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An Elephant, Stunning Saris and Turbans! MFAH’s Grand Gala Welcomes INDIA!

An Elephant, Stunning Saris and Turbans! MFAH’s Grand Gala Welcomes INDIA!

I guess an India themed 2013 Museum of Fine Arts Grand Gala Ball could not be complete without an elephant. The south entrance of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston was transformed into a Little India – Rajasthan style with gala chairs Windi and David Grimes welcoming the guests, in a very traditional Indian style. Rose petals were showered as the guests arrived while a team of experts wrapped turbans on male guests.

Carson SeeligsonAs for the fashion scene, designer Naeem Khan was certainly dominant at this gala, along with Oscar de la Renta, some showcased traditional Indian wear. The museum’s Cullinan Hall packed in 500 plus guests with a lavish 30,000 marigolds with a pink and gold décor.

It might have been muggy outside but guests did not mind soaking in the beautiful flora and fumes of the Indian theme. Looking fabulous, Arts of India fame Pershant and Nidhika Mehta who looked stunning in her traditional Indian wedding jewelry, while Becca Cason Thrash adorned Naeem Khan. “I am sorry I did not wear a sari Ruchi, but I am still very close to India as I opted for Naeem Khan,” said Becca. Houston style icon Lynn Wyatt never ceases to amaze Htown with her unique and bold styles. She was spotted in a white ‘Maharaja’ style outfit with a turban, a design specially made for her by Karl Lagerfeld sometime back when she hosted an event in Europe.

Amongst the other fabulous guests embracing India were: Joanne King Herring, Chris and Divya Brown, Roseann Rogers and Dr. Aashish Shah, Renu and Suresh Khator, Phoebe Tudor, Diane Lokey Farb, Consul General Of India in Houston, and many others. This year the gala raised close to $2 million raising the bar and always welcoming a new younger crowd.

Lights Camera Action’s Most Stylish at the MFAH India Themed Grand Gala Ball were: Lynn Wyatt, Nidhika Mehta, and Becca Cason Thrash.

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