Richard Flowers, Lynn Wyatt, Brian Bolke
Vanity Fair logo welcomes guests to the library.
Gary Petersen, Lindsey Love
Gene Jones, Joan Schnitzer, Charlotte Jones Anderson
Mike & Karen Mayell
Ceron, Brian Bolke, Faisal Halum
Mark Sullivan and Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders
Visitors from San Francisco
Jerry Jones tribute wall in the library stairwell
The library reading room transformed into a classy club.
Sophisticated Super Bowl celebrity viewing reached its peak Saturday night when Vanity Fair magazine transformed the Houston Public Library’s historic Julia Ideson Building into an elegant club. Mad Men’s Jon Hamm, Mr. Robot’s Christian Slater, NFL great Deion Sanders, and NFL Honors host Keegan-Michael Key were among the headliners.
Gone were the bookcases and reading tables which made way for one massive bar and pockets of lounge seating. In place of librarians, guests were greeted by tuxedo-clad gents in Dallas Cowboy helmets and a phalanx of Cowboy cheerleaders lining the stairway to the second floor party space.
Dallas Cowboys? Yes, the evening doubled as a salute to team owner Jerry Jones, who earlier in the night was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His posse included Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, named NFL Honors Coach of the Year; tight end Jason Witten; and quarterbacks Dak Prescott and Tony Romo.
Cocktail-attired guests partied throughout the second floor of the Spanish Renaissance building where entertainment featured a DJ, a mariachi band and a keyboard crooner.
The heady contingent included Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, actress Cheryl Hines and Bobby Kennedy Jr., Emmitt Smith, actress Alexandra Daddario, Sterling K. Brown and Mexican actress Eiza Gonzalez.
The Texas party crowd included Forty Five Ten’s Brian Bolke and Faisal Halum, Charlotte Jones Anderson, Lynn Wyatt, Richard Flowers, John and Becca Cason Thrash, Gary Petersen, Elizabeth Petersen, Lindsey Love, Karen and Mike Mayell, Ceron, Vivian Wise and Fady Armanious.