Toni Mallott, Gov. Bill Walker and First Lady Donna Walker on stage during the Inaugural Gala. (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
Juneau came out in the hundreds for the inaugural gala of Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott at Centennial Hall and the Juneau Arts and Culture Center on Saturday night. The dress code was “Alaska formal” and party-goers could be seen in fashion items ranging from mink coats to consignment shop dresses, from Tlingit regalia octopus bags to purple Converse sneakers.
Below is a sample of what Juneau wore to the Inaugural Gala. Tag and share the photos on Facebook.
Martha Murray, Jennifer Shapland, Jetta Whittaker, Rob Steedle.
Murray and Shapland are wearing the same outfits they wore to their wedding two years ago. Whittaker’s earrings were brand new during Steve Cowper’s inaugural ball.
(Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
Lindsey Bray, Marisha Bourgeois, Kathy Coghill and Adrienne Antoni are coworkers at Bartlett Regional Hospital. They had a pre-party to get dressed up, drink wine and snack on smoked salmon.
(Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
Susan and her daughter Alida Bus.
Susan wore a jacket that belonged to her mother, “I’ve never worn it before and she would like to be at something like this, so now she is.” Alida’s dress is from Lilette.
(Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
James Brooks and Anjuli Grantham.
Brooks rented his tux from BrownBoots Costume Company in Douglas. (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
Quinten and Lindsey Hennekam.
Lindsey ordered a long, red Adrianna Papell dress online especially for the gala. Quinten’s red tie was bought locally to match his wife’s ensemble. (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
Ken Southerland and Katie Pittman.
Pittman spent Saturday afternoon shopping and decided on an Alfred Angelo dress from Formals Express. The scarf is from Jineit. Southerland, in a Stafford tux, said, “It feels good once in a while to get dressed up and be adults.” (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
Kimberley Homme and Fate Putman with daughter Summer Putman.
Summer’s dress, originally from Nordstrom in Anchorage, is the same dress her mother wore 20 years ago to Tony Knowles’ inaugural ball. (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
Sandy Demmert and Barbara Blake.
Demmert’s shawl is from Lisa Davidson’s Boutique. Blake decided on her dress from the Alaska General Store because, “I’ve been into Downton Abbey lately and so I was like, this is kind of like that style.” (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
Jayne Andreen and Patrick Sheppard.
Andreen said the Inaugural Gala was the right occasion to wear her blue, raw silk Ellen Tracy suit for the first time. (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
Stephen Gasche and Therese Thibodeau.
Gasche asked Thibodeau what he should wear, “And I said, ‘It’s Juneau. You can wear what’s comfortable but no jeans and t-shirt.'” (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
Jacob Taug and his aunt, Valerie Davidson, who said, “I almost always wear kuspuks. They’re very comfortable. They remind me of my grandmother.” (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
Kate Buley and Jerry Post.
Buley is wearing a J. Crew dress and a scarf made by local artist Cory Mann. (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
Bob Sauerteig and Suzanne McGee.
Sauerteig bought his jacket for $5 at a thrift shop in Philadelphia for his 25th high school reunion. McGee borrowed her dress from friend Rebecca Braun. Her earrings and raven bracelet are made by artist Donald Gregory. (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
Valerie Delaune and Jennifer Thompson.
Delaune bought her floor length chiffon dress from Anderson’s Bride. She plans to wear it for the inaugural ball in Anchorage as well. Thompson borrowed her ensemble from friend Delaune. (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
James and Crystal Dooley.
“I bought this dress in 2007,” said Crystal. “He and I went to the Coast Guard academy together and we had a formal dance at a Newport castle. We were boyfriend and girlfriend. Same dress; we’ve been married seven years. I think it looks better now.” (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
Murray and Suzanne Bauer. (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
DJ and David Thomson.
DJ bought her floor length dress at Alaskan Dames Consignment Shop. The last time David wore his tux, handed down from his father, was at the Alaska Statehood Ball. (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
“This is my mother’s prom dress from 1965. I wore it as my prom dress,” said Peeples. “I was looking for any excuse to bring it out of the closet once more.” (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
Sam Kito Jr. and two beautiful women.
Kito wore a suit jacket with lovebirds embroidered on the lapel by Hydaburg artist Dorothy Grant. (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
Steve Tada and Joanie Waller.
“I got a bunch of girlfriends some brooches for Christmas and one of them didn’t come to the party, so I put it on today,” said Waller. “I thought if I saw her here, I’d give it to her.” (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
Andrea Campbell and Jesse Riesenberger. (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
Tracy and Don Kubley.
Tracy wore a mink coat, a gift from Don’s mother. Don’s bolo tie belonged to his grandfather. Don and Tracy are both fourth generation Alaskans. (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
Jaeleen and Todd Araujo.
Jaeleen said her dress was a “Nordstrom sale find.” Todd wore a blue suit to match his wife’s dress. (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
Jennifer Buckscott and Chris Peloso.
Buckscott said her dress, which she bought before having her daughter, “magically zipped up.” Peloso’s suit is from Brooks Brothers. (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
Danielle Zimmerman and Dmitriy Stepanov.
Zimmerman’s red dress once belonged to her mother. Stepanov’s shoes are by Johnston & Murphy. (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
Gail Cheney and James Franco.
Cheney said her Ravenstail sash woven in a flying geese pattern and lined with sea otter fur was a mix of “style and culture.” (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
Lori and Virgil Fredenberg.
Virgil bought his tux from Alaskan Dames and Gents Consignment Shop. Lori’s scarf is designed by Juneau’s Stories and Legends Inc. (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
Riley Cummins, Mikala McKim, Emily Zahasky and Quinn Zahasky.
Emily got her blue dress from an antique store in Iowa for $30, “It fit me like a glove.” Quinn’s purple Converse matched his purple shirt. (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
Deborah Rudis. (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
Jane Ginter and Bob Coghill.
Coghill received his green tie from a Tie of the Month Club. (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
Rhonda Butler, Ann Chilton and Nancy Barnes are all part of the Yees Ku Oo dance group, which escorted Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott into the gala. Butler’s dress, which she made, is adorned with her clan crest – double fin killer whale. Chilton wore a traditional regalia octopus bag and a dress made by Butler. Nancy wore her aunt’s moccasins and a headband bought at AFN. All three are wearing “Chilton bling,” jewelry made by Chilton brothers Gene, Brian and Doug. (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
Anna Kate Williams.
Williams’ dress, borrowed from a friend, is convertible. The top can be wrapped in many different ways. (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)
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