The pretty people strutted their stuff on a red carpet that bisected the Menil Collection’s verdant lawn, eyeing sleek rides from Mercedes-Benz before heading inside to toast the announcement of Houston magazine’s 2014 Fresh Faces of Fashion. The envied class of 10 cool and civically engaged style-setters will be honored at a bash and fashion show next month.
The crowd—which included this year’s Fresh Faces Shannon Addison, Elizabeth Allen, Lindley Arnoldy, Diana Cumbow, Carolyn Dorros, Stephanie Fleck, Ashley Fondren, Kathleen Jennings, Michelle Mendenhall and Holly Smith—came dressed in flowy frocks with crop tops and peplums aplenty. Models from the Page Parkes agency, with hair and makeup courtesy of Estilo Spa and Salon, touted summer looks from Tootsies while LG Entertainment spun beats.
In between sips—the Ruby Fizz cocktail was made with Deep Eddy’s Ruby Red vodka and Champagne—and bites from Swift + Company, patrons perused the museum’s new exhibit, which featured fashion and furniture by the late Charles James. –Photos by Mike Charlton and Anthony A. Hynes