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Houston Symphony parades its youngest patrons in designer threads at fashionable fundraiser

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12 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Josephine Van Houtan
Josephine Van Houtan Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
6 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Catherine Hennessy, Elaine Turner, Peggy Hennessy, Megan Hennessy Parker
Catherine Hennessy, from left, Elaine Turner, Peggy Hennessy and Megan Hennessy Parker Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
4 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Benny Arrington
Benny Arrington Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
16 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Marguerite Johnson and Emily Van Houtan
Marguerite Johnson, left, and Emily Van Houtan Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
17 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Mark and Christina Hanson with Andrew, Christpoher, and Nicholas
Mark and Christina Hanson with Andrew, Christopher and Nicholas Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
11 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Henry Fuentes
Henry Fuentes Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
14 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Julie Roberts and daughter Sue Lyn Roberts
Julie Roberts, left, and Sue Lyn Roberts Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
1 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Abigail Arrington
Abigail Arrington Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
10 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Helen Lykos, Robert Franz, and April Lykos
Helen Lykos, from left, with Robert Franz and April Lykos Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
5 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Camille Fuentes
Camille Fuentes Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
13 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Julie Roberts and Catherine De Gramont
Julie Roberts, left, and Catherine De Gramont Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
3 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Ava Steely and Caroline Walker
Ava Steely, left, and Caroline Walker Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
2 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Antoine De Gramont
Antoine De Gramont Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
9 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Eloise Chapman
Eloise Chapman Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
15 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Katarina Brosvik
Katarina Brosvik Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
12 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Josephine Van Houtan
6 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Catherine Hennessy, Elaine Turner, Peggy Hennessy, Megan Hennessy Parker
4 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Benny Arrington
16 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Marguerite Johnson and Emily Van Houtan
17 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Mark and Christina Hanson with Andrew, Christpoher, and Nicholas
11 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Henry Fuentes
14 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Julie Roberts and daughter Sue Lyn Roberts
1 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Abigail Arrington
10 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Helen Lykos, Robert Franz, and April Lykos
5 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Camille Fuentes
13 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Julie Roberts and Catherine De Gramont
3 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Ava Steely and Caroline Walker
2 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Antoine De Gramont
9 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Eloise Chapman
15 Houston Symphony children's fashion show April 2013 Katarina Brosvik

Some played it coy, some played it cool and some unabashedly strutted their stuff when the Houston Symphony invited its youngest supporters to walk the runway in a youthful fashion show fundraiser at River Oaks Country Club.

More than 250 filled the ballroom to applaud the little ladies and gents who modeled Burberry, Ralph Lauren and other top designers from Neiman Marcus' trove of fashions for youngsters.

"Bows and Bow Ties" was the theme of the luncheon that was chaired by Catherine Baen Hennessy, Peggy Hennessy and Megan Hennessy Parker. The fashion side of things was organized by Neiman's Stacey Swift.

In addition to the fashion parade of tykes and pre-teens, the fun, overseen by Houston Symphony League members, included face-painting, balloon art, tambourine-making, an instrument petting zoo and a pianist at the ready to play any young composer's work. Luxury accessories designer Elaine Turner was guest speaker, focusing her remarks on the importance of integrating arts into education.

Lapping up the midday fun were Elizabeth and Zack Fertitta, April Lykos and daughter Helen, Barbara McKnight and daughter Kendall, Rosemarie and Matt Johnson, Jennifer Fuentes, Donna Josey Chapman, Zeina Fares, Katherine and Bill Phelps and Judy and David Beck. Houston Symphony CEO Mark Hanson brought his entire family — wife Christina and their three sons.

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