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Chloe Dao runway show and appeal to empower women highlight Pratham holiday luncheon

Chloe Dao runway show is centerpiece of Pratham holiday luncheon

370 A model on the runway at the Chloe Dao luncheon for Pratham December 2014
Chloe Dao showcased looks from her fall and spring collections in a runway show. Courtesy photo
127 Salma Manji, left, and Vijay Bhuchar at the Chloe Dao luncheon for Pratham December 2014
Salma Manji, left, and Vijay Bhuchar. Courtesy photo
70 Anita Naik, left, and Azmae Bhatti at the Chloe Dao luncheon for Pratham December 2014
Anita Naik, left, and Azmae Bhatti. Courtesy photo
9. Vinita Gupta, from left, Vijay Goradia, Lillie Robertson and Nancy Thorington. Standing, from left, Lynt Graft, Ingrid Vanderveldt, Marie Goradia and Steve Thorington at the Chloe Dao luncheon for Pratham December 2014
Vinita Gupta, from left, Lynt Graft, Vijay Goradia, Ingrid Vanderveldt, Marie Goradia, Steve Thorington, Lillie Robertson and Nancy Thorington. Courtesy photo
2 Ingrid Vanderveldt, from left, Marie Goradia and Chloe Dao at the Chloe Dao luncheon for Pratham December 2014
Ingrid Vanderveldt, from left, Marie Goradia and Chloe Dao. Courtesy photo
370 A model on the runway at the Chloe Dao luncheon for Pratham December 2014
127 Salma Manji, left, and Vijay Bhuchar at the Chloe Dao luncheon for Pratham December 2014
70 Anita Naik, left, and Azmae Bhatti at the Chloe Dao luncheon for Pratham December 2014
9. Vinita Gupta, from left, Vijay Goradia, Lillie Robertson and Nancy Thorington. Standing, from left, Lynt Graft, Ingrid Vanderveldt, Marie Goradia and Steve Thorington at the Chloe Dao luncheon for Pratham December 2014
2 Ingrid Vanderveldt, from left, Marie Goradia and Chloe Dao at the Chloe Dao luncheon for Pratham December 2014

What: Pratham Houston Holiday Luncheon.

Where: Junior League of Houston.

The 411: More than 270 guests filled the ballroom as Houston designer Chloe Dao showcased her fall ready-to-wear collection as well as pieces from her spring 2015 line in a full-scale runway show. Ingrid Vanderveldt, CEO and co-founder of Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 delivered an inspirational speech on the importance of building the confidence of young women. More than $158,000 was raised for children’s education in India, which is a major focus of the nonprofit Pratham Houston organization.

Before the program, guests took part in complimentary make-up session from Saks Fifth Avenue, sampled new fragrances from Dolce and Gabbana, and did some holiday shopping with local boutique vendors.

Who: Luncheon co-chairs Asha Dhume and Annu Naik, Pratham Houston president Marie Goradia and husband Vijay, Sapna Singh, who emceed the luncheon, Vinita Gupta,  Lillie Robertson, Lynt Graft, Steve and Nancy Thorington, Salma Manji, Vijay Bhuchar, Anita Naik and Azmae Bhatti.