About Us

THE FASHIONISTAS are a non-profit organization that celebrates artists, entrepreneurs and visionaries that make-up the fashion industry. We showcase young and emerging designers through our monthly FASHIONISTAS Fashion Fridays events and social media campaigns. Our fashion shows have showcased: Project Runway’s Shirin Askari; Khanh Nguyen and Nini Nguyen of Nha Khanh, Prashi Shah and Elizabeth Anyaa. We provide educational programming with the FASHION TALK Lecture Series, which brings our patrons closer to cutting-edge and inspirational local and international fashion insiders. Lecturers have included: Valerie Steele (Ph.D., Yale University), Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT); Hamish Bowles, European Editor-at-Large at Vogue; Yeohlee Teng, preeminent US designer and board member of Council of Fashion Designers of America (CDFA). We also support students through our thriving THE FASHIONISTAS Fashion Fund scholarship program.


Hamilton A Sneed, President
LeeAnne Locken, Vice-President, Membership
Madison Hunnicutt, Vice-President, Marketing
Gina Ginsburg, Immediate Past President
Julia Kanaan
Dan Pritchett
Terri Provencal
Tricia Sims
Heidi Dillon, Chairman Emeritus / Founder


Kim Askew, Partner, K & L Gates LLP
Lance Avery Morgan, Publisher, Brilliant Magazine
Lita Asscher, Royal Asscher Diamonds
Angie Barrett, Philanthropist
Brian Bolke, Owner, FortyFiveTen
Hamish Bowles, European Editor-at-Large, Vogue
Shannon Brower, Philanthropist
Phil Bush, Partner, Lock, Liddell & Sapp LLP
Barbara Buzzell, Owner, The Buzzell Company
Jeanne Marie Clossey, Philanthropist
Mary Lou Connor, Director, Oscar de la Renta Dallas
Nicole Dabbert, Director, Cartier Dallas
Vanessa Dabich, Vice President of Brands, PMK-BNC
Nancy Dedman, Philanthropist
Dr. William R Dillon, Associate Dean, Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University
Ken Downing, Fashion Director, Neiman Marcus
Ken Foret, Manager, Barneys New York Dallas
D. Gilbert Friedlander, Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Mangers, LLP
Kenny Goss, Goss Michael Foundation
Kimberly Hoedeman, Consultant, Royal Asscher Diamond Company
Bill Hutchinson, President, Dunhill Partners
Michael Kors, Designer
Liani Kotcher Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Chesley McLaren, Fashion Illustrator and Designer
Jan Miller, President, Dupree Miller & Associates
Holly Moore, Editor-in-Chief, Paper City
Douglas Newby, Douglas Newby Associates
Cindy Rachofsky, Philanthropist
Gail Sachson, Philanthropist
Peggy Sewell, Philanthropist
Connie Sigel, Owner, Elements
Shelle Sills, Manager, Neiman Marcus Downtown Dallas
Russell Simmons, Philanthropist
Dr. Valerie Steele, Director, Museum at FIT
John Sughrue, Executive Officer/Founder, Brook Partners, Inc.
Yeohlee Teng, Designer and Secretary, Council of Fashion Designers of America
Amy Vanderoef, Host, WFAA, Good Morning Texas
Myra Walker, Curator/Director, Texas Fashion Collection, University of North Texas
Meeling Wong, Founder, Ajaline