fortnight-marcus-150.jpgFor 30 years, the fabled Neiman Marcus Fortnights were among the most important annual events in Dallas, bringing the culture and celebrities of more than 30 countries to the city. At the 2007 State Fair of Texas Sept. 28-Oct. 21, SMU will help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fortnight and the 100th anniversary of Texas’ most famous department store with an exhibition of photos, posters, drawings and more from DeGolyer Library’s collections. Read more from SMU News. (Right, from the DeGolyer Library collection: Billie and Stanley Marcus hosted French designer Coco Chanel, center, at a ranch party in 1957 before the first Neiman Marcus Fortnight.)