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W hile we can't be sure Methodist Hospital's star heart surgeon, the late Michael DeBakey shopped at Louis Vuitton, he undoubtedly would have approved of an intimate cocktail party hosted at the beautifully revamped Louis Vuitton Galleria boutique, and given an approving nod to the well-heeled and philanthropically inclined who are passionate about one of the country's best hospitals for research, treatment and breakthroughs. The fĂȘte gathered supporters of the acclaimed Med Center institution, aptly named Methodist Society for Leading Medicine. A portion of the evening's shopping generously benefitted the game- changing cause: Houston Methodist Excellence for Leading Medicine Fund. Committed to the mission: Louis Vuitton store director Emily Paull, joined by Houston-area client relations manager Juliet Moths; Methodist top docs in the ob/gyn department Dr. Eric Haufrect and Dr. Waverly Peakes, with spouses Joyce Haufrect and Adam Peakes; past society chairs Estela and David Cockrell; and incoming Society leadership represented by co-chair Cabrina Owsley. Other notables: lovely Lynn Wyatt, Luba Bigman, Mary Ann and David McKeithan, Katherine Phelps, Kelley and Donald Young, Cecilia Harris, Kim Haufrect, Brooke Robertson, Randee and Everett Bernal, Christine Underwood, Lauren Cancienne, Lucia Clark, Blakely Griggs, Meg Murray, Leslie and Mark Hull, and Caroline Finkelstein. LV MONOGRAMS and Methodist's Mission Louis Vuitton clinks cocktails for Methodist Society MATTHEW RAMIREZ REPORTS UPON A MEDICINAL PAIRING. PHOTOGRAPHY FULTON DAVENPORT. Cecilia Harris Christine Underwood Lauren Cancienne Mark Hull Waverly Peakes Adam Peakes Brooke Robertson Mary Ann McKeithan David McKeithan Leslie Hull Kelley Young Blakely Griggs Estela Cockrell Emily Paull Joyce Haufrect Everett Bernal Randee Bernal Eric Haufrect Katherine Phelps Neal Hamil Stephanie Cockrell Caroline Finkelstein Lynn Wyatt Meg Murray Luba Bigman Lucia Clark MOVING SCULPTURES Making the scene: exhibiting gallerists Anya Tish, Barbara Davis, Yvonamor Palix, and The Mission's Sarah Busch; a contingency from the Contemporary Arts Museum (beneficiary of the Opening Night proceeds) including Opening Night co- chairs Judith Oudt and Bill Goldberg, Marita Fairbanks, Connie McAllister, Mandy Bredbenner, CAMH 2015 Gala chair/designer Lucinda Loya, Sissy and Denny Kempner, and Susie and Sanford Criner; VIP Lounge designers/architects Kelie Mayfield and Erick Ragni of MaRS, who enlisted Ligne Roset furnishings throughout and led a Fair panel with Ligne Roset scion Antoine Roset; artists Brad Moody and Ibsen Espada from exhibitor Zoya Tommy Kemp's stable; discerning collectors Lester Marks, John Guess Jr., Sanford Dow, and Greg Fourticq Jr., as well as Don Mafrige Jr., Neal Hamil, and John Jamail Jr. with mom Shirlee; performance artist/painter Jumper Maybach with posse Clinton Lucas and Claire Brown; light sculptress Adela Andea, who created a really over- the-top Fair-time installation; design denizens Janus Lazaris and Janet Gust; and Ali Palacios Donnelly, chatting with event impresario Matt Johns, who's already working on big plans for the Texas Contemporary, year five. NOVEMBER | PAGE 30 | 2014 DESIGN HEARTS ART Ligne Roset kicks off Texas Contemporary Fair CATHERINE D. ANSPON SURVEYS THE CANVAS. PHOTOGRAPHY EMILE BROWNE. EXPRESSIONISTIC COMPOSITION What's an art fair without a high-voltage kickoff? Ligne Roset Houston owners Brittany and Adam Branscum (with newborn son Rhett James in arms) hosted an art-focused cocktail fĂȘte at their West Ave design store to kick off the Texas Contemporary Fair, which unfurled the following week at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Amongst Togo and Ploum perches, a crowd of 200-plus toasted Texas Contemporary founders Max Fishko and Jeffrey Wainhause, in from Manhattan for the night, who chatted about the Fair and activated the crowd. VIVID PALETTE Selmo Wines and Deep Eddy Vodka provided libations, while passed bites came from West Ave dining stop Del Frisco's Grille. A deft art touch amid the handsome contemporary furnishings was a display from the Branscums' personal collection, including a just-finished commission from Houston artist Paul Fleming, who worked for days before the bash to complete a sculpted constellation of hundreds of crimson resin components that spilled across several walls. Brittany Branscum with Rhett James Brad Moody Jeffrey Wefel Paul Fleming John Guess Jr. Yvanamor Palix Jared LeBlanc Caroline Starry LeBlanc Don Mafrige Jr. Adam Branscum Barbara Davis Tami Dias Greg Fourticq Jr. Jeffrey Wainhause Judith Oudt Max Fishko Shirlee Jamail John Jamail Jr. Marita Fairbanks Lucinda Loya Denny Kempner Ali Palacios Donnelly Matt Johns Janet Gust Ryan Paine Sana Ali Sissy Kempner Mandy Bredbenner Ibsen Espada Amelia Tomjanovich Trey Tomjanovich

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