Brianna Mills, Photography Wilson Parrish | Photos by Wilson Parrish
- May 24, 2013
- Event Date:
- March 12, 2013
Houston Grand Opera kicked off La Belle Époque — the moniker for the 2013 ball — with a launch fête at Saks Fifth Avenue. Designer Zang Toi showed his chic eveningwear, and new Saks GM Bobby Dees and ball chairs Anne and John Mendelsohn greeted guests. While shopping for the cause (10 percent of sales benefitted HGO) was a party pastime, Saks capped off the evening by presenting an apropos item for the ball’s silent auction: a VIP trip for two to New York for a custom Zang Toi gown and fitting. Hitting high notes: silent auction chairs Isabel and Danny David, Lynn Wyatt, Cynthia Petrello, Murry Penner, and Gabriela and Daniel Dror.