Tobias, Adaline, Sammi, Hechi and Perla are purrfect models and the stars of Stella McCartney’s lookbook for the Autumn 2016 collection. The cats were not personally invited to attend a private lunch in honour of Stella McCartney at Neiman Marcus NorthPark last week, but knowing cats they probably had better things to do.

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Pre-Fall 2016

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Pre-Fall 2016

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Pre-Fall 2016

The lovely Jessica Nowitzki invited a few gal pals to a spring-themed lunch to preview the Autumn 2016 collection and to meet Ms Stella McCartney. The tablescape was decked in fresh flowers and surrounded by vibrant art—a nod to the beginning of Dallas Arts Week.

Lunch at Neiman Marcus NorthPark

Lunch at Neiman Marcus NorthPark

Dessert, a Falabella bag cake

Dessert, a Falabella bag cake

The menu, of course, vegetarian, with a petite vegetable burger slider, served with smoked paprika sweet potato fries, was super-delicious, but the arrival of dessert—a pink, Falabella cake bag, completely upstaged the entire menu.

Max Trowbridge, Stella McCartney, Ken Downing

Max Trowbridge, Stella McCartney, Ken Downing

Stella, of course, was demure, witty and down-to-earth, it’s so refreshing to meet a designer of her calibre, with a famous rocking father, sans-ego. And, NM’s fashion director Ken Downing graciously agreed to join my photo! A total treat to meet Stella, a designer I’ve watched since her graduation show at Central St. Martins in 1995.

Elyse star shoe as a cake

Elyse star shoe as a cake

But, back to those cats—you’ll find kitschy feline portraits on printed silk dresses and scarves, and skirts and jackets in woven jacquard covered in multiple cats faces, aka cattitude—key looks for the pre-fall collection. Meow!