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Fashion crowd scouts out hot trends for fall at runway show featuring cool looks

Fashion crowd scouts out hot trends for fall at cool runway show

Neiman Marcus Trend Event Kym Jackson, Katherine Poncilc
Kym Jackson, Katherine Poncilc Photo by Wilson Parish
Varda Dror, Karina Barbieri, Penny Wright at Neiman Marcus Trend Event
Varda Dror, Karina Barbieri, Penny Wright. Photo by Wilson Parish
Sophie Lark at Neiman Marcus Trend Event
Sophie Lark. Photo by Wilson Parish
Neiman Marcus Trend Event Jared Burgess and Ana LaVelle
Jared Burgess and Ana Lavelle. Photo by Wilson Parish
Neiman Marcus Trend Event Christopher Mitchell and Phyllis Rodriguez
Christopher Mitchell and Phyllis Rodriguez. Photo by Wilson Parish
Devon Sells and Alex Odum at Neiman Marcus Trend Event
Devon Sells and Alex Odum. Photo by Wilson Parish
Earlene Buggs and Blanca Sachtouras at Neiman Marcus Trend Event
Earlene Buggs and Blanca Sachtouras. Photo by Wilson Parish
Kate and Chris Robast at Neiman Marcus Trend Event
Kate and Chris Robast. Photo by Wilson Parish
Donae Chramosta and Karina Barbieri at Neiman Marcus Trend Event
Donae Chramosta and Karina Barbieri. Photo by Wilson Parish
Neiman Marcus Trend Event Kathy Kates, Kel Rowe and Lori Caplin
Neiman Marcus' Kathy Kates, Kel Rowe, and Lori Caplin. Photo by Wilson Parish
Neiman Marcus Trend Event Kym Jackson, Katherine Poncilc
Varda Dror, Karina Barbieri, Penny Wright at Neiman Marcus Trend Event
Sophie Lark at Neiman Marcus Trend Event
Neiman Marcus Trend Event Jared Burgess and Ana LaVelle
Neiman Marcus Trend Event Christopher Mitchell and Phyllis Rodriguez
Devon Sells and Alex Odum at Neiman Marcus Trend Event
Earlene Buggs and Blanca Sachtouras at Neiman Marcus Trend Event
Kate and Chris Robast at Neiman Marcus Trend Event
Donae Chramosta and Karina Barbieri at Neiman Marcus Trend Event
Neiman Marcus Trend Event Kathy Kates, Kel Rowe and Lori Caplin

What: Neiman Marcus Trend Report fashion show.

Where: Neiman Marcus.

The 411: All seats were filled, wtih additional standing room only, around the snow-white catwalk at the luxury retailer's Galleria store as Houston's fashion set got a glimpse of what's hot for fall. The runway show featured dozens of looks, ranging from those aimed at slightly cooler weather to full-on wintry styles as Neiman Marcus modernist apparel buyer Lori Caplin and designer handbags buyer Kel Rowe explained the thinking behind each style.

Front row regulars, dressed in designer duds, sipped champagne and nibbled on light bites, while alternately applauding and sometimes gasping in delight as the models walked by in eye-catching attire (an $8,000 Valentino multi-colored fur handbag drew particular oohs and ahhs).

We'll go in more detail about must-haves for fall in an upcoming story, but here's a hint: Think all-red and winter white, along with a folkloric, back-to-the '70s vibe.

Who: Among those compiling their fall shopping lists were Karina Barbieri, Donae Chramosta, Varda Dror, Penny Wright, Beth Wolfe and her daughter, Cynthia Peatross, visiting from Shreveport, Roz Pactor, Kym Jackson, Katherine Poncilc, Sophie Lark, Kathy Hood, Denise McLing and Phyllis Rodriguez.