2020 | 6:30 pm to 10 pm

Dallas Arboretum


Join the FACC in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the French-American Chamber of Commerce Dallas Fort/Worth's annual, "La Vie en Roses" Champagne Gala at the beautiful Dallas Arboretum!

One of the most beloved events at the FACC DFW, we are looking forward to sharing this "La Vie en Roses" milestone with our Members, partners, and supporters during this elegant evening. Win at the silent auction, sip on refreshing wines, and savor a delicious dinner. 

We are thrilled to announce 2020's "Alain Bellet Award" for Transatlantic Business Achievement recipient; Essilor of America.

Jean Carrier, COO, Essilor of America, will accept on behalf of the company. 


In honor of the 25th anniversary, take a look back this FACC DFW newsletter from 1995 with the history of the annual Gala, inspired by "The Peace Rose."



Please enjoy some photos from 2019's event with "Alain Bellet Award" recipient, Le Duff America, Inc. 




The Gala will be held at Rosine Hall at the Dallas Arboretum, a beautiful setting for La Vie en Roses

The Champagne Reception with silent auction will begin at 6:30 PM followed by a catered dinner.

Dress Code: Black Tie-optional 



Essilor of America: "Alain Bellet Award for

Transatlantic Business Achievement" Recipient

Jean Carrier, COO - Accepting on Behalf of Essilor


Jean Carrier, COO, Essilor of America

Jean Carrier grew up in France. He holds a graduate degree in engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris and a graduate business degree from ESSEC Paris. After working as a research scientist at Yale University's Research Center for Scientific Computation, Jean joined a management consulting firm in France.

For the last 31 years, Jean has been with Essilor, a global leader in vision with a mission to improve lives by improving sight. He held various positions in distribution, general management and marketing in the US, France, Switzerland and Singapore. Twenty years ago, Jean and his family moved to the US. He was president and CEO of Essilor of America from 2007 to 2014. His current scope of global responsibilities as COO of Essilor include Research and Development and North America.


Essilor of America is the world’s leading ophthalmic optics company, Essilor designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of lenses to improve and protect eyesight. Its corporate mission is to enable everyone around the world to access lenses that meet his or her unique vision requirements.
Essilor’s flagship brands are Varilux®, Crizal®, Definity®, Xperio®, OptifogTM and Foster Grant®. It also develops and markets equipment, instruments and services for eyecare professionals. 




Sponsorship Opportunities

The French-American Chamber of Commerce Dallas/Fort Worth values all of our relationships with DFW businesses and we greatly appreciate all the support we receive from our members and the DFW community. There are various levels of "La Vie en Roses" Gala sponsorships available so that anyone can be involved in this event. 

If you are interested in learning more, please contact the Executive Director, Erin McKelvey, at emckelvey@faccdallas.com for more information. Merci beaucoup.