What: Salute Houston: One Night. One Party. One Runway.
Where: The Astorian.
The scoop: To support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and honor some of its heroes, Tamara Klosz Bonar and Lenny Matuszewski produced a fashion fundraiser with models from the Neal Hamil Agency and Page Parkes Texas, who appeared in fall designs from Cavender’s Boot City, Cotton Club Collection, Elizabeth Anthony, M Penner, Sloan Hall and Tootsies.
But the real scene stealers were first responders from Houston Police Department and Houston Fire Department, who strolled the catwalk with adoptable animals, including a pit bull from Houston PetSet and a kitten and two dogs from K-9 Angels Rescue.
Before the fashion show, the crowd of more than 200 guests enjoyed cocktails, light bites, and a special performance by Micaiah Walker, lead singer of the Houston-based pop/rock band Polaroid Summer.
Who: Seen in the crowd were ABC13 anchor Melanie Lawson, who emceed the evening, Marge Lundquist, Tama Lundquist, Tena Lundquist Faust and Tyson Faust, Jan Duncan, Susan Boggio, Elina Htum, Penny Wright, Laura Ward, Edna Meyer-Nelson, Sidney Faust, Elsie Eckert, designer Robert Comstock, who was in town for a personal appearance at M Penner, Sara Jane Smith, Ahshia Berry, Donae Charmosta, Bill Baldwin, Dr. James Bonar, Michael Bickham, and Elena Cattarossi.