Where: Cartier in the newly unveiled River Oaks District.
Who: Cartier North America president/CEO Mercedes Abramo; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s director Gary Tinterow; Cartier Houston director Kari Gonzales; OliverMcMillan’s Dene Oliver and wife Elizabeth; Lynn Wyatt, wearing black and white as a prelude to the MFAH Grand Gala Black & White Ball the following evening (Cartier is the exclusive sponsor of the MFAH Leadership Circle); MFAH’s Amy Purvis; style stars Saba and Sarah Jawda; Princess Maria Anna Galitzine and Prince Piotr Galitzine; Pat Breen; Isla and Tommy Reckling; Bailey and Pete McCarthy; and a chic international crowd of Cartier’s loyal clientele.
PC Moment: The platinum evening began with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the breathtaking new Cartier boutique, which reflects the look of architect Bruno Moinard’s worldwide Cartier concepts and boasts 6,000 square-feet with a double height façade. The stylish assemblage then followed the red carpet to a massive unfinished storefront transformed into a Parisian discotheque by The Events Company for turns on the red dance floor to beats by gorgeous DJ/model MAAD*Moiselle, in from NY. As a special surprise, Brooklyn-based songstress Grace Weber and her band were revealed behind a curtain for a dynamic performance. Closing out the over-the-top evening, Cartier gifted stunning stationery featuring the French and Texan flags.