Houston’ Ballet Ball Honors Lynn Wyatt
By Jen Roosth
Spring has sprung and has never looked so glorious as the line between fashion and art was blurred once again when designer Carolina Herrera attended the 2013 Houston Ballet Ball to honor her friend, Lynn Wyatt for her dedication to the Houston Ballet. The event, chaired by Martin and Kelli Cohen Fein (who was wearing a gown from Carolina Herrera’s not yet released pre-fall 2013 collection) and also honored long-time corporate supporters, Vinson & Elkins, LLP.
Richard Flowers and The Events Company captured The Rite of Spring theme with thousands of decorative green and pink LED lights draping over the balconies and tables in the soaring, six-story Grand Foyer of the Wortham Theater Center. The tribute to Wyatt is well-deserved, noted Carolina Herrera on Wyatt’s laughter, love, loyalty and friendship, while former ambassador Edward Djerejian, founding director of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Foreign Policy, toasted Wyatt for her unmatched hospitality, wit, and stimulating conversation.
Among the 500 guests, who helped to raise $760,000 in support of the Houston Ballet were the Houston Ballet’s Artistic Director Stanton Welch and 17 handsome, male, ballet dancers in tails who led Wyatt (also dressed in Carolina Herrera) onto the dance floor for a rock-inspired, special tribute performance to a recording of Beyonce’s “Halo”. It was a memorable weekend for both the Houston Ballet and its home base city.