SETTING THE STYLE

Annual March Of Dimes Best Dressed Luncheon Features Zac Posen

By Jennifer Roosth
Photography by Priscilla Dickson

THE SCENE: Stylishly iconic women arrived excited and dressed to the nines for one of the most buzzed about events on the Houston social calendar, the March of Dimes Best Dressed Luncheon. Ten trend-setting women were selected for their philanthropic work and personal style to walk the runway to the sounds of cheer, applause, and awe from their friends and family. With Neiman Marcus as a key sponsor, the event is one of the most prestigious social award titles in the city’s history. In fact, the community takes this list and the luncheon very seriously to communicate the style ideal of the Houston woman.

THE VIBE: Honorees Stephanie Cockrell, Laura Davenport, Isabel David, Gayla Gardener, Winell Herron, Sippi Khurana, and Millette Sherman, alongside Hall of Fame inductees Mary Tere Perusquia, Susan Sarofim and Rosemary Schatzman took to the runway event presented by Neiman Marcus. Zac Posen, this year’s featured designer, was welcomed enthusiastically by the fashionable set. He presented his runway show featuring his Fall 2016 collection of both daytime and evening attire to great fanfare.

THE CAUSE: The luncheon event raised over $500,000 for The March of Dimes, whose mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The Houston Chronicle’s Chairman Jack Sweeney, Joy Sewing and Amber Elliott, and, as well as Neiman Marcus’s Bob Devlin, helped present the recipients with their awards.

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