The Dallas Market Center ( gave out the Dallas Fashion Awards, or DFAs, in 15 categories at a gala dinner here on Saturday night, along with a special Fashion Excellence Award to Vittorio Missoni of iconic Italian brand Missoni.

Winners at the 29th annual ceremony included such well-known sportswear brands as Juicy Couture, AG Adriano Goldschmied, 7 for All Mankind and Lacoste, among others.

The Dallas Fashion Awards is the oldest retailer-chosen awards program in the United States. The DFAs honor "superior design innovation, quality workmanship and retail performance." Specialty retailers and the fashion press nominate the finalists, who are then chosen by retailers at the Dallas Apparel Market in August.

The complete list of 2004 DFA category winners is as follows:

Accessories: Mary Frances Accessories
After 5: Laundry by Shelli Segal
Better Classics: Lilly Pulitzer
Bridal: Casablanca
Bridge/Designer: David Meister
Children’s: Mulberribush
Contemporary: Juicy Couture
Denim: AG Adriano Goldschmied
Intimate Apparel: Cosabella
Jewelry: Elle Jewelry
Men’s Contemporary/Urban: 7 for All Mankind
Men’s Sportswear: Lacoste
Men’s Tailored: Calvin Klein
Prom/Pageant: Tiffany Designs
Junior Contemporary: Hot Kiss

The Dallas Market Center was founded in 1957 and bills itself as "the world’s largest wholesale merchandise resource." It sponsors more than 50 markets each year and generates an estimated $7.5 billion in transactions annually.