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Lady VIPs flock to The Galleria for invite-only elegant event at swanky store

Lady VIPs flock to The Galleria for invite-only elegant event at store

Vivian Wise, left, and Jennifer Brown at the Una Notte in Italia lunch at Valentino September 2014
Vivian Wise, left, and Jennifer Brown. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Katherine Treistman, from left, Melissa Mithoff and Tatiana Green at the Una Notte in Italia lunch at Valentino September 2014
Katherine Treistman, from left, Melissa Mithoff and Tatiana Green. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Tammie Johnson at the Una Notte in Italia lunch at Valentino September 2014
Tammie Johnson. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Table settings at the Una Notte in Italia lunch at Valentino September 2014
Valentino makes room for dressy ladies lunch. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Megan Sutton Reed, left, and Caroline Walter at the Una Notte in Italia lunch at Valentino September 2014
Megan Sutton Reed, left, and Caroline Walter. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Lisa Pitts, left, and Andrea Sivells at the Una Notte in Italia lunch at Valentino September 2014
Lisa Pitts, left, and Andrea Sivells. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Christie Sullivan, from left, Liz Glanville and Debbie Festari at the Una Notte in Italia lunch at Valentino September 2014
Christie Sullivan, from left, Liz Glanville and Debbie Festari. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Caroline Walter, left, and Ericka Graham at the Una Notte in Italia lunch at Valentino September 2014
Caroline Walter, left, and Ericka Graham. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Aventura Gray, left, and Devi Brown at the Una Notte in Italia lunch at Valentino September 2014
Aventura Gray, left, and Devi Brown. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Alissa Maples, from left, Virginia Steppe and Sonya Shernak at the Una Notte in Italia lunch at Valentino September 2014
Virginia Steppe, from left, Alissa Maples and Sonya Shernak. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Vivian Wise, left, and Jennifer Brown at the Una Notte in Italia lunch at Valentino September 2014
Katherine Treistman, from left, Melissa Mithoff and Tatiana Green at the Una Notte in Italia lunch at Valentino September 2014
Tammie Johnson at the Una Notte in Italia lunch at Valentino September 2014
Table settings at the Una Notte in Italia lunch at Valentino September 2014
Megan Sutton Reed, left, and Caroline Walter at the Una Notte in Italia lunch at Valentino September 2014
Lisa Pitts, left, and Andrea Sivells at the Una Notte in Italia lunch at Valentino September 2014
Christie Sullivan, from left, Liz Glanville and Debbie Festari at the Una Notte in Italia lunch at Valentino September 2014
Caroline Walter, left, and Ericka Graham at the Una Notte in Italia lunch at Valentino September 2014
Aventura Gray, left, and Devi Brown at the Una Notte in Italia lunch at Valentino September 2014
Alissa Maples, from left, Virginia Steppe and Sonya Shernak at the Una Notte in Italia lunch at Valentino September 2014

The gents supporting the 17th annual Una Notte in Italia men's fashion romp will have their moment in the spotlight on Nov. 7 at the Westin Galleria Hotel. The ladies behind the scenes of the popular testosterone-infused evening had their feminine fashion moment earlier this week.

As is tradition with the fundraiser for Bo's Place, special friends of the event are feted at a luncheon in a swank Galleria boutique. This year, Valentino opened its doors for the invitation-only gathering chaired by Melissa Mithoff and Alissa Maples.

The ladies responded to Valentino's hospitality by arriving in the latest looks and almost all either wearing Valentino shoes or carrying a Valentino bag, the Rockstud Pumps particularly popular. The boutique, headed by manager Sonya Shernak, reciprocated by donating 10 percent of the day's sales to Bo's Place in honor of the fundraiser.

Leading the luncheon group were gala chairs Christie Sullivan and Jennifer Brown and Una Notte in Italia founder and honorary chair Debbie Festari. In from Valentino New York for the luncheon were events and marketing honchos Yelena Katchan and Mary Massey

Among the fashionistas shopping Valentino and sitting down for an elegant lunch by A Fare Extraordinaire were Vivian Dugger, Joanna Marks, Liz Glanville, Katherine Treistman, Tatiana Green, Vivian Wise and Megan Sutton-Reed.