Fashion X Dallas Returns to FIG: Announces 2016 Style Setters

August 23, 2016
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What is coined as the unofficial Fashion Week or shall we say “weekend” in Dallas is slated for a stylish return, but this year the 3-day extravaganza carries a twist. It’s Fashion X Dallas; the annual celebration of local talent, Project Runway All-Stars, and of course, the perfect excuse to dust off designer duds to be seen on the scene.

While guests anticipate the normal run of show, Fashion X will trek back to the Big D, with a newly minted “Style Setter” series, that adds a dash of local flavor to an already seasoned agenda. But before we get to the major announcement of who was selected and why, here are all the need-to-know details on what the Fashion X crew has in store for Dallas this year.

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F.I.G. is again the venue of choice for the highly anticipated event presented by Cadillac, with a jam-packed schedule of designer favorites to take on the runway. From Project Runway faves Chloe Dao, Michelle Lesniak, and Korto Momolu to local picks Binzario Couture, Abi Ferrin, and Tinsley Radix — guests are in for a fashion sensory overload.

And while the trailing list of designers surely gets our adrenaline pumping, it’s the new addition of “Style Setters” that has us piqued. The lucky four influencers were chosen not only for their coveted style, but for their philanthropic efforts in the community. Style Setter tickets are specially priced, with the Fashion X crew donating a portion of “Style Setter” ticket proceeds to a designated non-profit.

So who are the lucky four?

LeeAnne Locken

If you can say the word “charity” 20 times fast or even think “it’s a little Plano in here,” then you probably have a hint as to this obvious “mouth of the South.” The charity queen, Real Housewives of Dallas star, and long-time Fashionistas member LeeAnne Locken is bringing more than just the drama to Fashion X Dallas — she’s bringing her wardrobe.

Looks from LeeAnne’s closet will rock the runway on Thursday, September 8th with a portion of “Style Setter” ticket proceeds benefiting AIDS Services of Dallas.


Steve Kemble

He’s here. He’s there. He’s everywhere! Steve Kemble, “America’s Sassiest Lifestyle Guru,” has led the charge in the pop culture kingdom, dishing dirt on what’s hot and what’s not in the world of Hollywood. A recognizable voice for Dallas, Steve can be heard on CBS Radio, and typically spotted about town hosting multiple corporate, charity, and fashion events.

As a chosen “Style Setter”, guests can peep looks by Gucci, Saint Laurent, Valentino, and even a Gianni Versace look purchased from Elton John himself at the Runways & Gallery presentation of Fashion X Dallas, Thursday September 8th. A portion of these ticket proceeds will benefit AIDS Services of Dallas.

Heidi Dillon

A powerful force within the charity realm, this third Style Setter is no stranger to the Dallas philanthropy scene. Coined by the Real Housewives of Dallas as Heidi “Effin” Dillon, this former reality star has chaired several high-profile events within the metroplex.

From Dallas Museum of Art’s Art Ball to the Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon to founding the local non-profit THE FASHIONISTAS, Dillon has left her influential touch on many organizations in Dallas, exhibiting a wealth of social good. The best looks from Dillon’s closet will hit the runway on Friday, September 9th, with a portion of ticket proceeds from this evening benefiting Fashion Group International’s Dallas Scholarship Fund.

Linda Gray

Saving the best for last, the Fashion X squad will honor award-winning actress, accomplished director, and recognizable Dallas sweetheart Linda Gray as a Style Setter.

Widely known for her portrayal of ‘Sue Ellen’ on the original TV series “Dallas,” the highly revered actress will fulfill the last Style Setter series, gracing the runway with her covetable closet fashions on Saturday, September 10th. A portion of the Saturday Style Setter ticket proceeds will benefit Assist the Officer Foundation Dallas.

For more information on tickets and the Style Setter series, visit or Use code “FXDLeah” at checkout for a 15% discount off all ticket purchases. 

Photos Used Courtesy of Fashion X Dallas.

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