The annual DIFFA Dallas fashion show and fundraiser has long been a late-winter event, usually taking place — as it has the past two years — the first weekend of March at Downtown’s Omni Hotel. Well, in 2016 it will be back at the Omni, and you can expect more runway glam … but the looks on the red carpet will likely be quite different.
That’s because DIFFA Dallas has announced that the Collection next year will take place on May 21 — fully 10 weeks later in the season that usual. And that probably means a lot of reimagining of what guests will wear. Unlike the Black Tie Dinner, where most men keep it to black tuxes, DIFFA has always been the hipper, crazier cousin of gay Dallas society.
Sure, most of the women already wear dresses that probably make them a little chilly walking into to the hotel. But it won’t just be the cut! That’s on the cusp of Memorial Day, which means we might see more white, more blowsy fabrics, more (ahem) revealing looks.