Christian Louboutin’s time in Houston was a whirlwind of fundraising parties, public appearances at Saks Fifth Avenue and stints adding his signature to the iconic red-bottomed shoes that bear his name. But Thursday night at Becca Cason Thrash’s home, he had a slightly different experience.
Instead of sky-high Loubs and LBDs, most women wore cowboy boots and jeans. Gents left their sports jackets at home in favor of Western shirts with pearl-snap buttons and more denim, including a genuine pair of chaps.
Instead of sky-high Loubs and LBDs, most women wore cowboy boots and jeans.
Champagne was replaced by margaritas and longnecks, and when the cozy group of 26 sat down to dinner, it was Tex-Mex from Armandos instead of formal fine-dining.
It was sophisticated and casual, much like the Lone Star State and a different experience for Louboutin, which was just what Thrash wanted.
“Christian doesn’t get to Texas all that often, so his public appearance at Saks was supposed to end at 2, but at 5 there was still a line of people waiting. He’s turned into a Texas rock star,” Thrash says.
Of those long lines of glamorous women, Louboutin says he gets energy from those who want to take a picture or have him sign their shoes, but he admits, it’s good he doesn’t know how long the queue actually is.
“Saks is smart. From my view I couldn’t see the line. If I had, I might have been scared,” Louboutin says.
The intimate evening included Elizabeth Petersen, Mickey Rosmarin, Karen Pulaski, Gregory Fourticq, Holly Moore, Shannon Hall, Marcus Sloan, Mickey Rosmarin and Annie Amante.