Where: Neiman Marcus.
The scoop: Dress for Dinner, the Recipe for Success Foundation’s fundraising series that combines stellar fashion with great food, teamed with Neiman Marcus to feature the designs of Rubin Singer, whose creations are favorites of celebrities, including Tracee Ellis Ross,who recently wore one of his slinky black gowns to the NAACP Image Awards, and Beyoncé, who thrust Singer into the spotlight when he created her costumes for her halftime appearance at the 2013 Super Bowl.
Singer was in the front row as his fall collection featuring bold geometrical shapes and colors was unveiled on the runway created for the occasion on the department store's third floor. Afterwards VIPS feasted on a dinner prepared by Roost chef Kevin Naderi that included smoked beet salad with whipped feta mousse, grilled ahi tuna with carrot puree and almond cake. Naderi planned the dinner based on the organization's VegOut! program, which encourages Houstonians to eat 30 different vegetables in 30 days this month.
Who: Recipe for Success founders Gracie and Bob Cavnar, Dress for Dinner chair Carrie Colbert, Neiman Marcus general manager Bob Devlin, Karina Barbieri, Duyen Huynh, Parissa Mohajer, Kim Padgett, Laura Max Rose, Jane Page Crump, Beth Wolff, Sally Lechin and Christine Tabrizihoriz.