Fashion: Neiman Marcus Gala Style

For a town the nation associates with fleece and hiking boots, Seattle can pull out some serious style for the right occasion. Last night, Neiman Marcus in Bellevue hosted a black tie gala to celebrate its opening (today!) and Seattle mag staffers (including editorial director Rachel Hart, fabulously dressed managing editor Virginia Smyth and advertising director John Spear) spotted an array of fashion-forward styles, from the incredibly chic to slightly audacious. If you missed out on the Twitter feed last night, here are a few of the stand-out pics.

Managing editor Virginia Smyth and advertising director
John Spear

Editorial director Rachel Hart and denim wear designer
Cookie Johnson (husband is former NBA star Magic
Johnson. Seattle Times' Nicole Tsong snapped a pic of
the legend here.)

Rose Dennis in Luly Yang

David Barton (owner of David Barton Gym) and wife
Susanne Bartsch

Back view of Bartsch's rock n' roll look