La Fiesta Celebrates Splendors of Mexico

Forty gorgeously gowned Park Cities gals made their Texas dips at the annual gala, themed Viva la Fiesta: Celebrating the Splendors of Mexico, at the Hilton Anatole on Saturday.

After making their graceful bows, the young ladies — all of who have just finished their first year of college — danced with their escorts and then their fathers.

This year’s beneficiaries of the fete included: CARE, Connecting Point of the Park Cities, The Elisa Project, Friends of the Park Public Library, Highland Park Education Foundation, Highland Park Literary Festival, HP Arts, and the HPHS Science Festival.

The most stand-out dresses were worn by the Duchess of la Ciudad de Mexico Layne Anderson (a red and gold 18th-century inspired number), and the Duchess of the Dahlia Catherine Kumpf (a more modern and interpretive, but no less dramatic gown). All of the duchesses have a hand in designing their dresses in collaboration with designer Laurie Haluska.

You can view a selection at the University Park Public Library now.

Another beautiful gown.

A photo posted by City of University Park, TX (@cityofuptx) on

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