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1. Super Centennial
Founders Herbert Marcus Sr., his sister Carrie Marcus Neiman, and her husband, A.L. Neiman, couldn’t have known the impact Neiman Marcus would have when it opened on September 10, 1907. They were simply trying to bring to Dallas the luxury, ready-to-wear fashions of New York and Paris. On October 13, at the downtown store, the iconic retailer will celebrate its 100th anniversary by opening special commemorative exhibits to the public. Displays will focus on the future, reminisce about the store’s eventful past, and honor its longtime contribution to the retail scene. For more information about anniversary events, check our calendar beginning on p. 69. 1618 Main St. 877-661-0085.

2. Vintage Rocks
Print advertising couldn’t sate Brynn Haney Isom’s desire for creativity. So she put her fashion degree from the University of Texas to good use and designed a clothing line inspired by the independent, feminine styles of the ’60s and ’70s. Isom reinvents vintage materials by giving them modern fits for today’s women and draws beauty out of old scraps by integrating texture and 100 percent silk fabrics. Something old never felt so new. $150–$450 at Kacky & Carl, 2722 Routh St. 214-295-4486.

3. And the Award Goes To…
Recognizing design innovation and continuing standards of retail excellence, the Dallas Market Center will present Phillip Lim with the Rising Star Award and Neiman Marcus with the Fashion Excellence Award at the 32nd annual Dallas Fashion Awards. Since the premiere of 3.1 phillip lim in 2005, the line, which the designer calls “sensual, confident, and intelligent,” has expanded to 250 stores in 26 countries. As for Neiman Marcus, there’s no better time to celebrate, as the store turns 100 this year. Oct 21, 6:30 pm. Grand Pavilion at the Trade Mart, 2100 N. Stemmons Fwy. $135/ticket or $1,000/table. 214-655-7635.

4. Happy Feet
No matter how much weight we gain or lose, shoes always fit. Especially those custom-designed by Rocío Ildemaro, who practices the art of bespoke. However, waiting six months for a pair of handmade shoes—no matter how fabulous—seems unbearable. Thankfully, Ildemaro is introducing a ready-to-wear line exclusive to Dallas. She studied shoe making in Italy (where else?), so it’s no wonder her footwear is so fancy, from boots to ballet flats. $750 and up. www.rocioildemaro.com.

5. High Society
Laura Bush is no Jackie Kennedy, but you have to admit the girl’s got style—thanks to designer Michael Faircloth. Lilly Dodson gave us access to Faircloth as her in-house designer in 1993, and now he’s being honored at Fashion on Main, at an exhibition presented by the Texas Fashion Collection School of Visual Arts at the University of North Texas. From day dresses and suits to ball gowns, the clothes embody Faircloth’s attention to detail and appreciation of the female form. This collection is a must-see. Sep 21–Dec 21. Wed & Fri, noon–5 pm; Thu, noon–8 pm. 1901 Main St. 214-752-8151.

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