Growing up in Chihuahua, Mexico, Victor Alfaro based his sartorial education on all the American fashion magazines; today the 33-year-old creative director of the New York clothier TSE Cashmere is so busy designing his own line of chic clothes and accessories that he barely has time to read.
Andrew Eccles has photographed plenty of 24-karat celebrities for Texas Monthly, but his session with Lou Diamond Phillips was a truly golden experience. “In an industry that’s marked by jaded people,” Eccles says, “Lou was a breath of fresh air. He’s down to earth, talkative, enthusiastic—an incredibly sweet guy.”
ANTHONY MARK HANKINS’ Dallas office looks like a Toys ‘R’ Us. There are dolls, books by Dr. Seuss, videotapes of Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King. Sometimes it even sounds like a Toys ‘R’ Us. Boisterous and gregarious, Hankins often yells to his two assistants from the top of the stairs, then breaks into furious laughter or, just as likely, bursts into song. Watching him is like channel surfing. “Who is that?” he says. “Anthony Mark Hankins? Would you please pass the jelly? Whoooo, ah, hoo, hoo, hoo!
There haven’t been many successful sister acts in the world of modeling, but don’t tell that to the Parkses. Farm girls who grew up near Arlington in the tiny community of Webb, 20-year-old Wende, 22-year-old Becky, 23-year-old Kelly, and 26-year-old Kimberly piled into the front seat of a pickup truck in 1992 and drove to Dallas to meet modeling mogul Nancy Campbell. Staggered by the sight of four tall, redheaded strangers, Campbell lined up a TV commercial audition.
THE DALLAS APPAREL MART IS in the business of clothing Middle America. That business takes place in a climate-controlled, windowless world within the Dallas Market Center, a world whose inhabitants talk clothes and whirr around like carnival barkers amid a mind-boggling mix of style numbers, sizes, prices. and colors.
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