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December 2015 - Houston

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AT JOHN VARVATOS ANNE LEE PHILLIPS ROCKS OUT WITH THE FASHION STAR. PHOTOGRAPHY JAY TOVAR. THE MAIN SET CFDA Award-winning designer and Fashion Star celeb mentor John Varvatos paid a visit to his handsome Galleria boutique for cocktails with fans and to sign his book, John Varvatos: Rock in Fashion. The fashionable crowd — comprised primarily of those with the Y chromosome — was dressed in rocker leather motorcycle jackets to shearling, gray and black scarves, and dark jeans. Houston GM Mike Starr, in a grayscale-patterned blazer layered over a black-and-white dotted scarf, welcomed the evening's host committee: Michael Carroll, Allie and Jay Fields, Anne Lee and Matthew Phillips, and Erin and James Stewart (a longtime fan of the brand since his days living in New York near the Bowery store housed in the old CBGB space). There was bubbly for the ladies and Old Fashioneds for the gents — style makers all, who posed for the moving picture photo booth by Phhhoto, which displayed their videos instantly on a big screen in the store. We overheard one dapper man saying he needed to hire a decorator to make his apartment mimic the boutique, with its vintage Persian rugs, black-and- white limited-edition photos of legends like Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie and a chandelier filled with hanging Edison light bulbs. The big red spine of Varvatos' book was flashing around the store, as guests picked up copies for the designer to inscribe, with many fans snatching up multiple copies as gifts for family and friends. Rocking revelers: Varvatos' Anthony Davolos and Donna Faircloth, in from NY, Gracie and Bob Cavnar (longtime friends of Varvatos'), Andrew Farmer, Matthew Brody, Nancy Bihlmaier, Leslie Rivas Kelly and Collin Kelly, Diana and Anthony Lombard, Jeffrey Yates, Jonathan Gillis, Chelsea Cunningham, Christian McDermott, Neal Hamil, and Tony Bradfield and Kevin Black. A HIGH-VOLTAGE FASHION FÊTE THE ENCORE In a true Texas welcome, Varvatos and his New York crew were whisked off to Armandos for dinner in the private room with the host committee and guests Becca Cason Thrash, Ceron and Todd Fiscus, Greg Fourticq Jr. (who worked at Varvatos corporate when he lived in New York), Bob and Gracie Cavnar and Mark Sullivan. Allie Fields Matthew Phillips Anthony Lombard Diana Lombard Anne Lee Phillips Kevin Black Tony Bradfield Gregg Harrison Stuart Rosenberg Andrew Farmer Leonardo Floresvillar John Varvatos Michelle Aviña Morgan Kangerga Kaitlyn Kangerga Chelsea Cunningham Christian McDermott James Stewart Erin Stewart Neal Hamil Gracie Cavnar Chiara Casiraghi Dan Moody Ann Moody Jonathan Gillis Jeffrey Yates Anthony Davolos Collin Kelly Nancy Bihlmaier Leslie Rivas Kelly Erik Corace Sally Dillee Jason Dillee Farrell Lawo Donna Faircloth George Madjitey Andre Dorian Andrew Jones Teddy Dykoski Laurie Dykoski Matthew Brody Mike Starr Alana Smith Kara Smith DECEMBER | PAGE 36 | 2015 Jay & Allie Fields, John Varvatos, Anne Lee & Matthew Phillips, Erin & James Stewart, Michael Carroll GETTY IMAGES

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