With a dress code of white-tie-and-tails, the Houston Grand Opera Ball traditionally inspires the swans to dress in ultimate ball gown finery.
Saturday's record-breaking Carousel-themed gala was no exception with a bevy of gowns by Oscar de la Renta and Monique Lhuillier. The bolder fashionistas in the mix stepped out in au courant designers including Gucci, Juvani, and Talbot Runhof.
Hallie Vanderhider was exceptionally lovely in this gown by Carolina Herrera.
Houston Grand Opera Ball chair Donna Josey Chapman cast a regal glow in this dazzling gown by Marchesa.
After-party chair Kendall Hanno in Jovani.
Cynthia Petrello in Naeem Khan.
Becca Cason Thrash in David Peck.
Kelli Cohen Fein in Carolina Herrera.
Kristina Somerville in Oscar de la Renta.
Lynn Wyatt in Gucci.
Frances Marzio in Ralph Lauren.
Jana Arnoldy in Oscar de la Renta.
Suzanne Saperstein in Armani haute couture.
Janet Gurwitch in Zac Posen.
Ileana Trevino in Monique Lhuillier.
Alex Blair in Monique Lhuillier.
Carrie Brandsberg-Dahl in Yves Saint Laurent.
Rachel Regan in Crisada.
Mary D'Andrea in Talbot Runhof.
Marguerite Swartz in Alexander McQueen.
Joanne King Herring in Faviana.
Rini Ziegler in Oscar de la Renta.
Christian Miranda in Dolce & Gabbana.
Fady Armanious cut a dashing swath in his custom-made white tie ensemble.