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.