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50 and Fabulous!

Regina Campbell

September 22, 2015

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Sip a “Big D” Martini and help celebrate 50 years of unparalleled luxury at NorthPark and Neiman Marcus.

SOUND THE TRUMPETS! An orchestra opened the announcement of the 50 local non-profits that will receive gifts from NorthPark this year.
SOUND THE TRUMPETS! An orchestra opened the announcement of the 50 local non-profits that will receive gifts from NorthPark this year.
A CHARITABLE INITIATIVE Nancy Nasher held a press conference to announce Fifty Years of Giving.
A CHARITABLE INITIATIVE Nancy Nasher held a press conference to announce Fifty Years of Giving.

How does one of the country’s foremost shopping centers, which brings in more than $1 billion in sales a year and is heralded for its unique architecture, luxury tenants and natural landscaping, celebrate 50 years of incomparable shopping? NorthPark Vice President Nancy A. Nasher kicked off this fall’s golden anniversary celebration by announcing Fifty Years of Giving: NorthPark’s commitment to make charitable donations to 50 outstanding Dallas nonprofit initiatives. Recipients range from an after-school theater group for at-risk teens to yoga and art opportunities for local veterans.

TURN IT UP! Dallas celebrity DJ Lucy Wrubel spins a stylish set at the anniversary kick-off.
TURN IT UP! Dallas celebrity DJ Lucy Wrubel spins a stylish set at the anniversary kick-off.
GALLERY STROLL A reception for the Art Meets Fashion: 1965 – 2015 exhibit.
GALLERY STROLL A reception for the Art Meets Fashion: 1965 – 2015 exhibit.
 BLANK CANVAS ArtROCKS! is NorthPark's new initiative that gives shoppers the chance to work with local artists.
BLANK CANVAS ArtROCKS! is NorthPark’s new initiative that gives shoppers the chance to work with local artists.
DECADENT DELIGHTS Custom sweets at La Duni to mark the shopping center's golden anniversary.
DECADENT DELIGHTS Custom sweets at La Duni to mark the shopping center’s golden anniversary.

Although NorthPark has doubled in size since opening, Neiman Marcus is its sole remaining original tenant and is doing its part to mark the milestone in style. NM hosted 50th anniversary shopping events during the center-wide celebration kickoff, delighted shoppers by handing out signature chocolate chip cookies and released The Mermaid Bar’s special anniversary menu of cocktails and entrees that serve as a nod to some of its most popular dishes through the decades. Diners can settle in for a nostalgic chicken potpie, “Big D” Martini (Absolut Citron, Grand Marnier, lemon juice and twist) and other specialties throughout the fall season. Ken Downing also hosted an in-store Lafayette 148 New York runway show where he remarked that this fall, “All roads lead to the 1970s in a very chic and a very modern way.”

STAGE PRESENCE Ken Downing welcomed Lafayette 148 New York Creative Director Edward Wilkerson at a NM 50th anniversary fashion show.
STAGE PRESENCE Ken Downing welcomed Lafayette 148 New York’s Creative Director Edward Wilkerson at a NM 50th anniversary fashion show.
ALL DRESSED UP Neiman Marcus NorthPark decorated its escalator bank in honor of the 50th.
ALL DRESSED UP Neiman Marcus NorthPark decorated its escalator bank in honor of the 50th.

At NorthPark, helping to mark the festivities were Dallas notables David J. Haemisegger, Brent Christopher, Ryan Anthony, Maxwell Anderson, Michal Powell and Kathleen LaValle.

Here, five fashionable ways you can join in toasting NorthPark and Neiman Marcus NorthPark’s very-festive 50th.

CUSP by Neiman Marcus Fashion Show. Saturday, October 10, at 2:30 p.m. CUSP will spotlight the latest contemporary trends at a runway show in NorthCourt as part of Fifty Years of Fashion, a two-day event throughout the mall.

Art Meets Fashion: 1965 – 2015. Through October 25. The exhibition, on view in the hall in front of NM NorthPark, is pulled from the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas and features 29 looks spanning the last 50 years of fashion. Selections include a 1974 Halston silk pantsuit featuring an Andy Warhol printed design, a 1995 dress by Todd Oldham and works by current designers from the 2007 Neiman Marcus show Future Fashion.

A Musical Celebration Featuring the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Saturday, October 17, at 7 p.m. Enjoy an enchanted evening of music under the stars with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The free, 60-minute performance features popular orchestral pieces performed by more than 60 musicians.

ArtROCKS! Sunday, October 18. The inaugural ArtROCKS! event at CenterPark Garden invites children to take part in hands-on art projects led by local artists and set to live music.

Leo Villareal Exhibition. NorthPark is regarded internationally for the museum-quality art exhibited throughout its halls since first opening its doors. In celebration of the 50th anniversary, two major works by Leo Villareal will be on view later this fall, including a newly commissioned piece inspired by his iconic Buckyball sculpture.

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