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57 Fady Armanious, from left, NAME and Lynn Wyatt at the Elie Saab luncheon December 2014
Fady Armanious, from left, Hallie Vanderhider and Lynn Wyatt. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
51 Alyssa Maples, from left, Mickey Rosmarin and Virginia NAME at the Elie Saab luncheon December 2014
Alyssa Maples, from left, Mickey Rosmarin and Virginia Steppe. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Tootsies, Elie Saab luncheon, Dec. 2014
The beautiful peek-a-boo lace dress can be lined for a more modest look. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
72 Elizabeth Allen, left, and Terri Havens at the Elie Saab luncheon December 2014
Elizabeth Allen, left, and Terri Havens. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
79 Cynthia Petrello, left, and Linda McReynolds at the Elie Saab luncheon December 2014
Cynthia Petrello, left, and Linda McReynolds. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
102 A model wearing Elie Saab at the Elie Saab luncheon December 2014
The Elie Saab trunk show at Tootsies was a Houston first. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
19 Pat Breen, from left, Kirby McCool and Sheridan Williams at the Elie Saab luncheon December 2014
Pat Breen, from left, Kirby McCool and Sheridan Williams. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
135 A model wearing Elie Saab at the Elie Saab luncheon December 2014
 This dazzling Elie Saab gowns received rounds of applause. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
26 DeeDee Marsh, left, and Kelli Weinzierl at the Elie Saab luncheon December 2014
DeeDee Marsh, left, and Kelli Weinzierl. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
23 Liz Glanville, left, and Vivian Wise at the Elie Saab luncheon December 2014
Liz Glanville, left, and Vivian Wise. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
109 A model wearing Elie Saab at the Elie Saab luncheon December 2014
Elie Saab gowns were stunners in the Tootsies trunk show and luncheon. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
68 Monica Hartland, from left, Joanna Marks and Hanna McNair at the Elie Saab luncheon December 2014.
Sisters Monica Hartland, from left, Joanna Marks and Hanna McNair. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
119 A model wearing Elie Saab at the Elie Saab luncheon December 2014
The split skirt by  Elie Saab on take on cocktail fashion. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
11 A table setting at the Elie Saab luncheon December 2014
The tables were beautifully set with cyrstal and flowers from The Events Co.'s Richard Flowers. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
167 An Elie Saab creation at the Elie Saab luncheon December 2014
Another Elie Saab creation for spring. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
57 Fady Armanious, from left, NAME and Lynn Wyatt at the Elie Saab luncheon December 2014
51 Alyssa Maples, from left, Mickey Rosmarin and Virginia NAME at the Elie Saab luncheon December 2014
News, Tootsies, Elie Saab luncheon, Dec. 2014
72 Elizabeth Allen, left, and Terri Havens at the Elie Saab luncheon December 2014
79 Cynthia Petrello, left, and Linda McReynolds at the Elie Saab luncheon December 2014
102 A model wearing Elie Saab at the Elie Saab luncheon December 2014
19 Pat Breen, from left, Kirby McCool and Sheridan Williams at the Elie Saab luncheon December 2014
135 A model wearing Elie Saab at the Elie Saab luncheon December 2014
26 DeeDee Marsh, left, and Kelli Weinzierl at the Elie Saab luncheon December 2014
23 Liz Glanville, left, and Vivian Wise at the Elie Saab luncheon December 2014
109 A model wearing Elie Saab at the Elie Saab luncheon December 2014
68 Monica Hartland, from left, Joanna Marks and Hanna McNair at the Elie Saab luncheon December 2014.
119 A model wearing Elie Saab at the Elie Saab luncheon December 2014
11 A table setting at the Elie Saab luncheon December 2014
167 An Elie Saab creation at the Elie Saab luncheon December 2014

What: Tootsies fashion luncheon.

Where: Tootsies in West Ave.

The 411: It was the first-ever Elie Saab trunk show in Houston and the ladies turned out in style not only to see the fab fashions for spring but also to support Trees of Hope, a charity near and dear to Lynn Wyatt's heart. La Wyatt was guest of honor at the intimate luncheon hosted by Mickey Rosmarin.

Saab is a favorite of red-carpet celebrities and the beautiful designs tempted the Houston ladies, though the peek-a-boo lace ensembles with the models' thongs and cheeks exposed caused a few riffles in the well-heeled crowd. No worries for the modest among the fashionistas. Tootsies' Fady Armanious assured the ladies that the dresses can easily be lined. The bare look was primarily a runway confection.

City Kitchen provided the ladylike fare in the store's bright, mirrored dining salon while The Events Co. created an elegant setting with white flowers, white linens and crystal candelabra.

Who: Cynthia Petrello, Sheridan Williams, Kirby McCool, Terri Havens, Hallie Vanderhider, Linda McReynolds, Pat Breen, Vivian Wise, Virginia Steppe, Alyssa Maples, Liz Glanville, Dee Dee Marsh and Kelli Weinzierl.

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