PHOTOS: Dallas Opera ‘first look’ fashion show, opening night gala

The Dallas Opera launched its 2015–16 season this weekend with the world premiere of the Jake Heggie-Terrence McNally opera Great Scott to widespread acclaim. But the parties were a draw as well. On Thursday, the First Look luncheon in the lobby of the Winspear Opera House previewed the upcoming season of five opera with a fashion show featuring original pieces from designers like Michael Faircloth and Edo Popken, as well as accessories from Mulberry. Then on Friday night, despite torrential rains, the movers and shakers of Dallas and celebs including Tyne Daly and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg showed up for the late-night after-party with DJ Lucy Wrubel. Here are shots from both events. (Look for a review of Great Scott here later this week.)

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

1ST LOOK: Stephan Pyles’ Stampede 66

It hasn’t officially opened yet, but following a few charity dinners and a party last week, Stephan Pyles’ new restaurant Stampede 66 is putting the finishing touches on the decor (and the menu) prior to a planned opening next week. Here’s a look at some of the pictures you can come to expect.

Check out the full slide show here. And read my preview-interview with Pyles in Friday’s edition.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones