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By Matthew Ramirez. Photography Katy Anderson. T he Asia Society Texas Center capped the third year of its Women's Leadership Series with a panel, Women in Fashion: Houston design- ers Chloe Dao and Becky Hollands joined Dallas-based Khanh Nguyen, creative director of Nha Khanh, and Naina Shah, whose company is head- quartered in Mumbai, where it collaborates on Indian- inspired embroidery with Gucci, Alexander McQueen, and Alexander Wang. After the panel, festivities moved just across the street to the rooftop of The Southmore high-rise, with poolside bites from Cordúa Catering and tunes by DJ Yogi-G. Dressed to impress: Asia Society director Bonna Kol; board members Nancy Allen, Glen Gondo, John Cogan, and Gordon Quan; panel moderator Joy Sewing; WLS committee chairs Anne Chao and Mandy Kao; and Trudy Nix, Bridget Bray, Saleena Jafry, Diana Sun, Nanako Tingleaf, Leela and Nat Krishnamurthy, Carlye Nichols, and Madison Buble. 88 Khanh Nguyen, Chloe Dao, Naina Shah, Becky Hollands, Joy Sewing Li Xu, Anne Chao, Carolyn Sabat Brigitte Kalai, Lily Foster, Mandy Kao Julie & John Cogan Nancy Allen Leela Krishnamurthy Betty Gee, Peggy Lun Taneska Jones Karina Barbieri Leigh Smith, Sarah Smith Lily Foster, Jie Willey FEMMES FASHION ASIA SOCIETY'S NIGHT WITH WOMEN IN FASHION in DIVINE DESIGN DIVERSEWORKS' AMBITIOUS ART–DESIGN–LIFE GALA By Matthew Ramirez Photography Alex Barber, Claudia Casbarian A fter a decade of friendly gamesmanship, DiverseWorks shelved its nontraditional Luck of the Draw party and de- buted the Art–Design–Life Gala at MATCH. Five themed vignettes let bidders see their potential purchases in smartly designed settings — an immersive exhibition/auction that united art, interior design, and architecture. The evening was chaired by patron Surpik Angelini, artist Sharon Engelstein, and archi- tect Natalye Appel. Artfully inclined: Vignette curators including Onézieme Mouton, DiverseWorks director Xandra Eden, Kathrin Brunner, and Janice Freeman and Geoff Winningham; Project Row Houses' Eureka Gilkey and Ryan N. Dennis; Galveston Arts Center's Dennis Nance; guests Gin Braverman, Randy Twaddle, Rebekah Johnson, Natasha Bowdoin, Arturo Palacios, Jason Fuller, Jenni and Wynne Walker, and Rob Greenstein; and big buyer Palmer Schooley, who nabbed works by Ken Mazzu, David Lackey, John Calaway, and Geoff Winningham. Chair Surpik Angelini Martin Ivy, chair Sharon Engelstein Chair Natalye Appel Ryan Harris Geoff Winningham & Janice Freeman Gin Braverman, Brett Whitacre Heather Rowell Adam Adams, Xandra Eden Aimee Heimbinder, Eureka Gilkey Daniel Heimbinder Palmer Schooley John Casbarian Randy Twaddle Rebekah Johnson Kellye Sanford Tara Conley Sarah Fisher, Hilary Hunt

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