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It's shop, shop, shop and models galore with Donna Karan ambassadors at invite-only event

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161, Saks Fifth Avenue Donna Karan Ambassadors party, November 2012, Dancie Ware, Sheridan Williams
Dancie Ware, Sheridan Williams Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Saks Fifth Avenue Donna Karan Ambassadors party, November 2012, Gabriela Dror, Karina Barbieri
Gabriela Dror, Karina Barbieri Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
71, Saks Fifth Avenue Donna Karan Ambassadors party, November 2012, Karen Mayell, Liz Decker
Karen Mayell, Liz Decker Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
100, Saks Fifth Avenue Donna Karan Ambassadors party, November 2012, Anne Carl, Alicia Smith, Donae Cangelosi Chramosta
Anne Carl, Alicia Smith, Donae Cangelosi Chramosta Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
94, Saks Fifth Avenue Donna Karan Ambassadors party, November 2012, Roz Pactor, Susan Hansen
Roz Pactor, Susan Hansen Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
40, Saks Fifth Avenue Donna Karan Ambassadors party, November 2012, Theresa Roemer, Terry Zmyslo
Theresa Roemer, Terry Zmyslo Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
149, Saks Fifth Avenue Donna Karan Ambassadors party, November 2012, Molly Hubbard
Molly Hubbard Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
84, Saks Fifth Avenue Donna Karan Ambassadors party, November 2012, Lora Clemmons, Sheridan Williams
Lora Clemmons, Sheridan Williams Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
90, Saks Fifth Avenue Donna Karan Ambassadors party, November 2012, Sandy Barrett
Sandy Barrett Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
102, Saks Fifth Avenue Donna Karan Ambassadors party, November 2012, Dancie Ware, Albert Rubio
Dancie Ware, Albert Rubio Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
161, Saks Fifth Avenue Donna Karan Ambassadors party, November 2012, Dancie Ware, Sheridan Williams
Saks Fifth Avenue Donna Karan Ambassadors party, November 2012, Gabriela Dror, Karina Barbieri
71, Saks Fifth Avenue Donna Karan Ambassadors party, November 2012, Karen Mayell, Liz Decker
100, Saks Fifth Avenue Donna Karan Ambassadors party, November 2012, Anne Carl, Alicia Smith, Donae Cangelosi Chramosta
94, Saks Fifth Avenue Donna Karan Ambassadors party, November 2012, Roz Pactor, Susan Hansen
40, Saks Fifth Avenue Donna Karan Ambassadors party, November 2012, Theresa Roemer, Terry Zmyslo
149, Saks Fifth Avenue Donna Karan Ambassadors party, November 2012, Molly Hubbard
84, Saks Fifth Avenue Donna Karan Ambassadors party, November 2012, Lora Clemmons, Sheridan Williams
90, Saks Fifth Avenue Donna Karan Ambassadors party, November 2012, Sandy Barrett
102, Saks Fifth Avenue Donna Karan Ambassadors party, November 2012, Dancie Ware, Albert Rubio

Just as Moet & Chandon has tennis great Roger Federer as its brand ambassador for the luxe bubbly, BCBG Max Azria has CultureMap's own Meredith Riddle as its H-Town fashion touchstone and major design houses tap high-profile celebs to push their chichi labels nationally, Donna Karan New York has its ambassadors at play across the country. In Houston, it's the stylish Dancie Ware and Sheridan Williams.

But rather than pushing a label, these ladies and the handful of their sisterhood of Donna Karan Ambassadors nationwide serve as gracious examples of community leadership with a stylish bent. The duo was front and center at Hotel ZaZa recently for an invitation-only luncheon hosted by Saks Fifth Avenue and sponsored by the Donna Karan house.

While the ladies sipped champagne and lunched leisurely, a coterie of Saks Fifth Avenue models swirled through the dining room displaying the Donna Karan 2013 resort collection.

Among the ambassador buddies doing a bit of shopping in the temporary Donna Karan boutique following the luncheon presentation were Karen Mayell, Lora Clemmons, Laura Sweeney, Melissa Zarikian, Anne Carl, Sandy Barrett, Theresa Roemer, Mary Kathryn Cooper, Sandy Godfrey and Molly Hubbard.

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