Best Dressed for 2016

Fashionistas in designer labels rock Best Dressed announcement party with international flair

Fashionistas rock Best Dressed announcement with international flair

Best Dressed, Jan. 2016,  Laura Davenport, Gayla Gardner, Mary Tere Perusquia, Susan Sarofim, Winnell Herron, Rosemary Schatzman, Millette Sherman, Sippi Khurana, Isabel David, Stephanie Cockrell
 Laura Davenport, Gayla Gardner, Mary Tere Perusquia, Susan Sarofim, Winnell Herron, Rosemary Schatzman, Millette Sherman, Sippi Khurana, Isabel David, Stephanie Cockrell. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016, Diane Lokey Farb
Diane Lokey Farb in Chanel couture. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016, Yvonne Cormier, Gracie Cavnar
Yvonne Cormier, Gracie Cavnar. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016, Ting Bresnahan, Kristy Bradshaw, Valerie Dieterich, Crystal Wright
Ting Bresnahan, Kristy Bradshaw, Valerie Dieterich, Crystal Wright. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016,  Todd Fiscus, Ceron
Todd Fiscus, Ceron. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016,  Mandy Kao, Amy Dichoso, Sneha Merchant
Mandy Kao, Amy Dichoso, Sneha Merchant . © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016,  Julie Brown, Ashley Brown
Julie Brown, Ashley Brown. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016,  Vicki West, Lilly Andress, Susan Sarofim, Leisa Holland Nelson
Vicki West, Lilly Andress, Susan Sarofim, Leisa Holland Nelson.  © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016,  Gayla Gardner, Gina Gaston, Winnell Herron
Gayla Gardner, Gina Gaston, Winnell Herron. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016, Travis Sales, Sandy Sales, Pamela Walker
 Travis Sales, Sandy Sales, Pamela Walker. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016, Christie Sullivan, Stephanie Cockrell, Darcie Champagne Wells, Laura Davenport
Christie Sullivan, Stephanie Cockrell, Darcie Champagne Wells, Laura Davenport. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016, Staci Henderson, Michael Pearce
 Staci Henderson, Michael Pearce. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016, Phoebe Tudor, Isabel David, Amy Norman
Phoebe Tudor, Isabel David, Amy Norman. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016,  Millette Sherman, Haag Sherman
Millette Sherman, Haag Sherman. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016, Ajay & Sippi Khurana, Mary Tere & Ricardo Perusquia
Ajay Khurana, Sippi Khurana, Mary Tere Perusquia, Ricardo Perusquia. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016, Shonte Byrd, Loren Lane, Toni Altemus
Shonte Byrd, Loren Lane, Toni Altemus. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016, Savreet Singh, Wayne Nguyen, Vanitha Pothuri
Savreet Singh, Wayne Nguyen, Vanitha Pothuri. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016,  Laura Davenport, Gayla Gardner, Mary Tere Perusquia, Susan Sarofim, Winnell Herron, Rosemary Schatzman, Millette Sherman, Sippi Khurana, Isabel David, Stephanie Cockrell
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016, Diane Lokey Farb
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016, Yvonne Cormier, Gracie Cavnar
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016, Ting Bresnahan, Kristy Bradshaw, Valerie Dieterich, Crystal Wright
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016,  Todd Fiscus, Ceron
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016,  Mandy Kao, Amy Dichoso, Sneha Merchant
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016,  Julie Brown, Ashley Brown
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016,  Vicki West, Lilly Andress, Susan Sarofim, Leisa Holland Nelson
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016,  Gayla Gardner, Gina Gaston, Winnell Herron
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016, Travis Sales, Sandy Sales, Pamela Walker
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016, Christie Sullivan, Stephanie Cockrell, Darcie Champagne Wells, Laura Davenport
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016, Staci Henderson, Michael Pearce
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016, Phoebe Tudor, Isabel David, Amy Norman
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016,  Millette Sherman, Haag Sherman
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016, Ajay & Sippi Khurana, Mary Tere & Ricardo Perusquia
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016, Shonte Byrd, Loren Lane, Toni Altemus
Best Dressed, Jan. 2016, Savreet Singh, Wayne Nguyen, Vanitha Pothuri

Houston's growing international profile was never more evident than in the chichi crowd that poured into the couture salon at Neiman Marcus Wednesday night for announcement of the Houston Chronicle 2016 Best Dressed honorees. While the buzz was all about the 10 over-the-moon thrilled honorees, the diversity of the glam guests was striking.

In what once was a fairly monochromatic gathering, those attending the 34th annual event hailed from China, Cuba, Vietnam, India, Mexico, Pakistan, and beyond, making for a pleasing multi-cultural tableau, all for the benefit of the March of Dimes.

Against this cosmopolitan backdrop, Houston Chronicle chairman Jack Sweeney announced the honorees that will be feted at the Best Dressed Luncheon and Neiman Marcus Fashion presentation set for March 22 at the Hilton Americas-Houston. And a fashionable lot they were, escorted by Neiman's GM Bob Devlin and each stepping out in eye-catching designer cocktail attire.

Receiving bouquets as they approached the honoree platform were Stephanie Cockrell in Valentino, Laura Davenport in BCBG Max Azria Runway, Isabel David in Oscar de la Renta, Gayla Gardner in J. Mendel, Winell Herron in Armani, Dr. Sippi Khurana in Tom Ford, Mary Tere Perusquia in Marchesa, Rosemary Schatzman in Elie Saab, Susan Sarofim in Zuhair Murad, and Millette Sherman in Valentino.

Yet, we have to mention that the absolute best dressed woman of the night was Best Dressed Hall of Fame honoree Diane Lokey Farb, stunning in a Chanel couture dress topped with a Valentino couture bejeweled fur cape.

Among the international set attending were Mandy Kao, Savreet Singh, Karina Barbieri, Wayne Nguyen, Ruchi Murkejee, Vanitha Pothuri, Amy Dichoso, Sneha Merchant and Chau Nguyen.

Rounding out the well-heeled gathering were Best Dressed luncheon chair Yvonne Cormier, March of Dimes state director Darcie Champagne Wells, plus Christie Sullivan, Rufus Cormier, Sandy Barrett, Carol Linn, Grace Kim, Lora Clemmons, Valerie and Tracy Dieterich, Elaine Jefferson, Michael Pearce, Staci Henderson, Judge Clarease Yates, Gracie and Bob Cavnar, Jana Arnoldy, and Roz and Alan Pactor.

ADVERTISEMENT