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Fashion femmes swoon over the glittering gowns of Diane Lokey Farb on display at Neiman Marcus

Fashion femmes swoon over the glittering gowns of Diane Lokey Farb on display at Neiman Marcus

Diane Lokey Farb salute, October 2012, gowns, dresses
Seven of the eight gowns on display in the couture salon of Neiman Marcus — each from the closets of Diane Lokey Farb. Photo by © Wilson Parish/Wilson Parish Photography
Diane Lokey Farb salute, October 2012, Diane Lokey Farb, Bob Devlin
Diane Lokey Farb , Bob Devlin Photo by © Wilson Parish/Wilson Parish Photography
Diane Lokey Farb salute, October 2012, Emily Maus, Jared Lang, Chris Goins
Emily Maus , Jared Lang , Chris Goins Photo by © Wilson Parish/Wilson Parish Photography
Diane Lokey Farb salute, October 2012, Kelly Zuniga, Kay King, Cidney Peters
Kelly Zuniga , Kay King , Cidney Peters Photo by © Wilson Parish/Wilson Parish Photography
Diane Lokey Farb salute, October 2012, Duyen Huynh, Katherine Le
Duyen Huynh , Katherine Le Photo by © Wilson Parish/Wilson Parish Photography
Diane Lokey Farb salute, October 2012, photos, flowers, display
The couture salon was transformed into a living room-like setting including personal touches. Photo by © Wilson Parish/Wilson Parish Photography
Diane Lokey Farb salute, October 2012, Judith Oudt, Elizabeth Petersen
Judith Oudt , Elizabeth Petersen Photo by © Wilson Parish/Wilson Parish Photography
Diane Lokey Farb salute, October 2012, Fady Armanious, Monsour Taghdisi, Henry Richardson
Fady Armanious , Monsour Taghdisi , Henry Richardson Photo by © Wilson Parish/Wilson Parish Photography
Diane Lokey Farb salute, October 2012, Roz Pactor, Chris Goins
Roz Pactor , Chris Goins Photo by © Wilson Parish/Wilson Parish Photography
Diane Lokey Farb salute, October 2012, Ceron, Diane Lokey Farb
Cerón , Diane Lokey Farb Photo by © Wilson Parish/Wilson Parish Photography
Diane Lokey Farb salute, October 2012, Bob Bruni, Donna Bruni
Bob Bruni , Donna Bruni Photo by © Wilson Parish/Wilson Parish Photography
Diane Lokey Farb salute, October 2012, Tom Anderson, Colleen Holthouse
Tom Anderson , Colleen Holthouse Photo by © Wilson Parish/Wilson Parish Photography
Diane Lokey Farb salute, October 2012, gowns, dresses
Diane Lokey Farb salute, October 2012, Diane Lokey Farb, Bob Devlin
Diane Lokey Farb salute, October 2012, Emily Maus, Jared Lang, Chris Goins
Diane Lokey Farb salute, October 2012, Kelly Zuniga, Kay King, Cidney Peters
Diane Lokey Farb salute, October 2012, Duyen Huynh, Katherine Le
Diane Lokey Farb salute, October 2012, photos, flowers, display
Diane Lokey Farb salute, October 2012, Judith Oudt, Elizabeth Petersen
Diane Lokey Farb salute, October 2012, Fady Armanious, Monsour Taghdisi, Henry Richardson
Diane Lokey Farb salute, October 2012, Roz Pactor, Chris Goins
Diane Lokey Farb salute, October 2012, Ceron, Diane Lokey Farb
Diane Lokey Farb salute, October 2012, Bob Bruni, Donna Bruni
Diane Lokey Farb salute, October 2012, Tom Anderson, Colleen Holthouse

Eight stunning designer gowns (in size zero) from eight magnificent evenings — that was the shimmering backdrop Tuesday night for a special cocktail party in the couture salon of Neiman Marcus. The gathering honored Diane Lokey Farb as the Fashion Houston 2012 Style Icon and the gowns came from her closet.

While the well-heeled group that gathered to salute the fashionable femme surely knows its way around the couture racks, guests were still slack-jawed at the glittering assembly. The honoree wore one of the Oscar de la Rentas on display to the 2011 Houston Symphony Ball, the Naeem Khan dazzler to a black-tie gala during the Cannes Film Festival and the beautiful Carolina Herrera gown to the Houston Ballet Ball.

 Her collection of designer fashions, from day wear to ball gowns, will be featured on her special night during Fashion Houston. 

The couture salon was transformed into a chic living room setting for the evening — tufted white leather sofas, a full bar set-up and cocktail tables decorated with crystal obelisks and color photos of the petite fashion femme from various galas gave an elegant homelike feel to the surroundings. Uniformed wait staff passed champagne and wine and bountiful trays of hors d'oeuvres.

Neiman Marcus GM Bob Devlin welcomed the gathering of 100 and Momentum Audi's Jared Lang, Fashion Houston founder, congratulated Lokey Farb on her honor. 

Her collection of designer fashions, from day wear to ball gowns, will be featured on her special night during Fashion Houston.

Among those congratulating the honoree were Cerón, Janet Gurwitch, Mark Sullivan, Donna and Bob Bruni, Frances Marzio, Sally Salners, Chris Goins, Henry Richardson and Monsour Taghdisi, Vicki Rizzo, Judith Oudt, Mary Ann and David McKeithan, Katherine Le, Duyen Huynh, Kay King, Roz Pactor, Jeff Shell and Robert Sakowitz.