Crystal Yang, Rhonda McDonald (Photo by Joseph West )
A showstopper: Fendi Peekaboo Iconic Mini python handbag. (Photo by Joseph West)
Fred Heredia, Cassidy York (Photo by Joseph West )
Fendi Peekaboo Iconic Essentially blue crocodile bag (Photo by Joseph West)
Monica Bickers, Greggory Burk, Francine Ballard (Photo by Joseph West )
All about the exotics: Fendi Peekaboo Iconic Essentially green python bag. (Photo by Joseph West)
Cheralyn Schessler (Photo by Joseph West )
Exquisite details and beautiful exotic skins define Fendi's Peekaboo Collection. (Photo by Joseph West)
Mia Yu, Crystal Yang, Fenche Shen, Andrew Dinh (Photo by Joseph West )
Fendi's lustrous Peekaboo Iconic Mini red crocodile leather bag (Photo by Joseph West)
Monica Agaybi (Photo by Joseph West )
Mighty impact: Fendi Peekaboo Iconic Mini ostrich bag. (Photo by Joseph West)
Gustavo Daboin, Bian Hajo (Photo by Joseph West )
Fendi Peekaboo Iconic Mini green lizard leather bag would be perfect for Art Basel Miami Beach. (Photo by Joseph West)
Joe Blommaert & Margie Van Elten Blommaert (Photo by Joseph West)
Fendi Peekaboo Iconic Essentially pink ostrich leather bag (Photo by Joseph West)
Peekaboo Iconic Mini black leather bag reveals Fendi's way with witty details. (Photo by Joseph West)
Dateline haute handbags. This luxury retailer knows how to throw a great party, and conjure a powerful guest list.
A floral step-and-repeat, perfect flutes of Dom Pérignon P2 2000 Vintage that fueled a champagne toast, and a selection of wearable sculpture — the beautiful and intriguing Fendi Peekaboo handbags in rare and exotic materials — made for an unforgettable cocktail bash at the Fendi Houston Galleria boutique.
A tony set of guests eyed and acquired Fendi’s signature Peekaboo, presented in a special exhibition, which featured a beguiling array of handbags crafted from exotic skins such as crocodile, ostrich, lizard and python.
Fendi combines artisanship with artistry — and handbags of every color and size, showcased for this rare occasion, varied from the handsome and understated, to the playful, and entrance making — attitudes perfectly paired to the It Girls that will carry them.
Houston is among a handful of cities worldwide where the collection is available for viewing and shopping — through October 14 at the Fendi Houston Galleria boutique.
PC Scene: Fendi store manager Crystal Yang; Moët Hennessy USA private client manager Rhonda McDonald who led the celebratory toast to those assembled, while praising the time, quality and care shared by the Fendi fashion house and Dom Pérignon, both brands under the LVMH luxury umbrella; and guests including international style setter Margie Van Elten Blommaert in Fendi and Joe Blommaert; Cassidy York with Fred Heredia; Greggory Burk; Francine Ballard; PaperCity publisher Monica Bickers; Cheralyn Schessler in head-to-toe Fendi, topped off by Fendi ear cuffs; Mia Yu; Jenn Alcorta; Nicole and Evan Katz; Minette Ohmart; Susan McCubbin; I.J. Chang with Thao Ho; Raquel Vasquez; Simba Bouligny; and Daphne Tan.