Purple Party

Purple Party with Prince impersonator introduces Little Black Dress Designer muses

Prince-themed Purple Party showcases Little Black Dress Designer muses

Purple party, Victoria Hellyer, Ngoan Henderson, Anika Jackson, Michael Pearce, Staci Henderson, Omar Mejia
Victoria Hellyer, Ngoan Henderson, Anika Jackson, Michael Pearce, Staci Henderson, Omar Mejia. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Purple party, Ally Shell-van Koolwijk, Jeff Shell
Ally Shell-van Koolwijk, Jeff Shell. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Purple party, muses
Muses Rita Garcia, Romy Mitchell, Diane Caplan, Gracie Cavnar, Dominique Sachse, Molly Johnson Stone, Chris Goins. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Purple party, Prince impersonator
Prince impersonator. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Purple party, Jaquel Andrews, Fritz McDonald, Beth Muecke, Joubaier Joubert
 Jaquel Andrews, Fritz McDonald, Beth Muecke, Joubaier Joubert. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Purple party, Vivian Wise, Sergio Morales
Vivian Wise, Sergio Morales. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Purple party, Dominique Sachse Florescu, Debbie Festari, Nicole O'Brian Lassiter
Dominique Sachse, Debbie Festari, Nicole O'Brian Lassiter. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Ceron, Purple party
Ceron and models. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Purple party, unidentified woman, Chloe Dao, Stacey Lindseth, Mickey Rosemarin, Yuan Yuan Zhang
Unidentifed women, Chloe Dao, Stacey Lindseth, Mickey Rosmarin, Yuan Yuan Zhang. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Purple party, Molly Johnson Stone, Amy Stargel
Molly Johnson Stone, Amy Stargel. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Purple party, Michael Broderick, Ted Bowen
Michael Broderick, Ted Bowen. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Purple party, Michelle Reynda de Taussig, Tiffany Halik
Michelle Reynda de Taussig, Tiffany Halik. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Purple party, Victoria Hellyer, Ngoan Henderson, Anika Jackson, Michael Pearce, Staci Henderson, Omar Mejia
Purple party, Ally Shell-van Koolwijk, Jeff Shell
Purple party, muses
Purple party, Prince impersonator
Purple party, Jaquel Andrews, Fritz McDonald, Beth Muecke, Joubaier Joubert
Purple party, Vivian Wise, Sergio Morales
Purple party, Dominique Sachse Florescu, Debbie Festari, Nicole O'Brian Lassiter
Ceron, Purple party
Purple party, unidentified woman, Chloe Dao, Stacey Lindseth, Mickey Rosemarin, Yuan Yuan Zhang
Purple party, Molly Johnson Stone, Amy Stargel
Purple party, Michael Broderick, Ted Bowen
Purple party, Michelle Reynda de Taussig, Tiffany Halik

The Houston fashion crowd partied like it's 1999 at a purple-themed party at The Dunlavy that paid tribute to the music icon Prince and kicked off the 2016 Little Black Dress Designer competition.

Nine Houston stylemakers were introduced as muses who will inspire fashion design students to create little black dresses in their honor.  They include Chris Goins, Gracie Cavnar, Dominique Sachse, Rita Garcia, Lily Jang, Romy Mitchell, Joy Sewing, Diane Caplan and Molly Johnson Stone. The dresses will be revealed during at the Heart of Fashion runway show in November.

A Prince impersonator, with wavy locks and a purple waist, entertained the crowd at the kick-off party and got many up and dancing. Chef Brandi Key whipped up purple-themed vegetarian bites and many guests took the theme to heart, wearing purple wigs, dresses and suits.

In the crowd were LBDD creator Jeff Shell and party-co host Ally Shell-van Koolwijk, Heart of Fashion creator Vivian Wise and Sergio Morales, Vicki Rizzo, Mauri Oliver, Mickey Rosmarin, Chloe Dao, Debbie Festari, Michael Pearce, Ceron, Fady Armanious and Bill Baldwin, Anika Jackson, Staci Henderson and Dr.  Ngoan Henderson, and Beth Muecke.