Stunning — that's really the only way to describe Jessica Rossman at the Cabaret for a Cure benefit evening at the Hilton Americas-Houston. The statuesque brunette, on the arm of the dashing Gordon Bethune (not a bad accessory in himself) was a standout amid the black-tie crowd of 600.
Her bias-cut satin gown from A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz was a find on a New York shopping spree. Adding to her already generous height were Louboutin Lola Flores pumps. To keep her warm on the chilly evening, Rossman carried a vintage Halston fox capelet from her favorite vintage store in SoHo, Chelsea Girl. "It's a kooky, eclectic ball of a store," she said. Her gold Gucci clutch is from Milan.
Rossman's favorite elements of the evening ensemble were her jewels — drop emerald earrings and a diamond necklace (a Valentine's gift), both from "a certain dreamboat." That would be the aforementioned Mr. Bethune.
How did this senior attorney at Continental Airlines decide on this glam look? "Well, it was Cabaret for a Cure, after all," she emailed. "So I felt the need to pay a little homage to today's burlesque muse Dita Von Teese as well as keep up with my dashing date, of course, and our always dapper table host Josh Espinedo from Merrill Lynch . . . and preserve my ability to swirl about the dance floor!"