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A hot designer, spring fashions and Muhammad Ali shoes are a rocking Recipe for Success

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198, Dress for Dinner event, March 2013, Edward Wilkerson, Gracie Cavnar
Edward Wilkerson and Gracie Cavnar Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
236, Dress for Dinner event, March 2013, Terry Turner, Ceron, Diane Lokey Farb, Todd Fiscus
Terry Turner, from left, Cerón, Diane Lokey Farb and Todd Fiscus Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
157, Dress for Dinner event, March 2013, Carrie Colbert, Kelli Colbert
Carrie Colbert, left, and Kelli Colbert Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
250, Dress for Dinner event, March 2013, Vicki Rizzo, Mauri Oliver
Vicki Rizzo, left, and Mauri Oliver Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
232, Dress for Dinner event, March 2013, Monica Abney, Bethany Buchanan
Monica Abney, left, and Bethany Buchanan Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
255, Dress for Dinner event, March 2013, Will Matthews, Davon Hatchett, Roslyn Bazzelle, Pamela Ulmer
Will Matthews, from left, Davon Hatchett, Roslyn Bazzelle and Pamela Ulmer Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
220, Dress for Dinner event, March 2013, Katy Atlas, Chad Atlas
Katy and Chad Atlas Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
228, Dress for Dinner event, March 2013, Leisa Holland Nelson, Yvonne Cormier
Leisa Holland Nelson, left, and Yvonne Cormier Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
215, Dress for Dinner event, March 2013, Joann Crassas, Rosemary Schatzman
Joann Crassas, left, and Rosemary Schatzman Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
170, Dress for Dinner event, March 2013, Chef Barbara McKnight, Edward Wilkerson
Barbara McKnight and Edward Wilkerson Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
152, Dress for Dinner event, March 2013, Bob Devlin, Karina Barbieri
Bob Devlin and Karina Barbieri Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
85, Dress for Dinner event, March 2013, model, runway
Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
78, Dress for Dinner event, March 2013, model, runway
Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
76, Dress for Dinner event, March 2013, model, runway
Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
198, Dress for Dinner event, March 2013, Edward Wilkerson, Gracie Cavnar
236, Dress for Dinner event, March 2013, Terry Turner, Ceron, Diane Lokey Farb, Todd Fiscus
157, Dress for Dinner event, March 2013, Carrie Colbert, Kelli Colbert
250, Dress for Dinner event, March 2013, Vicki Rizzo, Mauri Oliver
232, Dress for Dinner event, March 2013, Monica Abney, Bethany Buchanan
255, Dress for Dinner event, March 2013, Will Matthews, Davon Hatchett, Roslyn Bazzelle, Pamela Ulmer
220, Dress for Dinner event, March 2013, Katy Atlas, Chad Atlas
228, Dress for Dinner event, March 2013, Leisa Holland Nelson, Yvonne Cormier
215, Dress for Dinner event, March 2013, Joann Crassas, Rosemary Schatzman
170, Dress for Dinner event, March 2013, Chef Barbara McKnight, Edward Wilkerson
152, Dress for Dinner event, March 2013, Bob Devlin, Karina Barbieri
85, Dress for Dinner event, March 2013, model, runway
78, Dress for Dinner event, March 2013, model, runway
76, Dress for Dinner event, March 2013, model, runway

Applause, applause for Edward Wilkerson, the popular designer for Lafayette 148, who wowed the ladies and a few gents at the Recipe for Success Dress for Dinner fashion presentation at Neiman Marcus.

The spring frocks, Capri pants and long shirts with wide belting were hits with the crowd of women who appreciate stylish substance over short-lived, pop trends.

 The fashion standout in this lively crowd was Bob Cavnar, who wore a black kilt and vintage Muhammad Ali boxing shoes. 

Applause also for Dress for Dinner chairs Cerón and Todd Fiscus, who welcomed the fashion flock along with Recipe for Success founder Gracie Cavnar and Neiman Marcus GM Bob Devlin.

Following the runway presentation and remarks by Wilkerson, those ponying up top dollar stayed on for dinner in Neiman's Mariposa restaurant where Culinaire chef Barbara McKnight, a member of Recipe for Success' chefs advisory board, whipped up a three-course menu inspired by Wilkerson's recent jaunt to Africa. Think Moroccan, Ethiopian and Tanzanian cuisine.

The fashion standout in this lively crowd was Bob Cavnar, husband of the non-profit's founder, who wore a black kilt and vintage Muhammad Ali boxing shoes.

In a more stylish fashion mode were Diane Lokey Farb, Yvonne Cormier, Rosemary Schatzman, Paula Mott, Roz Pactor, Katie Atlas, Vicki Rizzo and, celebrating his birthday, Jeff Shell, whose Neal Hamil Modeling Agency provided the mannequins. 

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