Gorgeous Gowns at the Winter Ball

Who wore it best: Gorgeous gowns at the 30th anniversary Winter Ball


Houston, Women of Distinction fashionable gowns, Feb 2017, Ajay Khurana, Dr. Sippi Khurana
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Houston, Women of Distinction fashionable gowns, Feb 2017, Dr Roland Maldonado, Merele Yarborough
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Houston, Women of Distinction fashionable gowns, Feb 2017, Kyle Hanson, Beth Muecke
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Houston, Women of Distinction fashionable gowns, Feb 2017, Christina Stith
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Houston, Women of Distinction fashionable gowns, Feb 2017, Patti Murphy
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Houston, Women of Distinction fashionable gowns, Feb 2017, Jo Furr
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Houston, Women of Distinction fashionable gowns, Feb 2017, Kim Tutcher
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Houston, Women of Distinction fashionable gowns, Feb 2017, Gayla Gardner
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Houston, Women of Distinction fashionable gowns, Feb 2017, Kelli Weinzierl
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Houston, Women of Distinction fashionable gowns, Feb 2017, Margaret Alkek Williams, Franelle Rogers
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Houston, Women of Distinction fashionable gowns, Feb 2017, Philamena Baird
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Houston, Women of Distinction fashionable gowns, Feb 2017, Carolyn Faulk, Pat Studdert
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Houston, Women of Distinction fashionable gowns, Feb 2017, Cindi Rose
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Houston, Women of Distinction fashionable gowns, Feb 2017, Judi McGee
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Houston's first big gala of the winter season made for great glimpses of gorgeous gowns. Here are some of our favorites from the 30th anniversary Diamond Winter Ball celebration honoring the city's Women of Distinction, which was held Saturday night at the Hilton Americas-Houston.

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Woman of Distinction honoree Dr. Sippi Khurana, with Ajay Khurana

Gown: Naeem Khan

Quote: "I wanted something sophisticated yet blingy for the Diamond Ball theme," Khurana said.

Merele Yarborough, with Dr. Roland Maldonado.

Gown: Badgley Mischka

And don't forget the guy: Maldonado wore a custom-made tuxedo by Festari, paired with Chuck Taylor kicks by Converse in metallic gun metal.

Beth Muecke, with Kyle Hanson.

Gown: Jovani, with Valobra jewels.

 

Christina Stith

Gown: Halston Heritage, with jewels from Tenenbaum Jewelers.

Patti Murphy

Gown: Monique Lhuillier

Quote: "I love Audrey Hepburn and the '50s look, and wanted to wear something classic. The purse is my mother's from that era," Murphy said.

Woman of Distinction honoree Jo Furr 

Gown: Houston designer Jonathan Blake.

Quote: "Four or five years ago he did this dress in red, which I own. I loved it so much that I asked him to do it again. This time in purple, and with a longer train and more roses," Furr said.

Woman of Distinction honoree Kim Tutcher

Gown: Esme Vie

Gayla Gardner

Gown: Theia, with Nancy Gonzalez handbag.

Woman of Distinction honoree Kelli Weinzierl

Gown: Zac Posen

Quote: "I put it on and it was perfection. It's drama with a cape," Weinzierl said.

Woman of Distinction Winter Ball honorary chair Margaret Alkek Williams and event chair Franelle Rogers

Williams' gown: Ripetta

Rogers' gown: Talbot Runhof

Philamena Baird

Gown: Oscar de la Renta

Carolyn Faulk, with Pat Studdert.

Gown: St. John, with Oscar de la Renta long coat.

Cindi Rose

Gown: Naeem Khan

Judi McGee, 2017 Woman of Distinction Ambassador

Gown: Roberto Cavalli

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