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All Is Bright for Brunello Cucinelli

The founder of the Italian luxury sportswear giant is celebrated by the Dallas social A list

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Brunello Cucinelli is a humble, gregarious man whose fashion brand celebrates human dignity, but he was treated like a king during his visit to Dallas. The city’s top social stratum glossed up and stepped out—many of them clad head to toe in the brand’s natty sportswear—to fete Cucinelli’s new boutique at Highland Park Village.

“He is such a wonderful man, a total renaissance man,” said Stephen Summers, who owns the posh shopping center with his wife, Elisa, and in-laws Heather and Ray Washburne. “Essentially everyone in his town is employed because of him. It blows my mind.”

Brunello Cucinelli

Brunello Cucinelli

In line with Cucinelli’s desire to improve the human condition, the shop allotted 10 percent of sales for four days to the North Texas Food Bank. “I’m on the board of the Food Bank, and when we knew they were coming we threw our hat in the ring,” said Katherine Perot Reeves. “[The brand] is one of my favorites and I thought, maybe I can combine two things I like!”

Brunello Cucinelli, Ray Washburne, Heather Washburne

Brunello Cucinelli, Ray Washburne, Heather Washburne

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