Disco days to Benefit Children’s Museum
Houston truly knows how to party. The galas are getting bigger and more lavish and hopefully we can say recession in the past tense. The Children’s Museum of Houston brought the disco days back by transforming The Corinthian into the legendary Studio 54 for their annual gala with chairs Kathryn and Ian Fay. Guests were decked up in glitzy glamorous outfits for a groovy event filled with stardust and sparkle.
More than 500 people gathered to celebrate good times with a multi course feast and were entertained by 70’s disco diva, the foxy ‘Donna Summer‘. Guests also enjoyed the company of celebrity impersonators like ‘Andy Warhol’, ‘Liza Minnelli’, and ‘Cher’ straight from Las Vegas.
With an opulent array of live and board auctions the event raised $890,000. The Children’s Museum of Houston has welcomed 800,000 on-site visitors and has impacted more than 286,000 children and parents through outreach programming.
The gala was black-tie optional as it was expected to be reminiscent of a time with funky shades, big hair and bell bottoms. Ladies were spotted in jumpsuits, sparkly mini dresses and knee high slit long evening gowns. Gentlemen were spotted in brocade jackets and Afro wigs. New York-based DJ Johnny Dynell kept the party spinning to the pulsating disco era while guests danced the night away.
Photo Credit: Michelle Watson