Clotheshorse Anonymous Celebrates 50 Years of Fashion Excellence

On April 20th, despite the showers, hundreds of steadfast supporters, friends, and fans gathered to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Clotheshorse Anonymous, a pioneer in the Designer Resale movement.

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The afternoon unfolded with a dazzling display of iconic fashions spanning five decades, showcased by models in evocative scenes, some playfully using oversized 1980s cell phones and custom CHA newspapers. Crafted and produced by the talented Robyn Chauvin, the models wore designers from Gucci to Chanel and modern-day favorites like Loewe and Marni.

“What a joy it was to create the fashion presentation for the Clotheshorse Anonymous 50th anniversary celebration! It was so special to honor the women who pioneered Dallas’ first luxury consignment shop. They then grew that creative idea into the city’s largest designer resale shop.” – Robyn Chauvin

Fashion models pose on platforms during a live style event reminiscent of The Scout Guide, showcasing a mix of modern and timeless ensembles, while attendees browse and socialize in the background of the vibrant venue.

The striking row of five pedestals lined the runway, leading to a captivating Backstory collage featuring still shots from Clotheshorse Anonymous’s illustrious 50-year journey, flanked by two bars. Behind one bar, Top Tier staff served Soccoro Tequila ranch waters, wine, and bubbles, while DJ Jennifer Miller kept the beats alive behind the other. Meanwhile, KimCakes delighted guests with a lavish spread of sweets, including treats adorned with a 1974 photo of founders Jan Kennedy and Nancy Ungerman, who graced the celebration alongside numerous family members.

Other guests included: Kerith Menter-Arvizu, Lyn Berman, Brittanie Buchanan, Brooke Dowdy, Lea Fisher, Kar Garfield, Bret McKinney, Dawn Mellon, Lisa Pickell, Holly Quartaro, Sharon Stone, Jennifer Thompson, and Joleen Tripp.

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Midway through the event, Director of Operations Jennifer Mayrath expressed gratitude and presented floral arrangements to Jan and Nancy, surrounded by their loved ones—a tribute to their remarkable retail legacy.

Jan Kennedy, adorned in a Burberry trench, Eskandar blouse, and signature CHANEL ballet flats, reflected on the pride of witnessing 50 years of unwavering support from the Dallas community.

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“…reminiscing about the evolution of the consignment business was such a nostalgic experience, filled with great memories of growth, learning, and adaptation. Our clients made us experts through the years,” Jan remarked. “Dedication to continuously improving and innovating is our commitment to providing the best possible experience for our customers. We look forward to many more years of success, style, and sustainability at Clotheshorse Anonymous, and to making a lasting impact in the Dallas community and beyond.”

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Nancy Ungerman, sporting her iconic pink Krewe sunglasses and a fabulous crystal necklace, celebrated Clotheshorse Anonymous’s multi-generational impact. “To have such a strong connection with families over the years speaks volumes about the trust we built. It’s a testament to the legacy of Clotheshorse Anonymous in the Dallas community. Being able to serve and style multiple generations is a remarkable achievement, showcasing the brand’s ability to evolve while staying true to our roots. Cheers to dressing future generations with style and sophistication!”

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Guests savored the fashion presentation, indulged in shopping, and captured spirited moments at the A Moment in Time Photo Booth against a sparkling gold backdrop. Throughout, beats, bubbles, and Soccoro flowed in abundance, fostering an atmosphere of joy and celebration. Proceeds from the event benefited Attitudes and Attire, underscoring Clotheshorse Anonymous’s commitment to community empowerment.

Jennifer Mayrath, fashionable in Brunello Cuccinelli and CHANEL sneakers, reflected on the founders’ enduring vision. “Our dedication to exceptional customer experiences and timeless style remains unwavering,” Jennifer affirmed, heralding many more years of success and stylish adventures for Clotheshorse Anonymous.

Looking ahead, Clotheshorse Anonymous pledges continued excellence in serving consignors and clients, both in-store and online. And who knows? Perhaps AI mannequins will grace the 60th-anniversary event!

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