it was kind of bringing it full circle,” explained store president and co-founder Brian Bolke. “Every designer we asked to design product jumped at the chance to join for such a great cause. The 15 items we are doing are going to be the silent auction for the ball, and 100 percent of the proceeds are going to the DMA.”
Each product will be offered in an edition of one, five or 15, in addition to 50 John Derian plates and 150 Edward Bess lipsticks. Prices span from Bess’ $32 “Dallas Pink” lip color to a piece of Hoorsenbuhs gold jewelry valued at $25,000 or more.
Single editions include a Loewe runway shopper, an Eddie Borgo handbag, and a Moschino gown. The other participants are: Roland Mouret, Proenza Schouler, Ashish, Lisa Perry, Nicholas Kirkwood, Elder Statesman, Diptyque, David Sutherland x John Dickenson, and Chandler By Selima Optique, part of a new luxury sunglasses line by Tyson and Kimberly Chandler.
Some companies donated the items while others were purchased at various discounts, Bolke said. Held at the DMA, the Art Ball is set for April 11.