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Hunky models in uniforms and fashionistas pack a new downtown hotel for hot fashion designer's runway show

Hunky models in uniforms and a stylish crowd rock a new downtown hotel

Chloe Dao, from left, Roz Pactor, David Peck, Leisa Holland Nelson, Karina Barbieri and Sydney Dao at the David Peck runway show September 2014
From left, Chloe Dao, Roz Pactor, David Peck, Leisa Holland Nelson, Karina Barbieri and Syndey Dao. Photo courtesy of David Peck
Duyen Nguyen, from left, Anais Nguyen and Marc Nguyen at the David Peck runway show September 2014
Duyen Nguyen, from left, Anais Nguyen and Marc Nguyen. Photo by Omar Marcos
Jeff Shell, left, and Monsour Taghdisi at the David Peck runway show September 2014
Jeff Shell, left, and Monsour Taghdisi, right, with well-dressed toddler. Photo courtesy of David Peck
Claire Cormier  Thielke at the David Peck runway show September 2014
Claire Cormier Thielke. Photo by Omar Marcos
Iraj and Fariba Taghi, from left, with Amir Taghi at the David Peck runway show September 2014
Iraj and Fariba Taghi, from left, with Amir Taghi. Photo by Omar Marcos
Carrie Colbert and Bob Hogan at the David Peck runway show September 2014
Carrie Colbert and Bob Hogan. Photo by Omar Marcos
Sydney Dao, from left, Chloe Dao and Neal Hamil at the David Peck runway show September 2014
Sydney Dao, from left, Chloe Dao and Neal Hamil. Photo by Omar Marcos
Yvonne Cormier at the David Peck runway show September 2014
Yvonne Cormier. Photo by Omar Marcos
girls toasting at the David Peck runway show September 2014
Lots of bubbly was consumed at the David Peck runway show. Photo courtesy of David Peck
William and Lisa McDonald at the David Peck runway show September 2014
William and Lisa McDonald. Photo by Omar Marcos
Linda Knapp, left, and Caroline Knapp at the David Peck runway show September 2014
Linda Knapp, left, and Caroline Knapp. Photo by Omar Marcos
Shawn Conerly and Heather Mcleskey at the David Peck runway show September 2014
Shawn Conerly and Heather McLeskey. Photo by Omar Marcos
Leslie Hassen, left, and Jill Shull at the David Peck runway show September 2014
Leslie Hassen, left, and Jill Shull. Photo by Omar Marcos
Chloe Dao, from left, Roz Pactor, David Peck, Leisa Holland Nelson, Karina Barbieri and Sydney Dao at the David Peck runway show September 2014
Duyen Nguyen, from left, Anais Nguyen and Marc Nguyen at the David Peck runway show September 2014
Jeff Shell, left, and Monsour Taghdisi at the David Peck runway show September 2014
Claire Cormier  Thielke at the David Peck runway show September 2014
Iraj and Fariba Taghi, from left, with Amir Taghi at the David Peck runway show September 2014
Carrie Colbert and Bob Hogan at the David Peck runway show September 2014
Sydney Dao, from left, Chloe Dao and Neal Hamil at the David Peck runway show September 2014
Yvonne Cormier at the David Peck runway show September 2014
girls toasting at the David Peck runway show September 2014
William and Lisa McDonald at the David Peck runway show September 2014
Linda Knapp, left, and Caroline Knapp at the David Peck runway show September 2014
Shawn Conerly and Heather Mcleskey at the David Peck runway show September 2014
Leslie Hassen, left, and Jill Shull at the David Peck runway show September 2014

What: Fashion Meets Hospitality, David Peck Fall/Winter 2014 Runway Show.

Where: JW Marriott Houston Downtown.

The 411: Even though it was a school night, the atmosphere was festive as more than 750 fashionable Houstonians packed the lower level of the new JW Marriott Houston Downtown hotel for two runway shows in one. David Peck showcased the new uniforms he designed for employees of the hotel and then presented his fall/winter collection, with 55 looks, ranging from day dresses to glittery evening wear. (Look to CultureMap soon for a complete review and video of the collections.)

In a brief break between the two shows, hunky models in the new Marriott uniforms sold raffle tickets for shopping sprees at Peck's new Montrose boutique and stays at the new hotel, with proceeds going to Dress for Success. The organization's exec Lauren Levicki Courville, who attended with husband Kyle Courville, was thrilled.

Who: Among the fashion trendsetters in the crowd were Carrie Colbert and Bob Hogan, Neal Hamil, fashion designers Chloe Dao, Toni Whitaker, Amir Taghi and Gayla Bentley, Dawn Bell, Cindi Rose, who rumor has it is slated for a reality show to be filmed in Houston, Jeff Shell, Julie Rhodes, Karina Barbieri, Kim Padgett, Heather McLeskey and Shawn Conerly.

Also enjoying the evening were Duyen and Marc Nguyen, with daughter Anais (the Nguyen's other two twin daughters were runway models in the show), Yvonne Cormier and Claire Cormier Thielke, Liz Gorman Jones and Stephen Jones, Roz Pactor, Lisa Holland Nelson, Monsour Taghdisi and Henry Richardson.