What: Bayou Bend Fashion Show & Luncheon 2019 presented by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The scoop: More than 160 guests enjoyed the fourth annual Bayou Bend Fashion Show & Luncheon. Visitors gathered at the timeless River Oaks estate for a seated luncheon under a stunning garden tent on the lawn, with décor by The Events Company/Richard Flowers.
Eyes were drawn to the fresh flower wall filled with vibrant roses, tulips, hydrangeas, and ranunculus. Tables were set with light blue linens topped with complementing centerpieces by Stems Custom Floral.
The highlight of the event was a runway show featuring the Adam Lippes Fall 2019 collection, showcasing 42 looks to an audience of museum patrons and fashion enthusiasts. Gary Tinterow made remarks, along with chairman Elyse Lanier and designer Adam Lippes.
City Kitchen catered the luncheon, serving poached Skuna Bay salmon with green mayonnaise; heirloom cherry tomatoes with samphire; avocado with shrimp ravigote served with roasted sweet peppers, capers, and basil vinaigrette; Boston lettuce salad with white asparagus and Hotel du Cap Vinaigrette; and new potato parfait, with creole mustard and dill. For dessert, guests were served a southern pecan ball with vanilla ice cream, toasted pecans, and chocolate sauce.
The 2019 Bayou Bend Fashion Show & Luncheon raised $307,000 for the Bayou Bend operating budget. The Galleria/ Simon Property Group was the principal underwriter and Neiman Marcus served as the retail partner for the event.
Who: Kate Upton, Whitney Crane, Courtney Sarofim, Jennifer Harris, Hallie Vanderhider, Fady Armanious, Carol Lin, Nancy Abendshein, Cherie Flores, Lindsay Holstead, Adam Lippes, Martha Long, Courtney Sarofim, Mona Sarofim, Rania Daniel, Kelli Kickerillo, Elyse Lanier, Jennie Segal, Marcy Taub Wessel, Rose Cullen, Anne Duncan, Jeanie Kilroy Wilson, Michelle Foutch, Cabrina Owsley, Terry Smith, Eliza Stedman, Laura Wheless, Polly Bowden, Ann Bookout, Kathy Goosen, Cyvia Wolff, Bobbie Nau, Stephanie Tsuru, and Phoebe Tudor.