Hallie Vanderhider in Monique Lhuillier at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Grand Gala Ball
Laurie Reed in Erdem
Phoebe Tudor in ODL at last fall's MFAH Grand Gala Ball
Natasha Oliver in MacDuggal
Lynn Wyatt in Valentino.
Jan Duncan in Oscar de la renta, Frances Marzio in Oscar de la Renta
Krystal Thompson in Jay Godfrey.
Pat Breen in Oscar de la Renta, Rose Cullen in Carolina Herrera
Lucinda Loya in Marios Schwab
Hannah McNair in Stella McCartney
Holly Alvis in Mason
Vivian Wise in Dior
Abby Venegas in Dior
Jo Furr in Sue Wong (Vintage)
Cassidy York in Alexander McQueen
When it comes to designer gowns in Houston, there are a handful of events that command the best that a woman’s closet has to offer. Case in point, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Grand Gala Ball which launched the fall season with a bevy of swans in show-stopping designs.
Among the more than 450 guests filling the museum with black-tie glamour, there were numerous femmes in beautiful gowns bearing labels from Dior, Stella McCartney and Valentino. While Oscar de la Renta seemed to be a swan favorite, it was Monique Lhuillier who ruled with the fanciest frock of the night, worn by Hallie Vanderhider.
Of course, effervescent gala chair Laurie Morian struck a high style note in her beyond stunning gown in deep violet by Erdem. Click through the photo gallery above this story for all the stunning looks.