Chic crowd turns out for Passion for Fashion kickoff party
Fabulous Paris-based fashion designer Andrew Gnis sure to get a lot of attention when he comes to Houston for the Passion for Fashion luncheon on March 27 at Wortham Center. But at the recent kickoff party at the River Oaks home of Susan Krohn, the focus was on Becca Cason Thrash, who will receive the fashion icon award at the luncheon.
A large contingent of Thrash's Houston pals turned out to drum up support for the luncheon, which will benefit Houston Community College's fashion and interior design programs. It's likely to be a sellout, following on the heels of last year's sold-out event, where Diane Lokey Farb received the group's first-ever fashion icon award.
Farb, in a stylish black Valentino coat dress with sparkling belt that she recently purchased in Paris, was on hand, along with Dominique Sachse and Nick Florescu, Monsour Taghdisi, Courtney Hopson, Neal Hamil, Phoebe Tudor, Ginger and Jack Blanton, Cerón and the luncheon's honorary chairman, Gabriela Dror and Nidhika Mehta.
Also on hand, William Harmon, president of HCC-Central College, Kay King, who recently retired as chair of the HCC fashion and interior design programs, and her successor, Suzette Brimmer.
The foyer was so packed that luncheon chairs Rosemarie Johnson and Melissa Mithoff stood on the grand staircase in order to tell the crowd about the March event. Mithoff, who looked chic in a fitted black tuxedo jacket with a plunging neckline, lace leggings and a multiple strand gold chain necklace, removed the necklace before the evening was over because it was so darn heavy.
Ah, the perils of high fashion.