AUSTIN, Texas – Jan. 14, 2011 – The 2011 Texas Inaugural Committee today shared sketches of the gown First Lady Anita Perry will wear to the Evening Inaugural Celebration on January 18. Mrs. Perry worked with designer Robert Danes to modify one of his timeless designs, which she wore to her son’s wedding last year.
“I believe in shopping your closet and using what you have if it will still work,” said Mrs. Perry. “I love this dress, and worked with Robert to modify it for this most historic celebration. I’m just delighted that he was able to repurpose it for something as special as inauguration night.”
Mrs. Perry’s dress features Mikado silk in a structured design, which has been modified to include sleeves for warmth during the January celebration. Robert Danes is a native Texan from San Antonio, with studio in New York.
“It’s a joy to work with such a lovely, strong woman on a gown for this historic night,” said Danes. “I find her so refreshing, so smart and so inspiring. This is a timeless but modern cut in a stunning fabric, so why not get a second wearing out if it? It’s both responsible and elegant.”
Danes and his business partner and wife of 19 years, Rachel Hall Danes, work together with two children in tow from their downtown Manhattan loft. They enjoy making beautiful, modern clothing for real women. The collection is available at Bergdorf Goodman in New York, Saks Fifth Avenue New York, or by special order. Additionally, Stanley Korshak in Dallas will feature a trunk show February 1-2. Please visit www.robertdanes.com for more information.