What: Houston Ballet Ball kick-off.
Where: The River Oaks home of Melissa and Michael Mithoff.
The 411: In anticipation of the Feb. 18 gala, "The Masked Ball," Tenenbaum & Co. dressed the contemporary home in a dazzling display of gala-worthy jewels, curated by Tony Bradfield and Kevin Black. Adding to the entertainment of the 150-plus guests was a selection of major artworks for purchase, presented by Barbara Davis and her namesake gallery.
Making this an even more spectacular kick-off party, designer David Peck presented a collection of custom-made masks and gowns, also must-haves for the black-tie evening at Wortham Theater Center. The Mithoffs and Monsour Taghdisi and Henry Richardson are chairing the gala that will honor Phoebe and Bobby Tudor.
Who: The sophisticated gathering included ballet artistic director Stanton Welch, Beth and Nick Zdeblick, Monica Blaisdell, Dominique Sachse and Nick Florescu, Kelley Lubanko, Lauren and Jordan Mintz and Erin and James Stewart.