‘10 Best Dressed’ gala


Leonard Simpson’s 2014 “10 Best Dressed” gala was held Nov. 13 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines.

The show included a hosted cocktail reception, theatrical show, awards ceremony, formal dinner, and a silent and live auction. The theme of this year’s gala was “A Moment in Time.”

Fashion designers from as far as Vietnam provided male and female apparel for the fashion show produced by Fashion Forward. Leonard Simpson is creator of Fashion Forward, an internationally- known fashion production company with more than two decades of experience producing high-style fashion shows, television segments and Broadway-style shows nationwide.

Actress Vanessa Williams was in attendance to receive Leonard Simpson’s 2014 Best Actress and Style award.

Proceeds from the 7th annual gala and show will support Dress for Success San Diego, a non-profit focused on empowering disadvantaged women to achieve social and economic self-sufficiency. For more information, visit or

Photos by Vincent Andrunas.