Haute Launch: Stella McCartney

By Abby Gregory
|  Friday, Sep 16, 2011  |  Updated 10:47 AM CDT
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Dallas' Stella McCartney boutique opened in high style recently, and we're filling you in on the glamorous guest list and the designer's fab Fall collection.

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Dallas' Stella McCartney boutique hosted its grand opening last night, and we're dishing the details from the glamorous event. The newest addition to the chic shops at Highland Park Village feted its arrival with an over-the-top party that was British high-style meets Picadilly.

The Scene. Guests were greeted by a U.K.-themed quartet and haute models in McCartney's Fall collection. The infinite number of whimsical pink and silver balloons adorning store's exterior set the tone for the bash, but our favorite party favor was definitely the specialty cocktails, like the Pimm's Cup, which were the perfect accessory for the event's frivolously international theme.

The Guest List. Walking in we spotted the ridiculously gorgeous Jerry Hall visiting with friends, and hanging out among the haute couture, we spied Dallas darlings like Allison and Courtney Edwards, Natasha Nazerian, and Rhonda Sargent Chambers. The evening's host, Capera Ryan, looked stunning in her black cocktail frock by McCartney, and we were seriously coveting her diamond-encrusted statement earrings as well. Ryan, a vice president for Christie's Auction House, which collaborated with the label to host last night's bash, was the epitome of international style.

The Collection. So many favorites -- so little time. Our top picks among McCartney's Fall collection included an ultra-fitted navy dress with sheer lace insets, satin tops in the perfect shade of emerald, and gowns in neutral and winter white that were demure yet evocative. The Dallas-only version of McCartney's famous Falabella bag, done in gorgeous dove grey leather, was on display as well, and since the label was giving away one of the cool totes to a lucky party guest, all stylish eyes were on the prize throughout the evening.

The Boutique. Offering primarily McCartney's women's line, the Dallas shop also boasts shoes, handbags, lingerie, and kid's clothing from the designer. The decor was, frankly, hard to examine given the number of attendees during the opening party, but we adored the clean-lined, quirky chairs near the shoe selection, which were the ideal seats in which to cool our heels briefly.

Check out Stella McCartney's cool boutique at 18 Highland Park Village; we can only hope that they plan to continue serving last evening's delicious cotton candy regularly.

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