Gowntastic at the Ballet Ball

Best gowns at the Houston Ballet Ball: A night of Enchantment brings out the glitz and glamour


Houston, Ballet Ball gowns, Feb 2017, Christina Stith in Badgley Mischka
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Houston, Ballet Ball gowns, Feb 2017, Linda Brown in Marchesa
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Houston, Ballet Ball gowns, Feb 2017, Kim Moody in a dress by Nima
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Houston, Ballet Ball gowns, Feb 2017, Kathleen Jennings in Halston Heritage
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Houston, Ballet Ball gowns, Feb 2017, Houston Ballet demi soloist Bridget Kuhns
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Houston, Ballet Ball gowns, Feb 2017, Diane Lokey Farb in couture Armani Prive
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Houston, Ballet Ball gowns, Feb 2017, Dominique Sascha Florescu in Nima
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Houston, Ballet Ball gowns, Feb 2017, Karina Barbieri in Roberto Cavalli
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Houston, Ballet Ball gowns, Feb 2017, Houston Ballet principal Karina Gonzalez
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Houston, Ballet Ball gowns, Feb 2017, Anne Chao in Alexis Mabille
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Houston, Ballet Ball gowns, Feb 2017, Rekha Muddaraj in Carmen Marc Valvo
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Houston, Ballet Ball gowns, Feb 2017, Patti Murphy in Tadashi Sohi
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Houston, Ballet Ball gowns, Feb 2017, Joann King Herring in vintage Pierre Cardin
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Houston, Ballet Ball gowns, Feb 2017, Kimberly Lombardino in  Jovani
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Houston, Ballet Ball gowns, Feb 2017, Mireille Hassenboehler Patman
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Houston, Ballet Ball gowns, Feb 2017, Claudia Hatcher in Oscar de la Renta
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Houston, Ballet Ball gowns, Feb 2017, Kristy Bradshaw in Carolina Herrera
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Houston, Ballet Ball gowns, Feb 2017, Gracia Cavnar in Reem Acra
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Houston, Ballet Ball gowns, Feb 2017, Jaquel Andrews in Jonathan Blake
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Houston, Ballet Ball gowns, Feb 2017, Alicia McGuire Smith in Monique Lhuillier
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Houston, Ballet Ball gowns, Feb 2017, Margaret Alkek Williams, Ripetta
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Houston, Ballet Ball gowns, Feb 2017, Jane Cummins in Badgley Mischka
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Houston, Ballet Ball gowns, Feb 2017,Sara Puryear in vintage Lily Rubin
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Houston, Ballet Ball gowns, Feb 2017, Adrian Murray in Jovani
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Houston, Ballet Ball gowns, Feb 2017, Dr. Carolyn Farb in vintage Vicki Tiel.
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It was a prime weekend for gown gazing and not just because the Academy Awards took place in Hollywood Sunday night. In Houston, the Houston Ballet Ball gave the Oscars a run for its money with a wide array of gorgeous gowns.

As one of the city's major social events, the Ballet Ball, held Saturday night at the Wortham Center, brought out glitz, glamour, and Enchantment, which was the theme of this year's ball. It's a nod to the  Stanton Welch’s production of Cinderella, which opens Thursday, March 2.

Here are some of our favorite looks.

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Christina Stith

Gown: Badgley Mischka

Linda Brown

Gown: Marchesa

Kim Moody

Gown: Nima

Kathleen Jennings

Gown: Halston Heritage 

Houston Ballet demi soloist Bridget Kuhns

Gown: "It's by Fame and Partners — I borrowed it from a friend for the evening!" 

Diane Lokey Farb

Gown: Armani Privé couture

KPRC news anchor Dominique Sachse Florescu

Gown: "Nima made it for me," she said.

Karina Barbieri

Gown: Roberto Cavalli

Houston Ballet principal Karina Gonzalez

Gown: "It's not designer but I love the color and the skirt. I thought it was perfect for the night."

Ballet Ball chair Anne Chao

Gown: French designer Alexis Mabille

KHOU news anchor Rekha Muddaraj

Gown: Carmen Marc Valvo

Ballet Ball committee member Patti Murphy

Gown: Tadashi Shoji

Joanne King Herring

Gown: "It's vintage Pierre Cardin. He designed it for me."

Kimberly Lombardino

Gown: Jovani

Former Houston Ballet principal dancer Mireille Hassenboehler Patman

Gown: "I bought it for $1 at a great little shop in New Orleans that's no longer around." 

Claudia Hatcher

Gown: Oscar de la Renta

Kristy Bradshaw

Gown: Carolina Herrera  

Gracie Cavnar

Gown: Reem Acra

Jaquel Andrews

Gown: Jonathan Blake with Valobra jewels

Alicia McGuire Smith

Gown: Monique Lhuillier

Margaret Alkek Williams

Gown: Ripetta   

Jane Cummins

Gown: Badgley Mischka

Sara Puryear

Gown: Vintage Lily Rubin 

Adrienne Murry

Gown: Jovani

Carolyn Farb

Gown:" It started out vintage Vicki Tiel, but I redesigned it. I'm a frustrated designer. And an artist."

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