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Nanette Lepore provides the perfect recipe for a delightful food-and-fashion evening

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3 Carrie Colbert, left, and Nanette Lepore at Dress for Dinner March 2014
The fashion-savvy Carrie Colbert, left, and designer Nanette Lepore. Photo courtesy of © Jason Mortel Photography
1 Alex and Astley Blair, from left, Gracie Cavnar, Karen Garcia at Dress for Dinner March 2014
Alex and Astley Blair, from left, Gracie Cavnar and Karen Garcia. Photo courtesy of © Jason Mortel Photography
4 Christine and Matt Tabrizi, from left, with Brooke Candelaria at Dress for Dinner March 2014
Christine and Matt Tabrizi, left, with Brooke Candelaria. Photo courtesy of © Jason Mortel Photography
5 Kimberley Thames, from left, Gema Banks and Leslie Sharp at Dress for Dinner March 2014
Kimberley Thames, from left, Gema Banks and Leslie Sharp. Photo courtesy of © Jason Mortel Photography
6 Dr. Kelly Coleman, left, and Cynthia Coleman at Dress for Dinner March 2014
Dr. Kelly Coleman, left, and Cynthia Coleman. Photo courtesy of © Jason Mortel Photography
15 Gracie Cavnar, from left, James NAME and Nanette Lepore at Dress for Dinner March 2014
Gracie Cavnar, from left, James Ashley and Nanette Lepore. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
17 Jeff Shell, from left, Melanie Campbell and Bob Cavnar at Dress for Dinner March 2014
Jeff Shell, from left, Melanie Campbell and Bob Cavnar. Photo courtesy of © Jason Mortel Photography
20 Ludmilla Luman, left, and Paula Mott at Dress for Dinner March 2014
Ludmilla Luman, left, and Paula Mott. Photo courtesy of © Jason Mortel Photography
18 Kathryn Hamilton, from left, Neekie Kashani, Ashley Appling, Holly A.N. Smith and Alana Skinner at Dress for Dinner March 2014
Kathryn Hamilton, from left, Neekie Kashani, Ashley Appling, Holly A.N. Smith and Alana Skinner. Photo courtesy of © Jason Mortel Photography
16 A group "selfie" at Dress for Dinner March 2014
"Selfie" at Dress for Dinner. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
3 Carrie Colbert, left, and Nanette Lepore at Dress for Dinner March 2014
1 Alex and Astley Blair, from left, Gracie Cavnar, Karen Garcia at Dress for Dinner March 2014
4 Christine and Matt Tabrizi, from left, with Brooke Candelaria at Dress for Dinner March 2014
5 Kimberley Thames, from left, Gema Banks and Leslie Sharp at Dress for Dinner March 2014
6 Dr. Kelly Coleman, left, and Cynthia Coleman at Dress for Dinner March 2014
15 Gracie Cavnar, from left, James NAME and Nanette Lepore at Dress for Dinner March 2014
17 Jeff Shell, from left, Melanie Campbell and Bob Cavnar at Dress for Dinner March 2014
20 Ludmilla Luman, left, and Paula Mott at Dress for Dinner March 2014
18 Kathryn Hamilton, from left, Neekie Kashani, Ashley Appling, Holly A.N. Smith and Alana Skinner at Dress for Dinner March 2014
16 A group "selfie" at Dress for Dinner March 2014

What: Recipe for Success "Dress for Dinner" evening with Nanette Lepore.

Where: The couture salon at Neiman Marcus for a fashion presentation and dinner with Lepore in the Mariposa restaurant where catering whiz chef James Ashley ruled in the kitchen.

The 411:  More than 100 fashionistas joined the party where Lepore ruled and her spring looks filled the runway with fashions in her signature vibrant hues. Accompanying the designer on this evening was her daughter, Violet, who often serves as her mother's muse. Recipe for Success founder Gracie Cavnar announced that Lepore was contributing 10 percent of sales on this evening to the non-profit that targets childhood obesity. Dress for Dinner chairs Leisa Holland-Nelson and Laura Max Nelson welcomed the guests, 100 percent of their ticket purchases benefiting the program.

Who: Neiman's Bob Devlin and Stacey Swift, Paula Mott, Kelli Colbert, Carrie Colbert, Karina and Carlos Barbieri, Jeff Shell, Alex and Astley Blair, Josie Guzman, Yvonne Cormier and Holly A.N. Smith.

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