Una Notte in Italia

Uomini Belli at Festari and Family┬╣s Services' Annual Event

  |  Photos by Kim Coffman
January 10, 2013
Event Date:
November 02, 2012

It¹s Raining Men, Hallelujah
Twenty-five of our town¹s most illustrious gents ‹ leading men of the
medical, business, energy, retail, art and sports field ‹ took to the
catwalk in one of the social season¹s most celebrated (and fun)
fund-raisers. Natch, we are talking about Festari for Men¹s smoldering
Italian-themed evening, Una Notte in Italia, a cocktail party segueing
into seated dinner, which crescendos into the famed fashion show that
benefits the good works of Family Services. Once again, honorary chairmen
Debbie and Rudy Festari presided, joined by philanthropically inclined
chairs Jana and Richard Fant. This year¹s 15th anniversary bash at the
Omni was distinguished by Momentum Jaguar/Porsche wheels, a Riazul tequila
bar and posh live-auction packages from a gourmet Italian excursion to,
closer to home, dinner
on the town with two star Texans. And speaking of Texans, at the top of
their pigskin and runway games, six players walked the catwalk ‹ QB Matt
Schaub, with teammates Kevin Walter, Antonio Smith, Owen Daniels, T.J.
Yates, and J.J. Watt ‹ joined by other dashing uomini including Brad
Marks, John Thrash, Richard Fant, Alex Lechin, Taft McWhorter, Scott
Holstead, Glen Gonzalez, Darrell Betts, and Devinder Bhatia. Front-row
fans among the crowd of 500: Jennifer and Chris Brown, Millette and Haag
Sherman, Stacy and Stephen McNair, Phillip Sarofim, Melissa and Michael
Mithoff, Diane and Michael Caplan, Jill and Calvin Schlenker, and in from
Dallas for the fashion festivities Korinna and Mrudool Patel.