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Dressed to kill: Fashionistas rule as 10 Best Dressed honorees unveiled at Neiman Marcus

Dressed to kill: Fashionistas rule as 10 Best Dressed honorees unveiled at Neiman Marcus

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Jana Arnoldy , Lynn Wyatt , Lindley Arnoldy Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Lester Smith , Sue Smith , Kelli Blanton , Eddy Blanton Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Paige Fertitta , Tilman Fertitta , Blayne Fertitta Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Gracie Cavnar , Sheridan Williams , Susan Krohn Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Javier Loya , Lucinda Loya , Amy Lee Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Jana Arnoldy , Lucinda Loya , Gina Gaston , Mary Tere Perusquia , Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein , Millette Sherman , Paige Fertitta , Sue Smith , Carol Linn , Phyllis Williams Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Carol Linn , Mike Linn Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Gina Gaston , Gail Brown , Angela Rae Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Mark Sullivan , Jim Ware Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Lynn Wyatt , Cerón , Dancie Ware Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Anamaria Arboleda , Mary Tere Perusquia , Mauricio Arboleda Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Sabrina Midkiff , Rosemary Schatzman , Diane Lokey Farb Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Duyer Huynh , Marc Nguyen Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Kevin Smith , Cornel Williams Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein , Vicki West , Barbara LeGrange Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Millette Sherman , Gina Bhatia Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Tina Pyne , Gracie Cavnar , Kim Tutcher Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Oh, the Louboutins, the Leiber handbags and the top-label dresses floating through the designer salon of Neiman Marcus on Wednesday night. The dazzling million-dollar looks of just about everyone were clues to the purpose of the evening — announcement of the Houston Chronicle Best Dressed honorees.

Who would dare enter this realm of sartorial splendor in anything less than the spectacular?

 The designer mix did not disappoint as the variety was as colorful as the honorees. 

Houston Chronicle chairman Jack Sweeney, ascending to that stratospheric rank earlier in the day, introduced the 10 honorees, who will walk the runway on the 30th anniversary of the Best Dressed Luncheon and Neiman Marcus Fashion Presentation Benefiting the March of Dimes.

While we accept the fact that the wealth of the ladies' good works is paramount in the selection process by that anonymous editorial committee from the Chronicle, inquiring minds want to know what they wore for this heart-throbbing red carpet moment. The designer mix did not disappoint as the variety was as colorful as the honorees.

Both Jana Arnoldy and Sue Smith chose sparkly Oscar de la Renta cocktail dresses for their presentation. It was Jana's first time on the list and Sue's third, which earned her Best Dressed Hall of Fame honors. Both second-time honorees, Phyllis Williams and Mary Tere Perusquia opted for Carolina Herrera though decidedly different looks. Lovely ladylike dresses by Valentino were the choice of first-time honoree Millette Sherman and second-time honoree Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein

Paige Fertitta, named to the list for the second time, charmed in her Brunello Cucinelli, while Hall of Fame honoree Lucinda Loya rocked in a Kaufman Franco beaded dress and hipster boots. Who can ever go wrong in Chanel? That was the choice of first-time honoree Carol Linn. KTRK Channel 13 news anchor Gina Gaston opted for an understated jumpsuit by Chloe for her Best Dressed debut.

Kelli Blanton will chair the the March 28 benefit at the Westin Galleria Hotel and Lynn Wyatt, the very first Houston Chronicle Best Dressed Hall of Fame honoree, continues her premiering role as the luncheon's first-ever honorary chair. 

Who were the fashionables in this tony crowd? Susan Krohn and Patrick Gehm, Sheridan and John Eddie Williams, Eddy Blanton, Barbara Seymour, Lilly and Thurmon Andress, Tina Pyne, Kim Tutcher, Cerón, Amy and Jim Lee, Mark Sullivan, Sandy Barrett, Astrid and Gene Van Dyke, Susan Hansen, Becca Cason Thrash, Dancie and Jim Ware, Guyla Pircher, Gina and Dr. Devinder Bhatia and Tara and David Wuthrich.