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Mother/daughter duos rock the runway at Tootsies in Recipe for Success Fashion Gene Awards

Mother/daughter duos rock the runway at Fashion Gene Awards

Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Todd Fiscus, Gracie Cavnar, Ceron
Todd Fiscus, from left, Gracie Cavnar and Cerón at Tootsies's Recipe for Success evening. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
10 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Isabelle Mulder, Harry Tudor
Isabelle Mulder and Harry Tudor at Tootsies's Recipe for Success evening. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
26 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 David Peck, Lauren Rottet, Mickey Rosmarin
David Peck, from left, Lauren Rottet and Mickey Rosmarin at Tootsies' Recipe for Success event. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
23 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 fashion show model runway Melissa Mithoff
Mia Mithoff and Melissa Mithoff at Tootsies' Recipe for Success evening. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
4 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Kim Padgett, Clifford Pugh, Davon Hatchett
Kim Padgett, from left, Clifford Pugh and Davon Hatchett at Tootsies's Recipe for Success evening. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
22 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 fashion show model runway Caroline Tudor, left, and Phoebe Tudor
Caroline Tudor, left, and Phoebe Tudor at Tootsies's Recipe for Success evening. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
21 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 fashion show model runway Susie McGee, Lizzy McGee
Susie McGee, left and Lizzy McGee at Tootsies's Recipe for Success evening. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
18 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Kris McGee, Lynne Johnson
Kris McGee, left, and Lynne Johnson at Tootsies's Recipe for Success evening. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
2 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Frann Liechtenstein, Vicki Rizzo, Gabriela Gerhart
Frann Liechtenstein, from left, Vicki Rizzo and Gabriela Gerhart Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
15 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Christine Tabrizi, Lisa Wallace, Grace Kim
Christine Tabrizi, from left, Lisa Wallace and Grace Kim at Tootsies's Recipe for Success evening. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
19 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 fashion show model runway
Spring fashions on the runway at Tootsies' Recipe for Success evening. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
12 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Genora Boykins, Michael Pearson
Genora Boykins and Michael Pearson at Tootsies's Recipe for Success evening. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
8 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Alex Blair, Karina Barbieri
Alex Blair, left, and Karina Barbieri  at Tootsies's Recipe for Success evening. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
0 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Aleia Minyon, Victoria Plymale
Aleia Minyon, left, and Victoria Plymale at Tootsies's Recipe for Success evening. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
9 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Parissa Mohajer, Yasmine Haddad,  Mahzad Mohajer
Parissa Mohajer, from left, Yasmine Haddad and Mahzad Mohajer  at Tootsies's Recipe for Success evening. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
7 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Lily Nasar, Lindsay Mousoudaki, Valerie Dittner
Lily Nasar, from left, Lindsay Mousoudaki and Valerie Dittner   at Tootsies's Recipe for Success evening. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
5 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Karen Love, Michel Muylle
Karen Love and Michel Muylle  at Tootsies's Recipe for Success evening. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
14 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Roz Pactor, Laura Nelson
Roz Pactor, left, and Laura Nelson at Tootsies's Recipe for Success evening. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
16 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Kim Padgett, Dr. Angela Sturm
Kim Padgett, left, and Dr. Angela Sturm at Tootsies's Recipe for Success evening. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
17 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Gracie Cavnar, Jeff Shell, Deborah Elias
Gracie Cavnar, from left, Jeff Shell and Deborah Elias  at Tootsies's Recipe for Success evening. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
6 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Mauricia Cruz, Princess Irina Gelovani
Mauricia Cruz and Irina Gelovani  at Tootsies's Recipe for Success evening. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Paula Mott, Diane Lokey Farb, NAME
Paula Mott, from left, Diane Lokey Farb and Gabriela Dror at Tootsies's Recipe for Success evening. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
13 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Frann Lichtenstein, Leisa Holland-Nelson
Frann Liechtenstein, left, and Leisa Holland-Nelson  at Tootsies's Recipe for Success evening. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Todd Fiscus, Gracie Cavnar, Ceron
10 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Isabelle Mulder, Harry Tudor
26 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 David Peck, Lauren Rottet, Mickey Rosmarin
23 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 fashion show model runway Melissa Mithoff
4 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Kim Padgett, Clifford Pugh, Davon Hatchett
22 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 fashion show model runway Caroline Tudor, left, and Phoebe Tudor
21 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 fashion show model runway Susie McGee, Lizzy McGee
18 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Kris McGee, Lynne Johnson
2 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Frann Liechtenstein, Vicki Rizzo, Gabriela Gerhart
15 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Christine Tabrizi, Lisa Wallace, Grace Kim
19 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 fashion show model runway
12 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Genora Boykins, Michael Pearson
8 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Alex Blair, Karina Barbieri
0 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Aleia Minyon, Victoria Plymale
9 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Parissa Mohajer, Yasmine Haddad,  Mahzad Mohajer
7 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Lily Nasar, Lindsay Mousoudaki, Valerie Dittner
5 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Karen Love, Michel Muylle
14 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Roz Pactor, Laura Nelson
16 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Kim Padgett, Dr. Angela Sturm
17 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Gracie Cavnar, Jeff Shell, Deborah Elias
6 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Mauricia Cruz, Princess Irina Gelovani
Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Paula Mott, Diane Lokey Farb, NAME
13 Tootsies Houston Recipe for Success May 2013 Frann Lichtenstein, Leisa Holland-Nelson

In a fashionable nod to fast approaching Mother's Day, Recipe for Success honored mother-daughter duos in its second annual "Dress for Dinner: The Fashion Gene Awards" evening at Tootsies. Think moms in Oscar and Alaia and daughters in Zac Posen and Yigal Azrouel as they strolled the catwalk to generous applause.

Cerón and Todd Fiscus, chairs of this season's series of Dress for Dinner benefit evenings, were in their element surrounded by fashionable women in the high style setting of the West Ave emporium. Recipe for Success founder Gracie Cavnar welcomed guests and turned the program over to Clifford Pugh, CultureMap editor-in-chief, who served as emcee of the lively parade of femmes.

Stepping out in the latest fashions were Liz and Katie Decker, Arvia and Bradlee Few, Brenda and Lindsey Love, Kathy and Jennifer McCord, Suzie and Lizzy McGee, Leisa Holland-Nelson and Laura Nelson, Phoebe and Caroline Tudor and Melissa and Mia Mithoff. 

The moms and daughters were just part of the evening's entertainment that began with a runway show of Tootsies spring looks and closed with fall fashions from Marchesa. For those ponying up a bit more, dinner with Cerón, Todd and Tootsies proprietor Mickey Rosmarin followed, with a special menu prepared by Philippe Schmit.

The fashion flock included designer David Peck, Diane Lokey Farb, Alex Blair, Karina Barbieri, Yasmine Haddad, Lauren Rottet, Roz Pactor, Harry Tudor, Davon Hatchett, Lily Nasar, Frann Lichtenstein, Vicki Rizzo, Mauri Oliver and Dr. Angela Sturm.