Gaga at ZaZa

A Party 10 Years in the Making

Billy Fong  |  Photos by Jason Acton
February 27, 2013
Event Date:
January 19, 2013

I don’t know about you, but it seems like yesterday that Hotel ZaZa blew open its chic doors in Uptown. This rare breed of boutique lodging never feels claustrophobic, even when it’s filled with 1,200 of Dallas’ swellegant set, as it was for its 10th anniversary party. I kicked off the festivities with some afternoon shopping in Highland Park Village with Regan Landreth (making multiple stops for vino between store visits) and a sunset drink on Piper Wyatt’s gorgeous lanai before arriving at the soirée with the brilliant Brooke Hortenstine. She looked effortless in a vintage fur shrug hanging from her demure shoulders — very Olsen twins — with a simple silk Lanvin cocktail frock underneath. I was super-stoked (pardon my word choice; perhaps it’s a hangover from January, when I was forced to watch way too many football games) to be wearing a new addition to my wardrobe arsenal: Marc Jacobs gold lamé pants. Other gorgeously garbed guests included Lori Givens, Wren Homsey, Maxine Trowbridge, Kary and Eduardo Brittingham, Barbara and Don Daseke, Lindsay and Chuck Jacaman, Garry Cox, Don McDermett, Kellie Rasberry, John Terlingo, Nasiba Adilova, Matt Martinez, Gina Safar, Kelli Stinson, Brian Carr, Jamie Jones, Taylor Harp, Julien Sabatien, Morgan Carnevale, Robert Burnside, Jackson, Colleen Davis, Greer Colton, and Dwight Emanuelson. After such an evening, I am tempted to set myself up in residence at the ZaZa, something akin to a writer eating his way through an advance on a screenplay at the Chateau Marmont. Does anyone still go to Craigslist to read the “missed connections” posts? I really felt like putting in my own to find the girl in the red jumper at the party. Doll, you won — hands down — best ensemble of the evening. It was recent Valentino meets Jerry Hall at Studio 54.