One of John Rogers’ first clients in Dallas was the Neiman-Marcus department store.
Neiman-Marcus has been known for its high fashion and luxury styles since it was founded
in 1907. Stanley Marcus took over the business in 1952, after working under his father
and aunt beginning in 1926. He made the department store into a fashion and art gallery,
where the wealthy went to learn about culture and aspire to a life of luxury. With this
in mind, he started hosting weekly fashion shows, exhibitions of world-renowned art
works, and incentivized fashion designers like Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent
to visit Dallas by establishing the annual Award for Distinguished Service in the
Field of Fashion, in 1938.