From Newscast to Catwalk

Top TV anchors and Houston media stars rule the runway for a good cause

Top TV anchors and H-Town media stars rule the runway for a good cause

Haute for Hope Fashion Show 2015 Melinda Spaulding, Rita Garcia, Rashi Vats, Jose Grinan, Melissa Wilson, Michelle Merher, Todd Ramos
Melinda Spaulding, from left, Rita Garcia, Rashi Vats, Jose Grinan, Melissa Wilson, Michelle Merher and Todd Ramos. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Haute for Hope Fashion Show 2015 Allison Triarsi Lewis, Courtney Zubowski Haas
Allison Triarsi Lewis and Courtney Zubowski Haas. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Haute for Hope Fashion Show 2015 Dana Tyson, Greg Hurst
Dana Tyson and Greg Hurst. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Haute for Hope Fashion Show 2015 Dominique Sachse
Dominique Sachse. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Haute for Hope Fashion Show 2015 Darby Douglas
Darby Douglas. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Haute for Hope Fashion Show 2015 Doug Pitcock, Walter Johnson, Hank Rush
Doug Pitcock, from left, Walter Johnson and Hank Rush. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Haute for Hope Fashion Show 2015 Lisa Zook, Kimberly Chambers, Elisabeth Rush, Jessica Bucio
Lisa Zook, from left, Kimberly Chambers, Elisabeth Rush and Jessica Bucio. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Haute for Hope Fashion Show 2015 Mia Gradney
Mia Gradney. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Haute for Hope Fashion Show 2015 Susan Nelson, Sandra Smith, Lisa Appleby
Susan Nelson, from left, Sandra Smith and Lisa Appleby. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Haute for Hope Fashion Show 2015 Yvonne Johnson and Laura McWilliams
Yvonne Johnson, left, and Laura McWilliams. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Haute for Hope Fashion Show 2015 Melinda Spaulding, Rita Garcia, Rashi Vats, Jose Grinan, Melissa Wilson, Michelle Merher, Todd Ramos
Haute for Hope Fashion Show 2015 Allison Triarsi Lewis, Courtney Zubowski Haas
Haute for Hope Fashion Show 2015 Dana Tyson, Greg Hurst
Haute for Hope Fashion Show 2015 Dominique Sachse
Haute for Hope Fashion Show 2015 Darby Douglas
Haute for Hope Fashion Show 2015 Doug Pitcock, Walter Johnson, Hank Rush
Haute for Hope Fashion Show 2015 Lisa Zook, Kimberly Chambers, Elisabeth Rush, Jessica Bucio
Haute for Hope Fashion Show 2015 Mia Gradney
Haute for Hope Fashion Show 2015 Susan Nelson, Sandra Smith, Lisa Appleby
Haute for Hope Fashion Show 2015 Yvonne Johnson and Laura McWilliams

We're not sure who was minding the news desks recently when 25 of the city's best-known television, radio and print personalities dressed up and stepped out in the latest fashions for the benefit of the homeless children of Star of Hope Mission. No matter, the city and the newsies survived in style.

The 17th annual "Haute for Hope Celebrity Fashion Show and Luncheon" filled the ballroom of River Oaks Country Club with media fans and patrons of the non-profit. 

Dominique Sachse, Mia Gradney, José Grinan and Darby Douglas were among those modeling fashions from BB1 Classic, Nima Boutique and Festari for Men. Jewelry was provided by Kendra Scott. Celebrity models under direction of Todd Ramos included Melinda Spaulding, Rita Garcia, Rashi Vats, Greg Hurst, Melissa Wilson and Michelle Merher.

The event honored the late Puddie Pitcock and Doug Pitcock for their long-time commitment to the Star of Hope Mission. Doug Pitcock was presented with a Star of Hope signature piece of artwork, "Making Room for Hope," from Star of Hope president and CEO Hank Rush and vice president of marketing and communications Vivian C. Winslow.

Applauding the news-stars-turned-runway-models were Allison Triarsi Lewis, Courtney Zubowski Haas, Laura McWilliams, Yvonne and Walter Johnson, Susan Nelson, Sandra Smith, Lisa Appleby, Lisa Zook, Kimberly Chambers, Elisabeth Rush and Jessica Bucio.

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