The Webster Rocks the Night

Hip fashion crowd creates dynamite party scene at opening of The Webster in the Galleria

Hip fashion crowd creates dynamite scene at The Webster opening

Laure, Lynn wyatt, Allison
Laure Heriard Dubreuil, Lynn Wyatt, Allison Sarofim. Photo by Owen Kolasinski
The Webster 4/16 Katie Foley, Clara Cornet
Kate Foley, Clara Cornet. Photo by Gary Fountain
The Webster 4/16 Natacha Lamour, Melissda Mithoff, Francine Ballard, Derek Warburton
Natacha Lamour, Melissa Mithoff, Francine Ballard, Derek Warburton. Photo by Gary Fountain
The Webster, Becca Cason Thrash
Becca Cason Thrash.
The Webster 4/16 Margaret Naeve, Marcus Sloan, Alecia Harris
Margaret Naeve, Marcus Sloan, Alecia Harris. Photo by Gary Fountain
The Webster 4/16 Diane Lokey Farb, Susanne Byram
Diane Lokey Farb, Susanne Byram. Photo by Gary Fountain
The Webster 4/2016, Araceli Graham, Gail Rubin
Araceli Graham, Gail Rubin. Photo by Gary Fountain
The Webster 4/16 Valerie Dittner, Michaela Williams
Valerie Dittner, Michaela Williams. Photo by Gary Fountain
The Webster 4/16 Tiffany Tayor, Habib Issa
Tiffany Taylor, Habib Issa. Photo by Gary Fountain
The Webster opening 4/16, Phoebe Tudor, Stuart Parr, Allison Sarofim
bPhoee Tudor, Stuart Parr, Allison Sarofim. Photo by Gary Fountain
The Webster 4/16 Monique Pean, Rickie DeSole
Monique Pean, Rickie DeSole. Photo by Gary Fountain
The Webster Houston Galleria exterior
The free-standing Webster is described as a 'jewel box' in the Galleria parking lot. Photo by Clifford Pugh
Laure, Lynn wyatt, Allison
The Webster 4/16 Katie Foley, Clara Cornet
The Webster 4/16 Natacha Lamour, Melissda Mithoff, Francine Ballard, Derek Warburton
The Webster, Becca Cason Thrash
The Webster 4/16 Margaret Naeve, Marcus Sloan, Alecia Harris
The Webster 4/16 Diane Lokey Farb, Susanne Byram
The Webster 4/2016, Araceli Graham, Gail Rubin
The Webster 4/16 Valerie Dittner, Michaela Williams
The Webster 4/16 Tiffany Tayor, Habib Issa
The Webster opening 4/16, Phoebe Tudor, Stuart Parr, Allison Sarofim
The Webster 4/16 Monique Pean, Rickie DeSole
The Webster Houston Galleria exterior

While pro athletes such as Dwight Howard and pop stars such as Justin Bieber have already slipped their distinctive physiques into the hip fashions at The Webster, it wasn't until the opening night bash at the Galleria store that a cross-section of H-Town fashionistas frolicked among the carefully-curated collections.

The Webster founder, cognac heiress Laure Heriard Dubreuil flew in from home base in New York for the soirée co-hosted by her pal Allison Sarofim and that native Houstonian's squeeze Stuart Parr, both jetting in from New York as well.

Sarofim and Dubreuil brought along a dozen or so of their fashion and design world friends, adding mightily to the visuals — famed interior designer Carlos Mota, stylist Kate Foley, British model and DJ Harley Viera Newton, fashion designers Monique Pean and Adam Lippes, filmmaker/photographer Ryan Lobo, and artist Aaron Young, who happens to be Dubreuil's husband.

As waiters generously poured champagne and wine, the merrymakers circulated through the racks inspecting designs by top houses such as Lanvin and Celine and creations from newcomers including Opening Ceremony and Toma.

Just as The Webster original in Miami Beach was an instant hit, this first expansion of the brand is already garnering serious attention, including from fashionistas in LA who can't believe that Houston was the locale for a second store. A third outpost opens in Manhattan near the end of the year.

The glam Houston contingent holding its own in this fashion stratosphere included Lynn Wyatt, Becca Cason Thrash, Ceron, Diane Lokey Farb, Phoebe Tudor, Marcus Sloan and Shannon Hall, Melissa Mithoff, Lisa Holthouse, Francine Ballard, Jeff Gremillion, and Gail Rubin.

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