by christian.anderson


Geoffrey Henning's White Swan

Canadian born, Geoffrey Henning started in Toronto in fashion for Alfred Sung and others before moving to NYC, where he worked for Ann Taylor and New York and Company.  He has been VP of Design for Women for JCPenney for nine years.  He also does custom design for private clients. He is a frequent guest on television including NBC Weekend Today as a fashion critic and was featured in Modern Luxury as a man of style.  Geoffrey has a keen interest in training young talent and currently serves as Chairman of Dallas Fashion Incubator and on the boards of Texas Next Top Designer and Starlight Foundation. Most recently, Geoffrey was presented with the coveted Legend of Style, Fashion Legacy Award by DIFFA Dallas.  His fashion illustrations have been published in Italian VOGUE, British ELLE and many other international publications.

Geoffrey Henning, designer for FIRST NIGHT red carpet


The opening night celebration of the Dallas Opera, FIRST NIGHT sponsored by Deloitte, will celebrate the operas of the 55th season in a number of ways throughout the evening’s festivities.

The evening begins with a red carpet extravaganza and features the exquisite creations of Dallas’ top designers, each designing a gown inspired by the diva from one of the operas of the season.

Be there to applaud them and to enjoy the “fashion show.” There is much in store for the evening’s festivities, a fun and lively private pre-opera reception, and a cosmopolitan late-night dining experience in a lavishly decorated tent.

Join us for FIRST NIGHT and celebrate the opening of the 55th anniversary Dallas Opera season.   For more information please Morgan Vaughn, Special Events Manager at

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