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Culture / Society

Hot Cars, Hot Fashions and Hot People Give this River Oaks Summer Party a Wild Kick

Sweltering in Style

BY // 07.19.17

From age 16, entrepreneur Ted Nguyen has been an ardent disciple of Dolce & Gabbana. So when the Italian design house delivered its Pre-Fall 2017 collection to the River Oaks District boutique, they tapped Nguyen, owner of a successful exotic car studio, an auto distribution business and an investments firm, to co-host a mid-summer fete.

This explains the collection of sizzling wheels lining the sidewalks around the store on this particular night. Nguyen and his well-heeled customers from EVS Motors Performance Studios, and D&G regulars arrived for the evening of fashion and frolic in an eye-popping parade of Ferraris, Porsches and Bentleys.

Co-hosting was store manager Bernie Cantu, dressed conservatively in all black, while Nguyen rocked the fashion scene in a gold brocade D&G smoking jacket and gold loafers, also on brand. Making a similar fashion splash, Cantu’s husband, Rubens Franz, walked on the wild side in zebra-striped slacks from the D&G’s 2017 spring-summer collection, topped by a black poplin shirt and finished off with white patent leather loafers.

Nguyen’s wife, Anita, stayed loyal to the brand as well, wearing a D&G frock in one of the house’s wildly popular prints.

The University of Houston graduate tells PaperCity that he has been brand loyal since 1994, even when, as a high school student, he had to save up for three or four months to buy a pair of D&G slacks or a shirt. With that kind of loyalty, Nguyen was the perfect pick to co-host this mid-summer fashion bash. The style suits the man who owns not only EVS Motors but also EVS Distribution and TrusTED Investments.

Who: Anita Nguyen, NBA giant Donatas Motiejunas of Lithuania, Elizabeth and Steven Bricker, Stefanie and Manolo Elias, Naureen and Ahmad Malik, Victor Delgado, Joyce Wang, Tyler Morris, Cornelia Orasch, Elia Gabbanelli, Jeff Suh, Mariela Perez, and Jennifer Thomas.

Holiday Gifting

  • Bond No 9 - Perfume
  • Asher Gallery
  • Loeffler Randall - Shoes
  • Wayne Smith
  • Cle Du Peau - Nail Polish
  • Elaine Turner - Felicia Stole in Magenta
  • Oscar De La Renta - Clutch
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Loeffler Randall - Clutch
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Cotton Club
  • Wayne Smith
  • Elaine Turner - GiGi Flats
  • Cotton Club
  • Museum of Fine Arts Houston
  • Oscar De La Renta - Earrings
  • Cle Du Peau - Lip Gloss
  • Bond No 9 - Candle

Home, chic home.

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