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cordially invite you to attend ELIZABETH & ALAN STEIN CHAIRMEN KELLEY & STEPHEN LUBANKO HONORARY CO-CHAIRMEN S A T U R D A Y , N O V E M B E R 1 4 , 2 0 2 0 R OYA L S O N E S TA H O U S TO N 6 P M R E C E P T I O N - 7 : 3 0 P M D I N N E R HONORING COMMUNITY ADVOCATE HALLIE VANDERHIDER HONORING CORPORATE ADVOCATES RENEE & ALAN HELFMAN PRESIDENT HPFFA PATRICK M. "MARTY" LANCTON MASTER OF CEREMONIES ROULA CHRISTIE MEDIA SPONSOR: PAPERCITY HOUSTON'S BRIDAL JEWELER Family Owned & Operated Since 1978 1/3 Square 4.0625" x 4.8583" F a s h i o n d e s i g n e r C h r i s t i a n C o w a n and music sensation Lil Nas X have teamed up for Cowan's latest ready-to- wear collection. The emerging designer, a graduate of Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion, has dressed Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, and Naomi Campbell; Grammy-winning artist Nas rose to fame in 2019 with "Old Road Town," the longest-running #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. The two became fast friends after the 2019 VMA Awards, where Nas wore a sequinned look created by Cowan. Their friendship sparked a collaboration, and Cowan invited Nas to work on his 2020 collection. Their gender-fluid pieces, inspired by the spirit of rebellious youth and the British queer and punk communities of the '70s, incorporate Cowan's high-glamour and trademark check prints and bows. Cowan and Nas used the launch of their collection to spread a message of identity and belonging, partnering with Atlanta-based Loveland Foundation to establish a fund supporting Atlanta's queer black community. They also created a film, To Be Seen, To Be Heard: An Assertion of Identity and Belonging, which was shot over three days in New York, L.A., and London and features some of the fashion and entertainment industry's biggest names, including Heidi Klum, Marc Jacobs, and Helena Christensen. "I wanted to take this unique time and use it as an opportunity to do something unusual and fresh," Cowan says. "I had the crazy idea to ask Nas if he wanted to partner on something special and was amazed when he agreed. I think we've created something fun together and we got a lot of special guests to show it off for us."At (where 100 percent of proceeds from the sale of the collection benefit the Loveland Foundation), Steven Hempel Fashion Forward Susanne Bartsch

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