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.