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March 2018- Houston

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24 Surreal at the Menil Anne Lee Phillips peers through a tiger mask. Photography Jenny Antill Clifton, Obi Grant. W e knew it would be a good night when we spotted the two tuxedo-clad gents with satyr horns and heeled hooves at the va- let. One week after The Menil Collection's luminous 30th anniversary gala, the muse- um's bright young things, some of whom were born the same year as the Menil, gathered for their own fête in the vaunted Renzo Piano-designed Menil Collection. The theme, Surreal Soirée, was inspired by the legendary Surrealist Ball hosted by Baroness Marie-Hélène de Rothschild and her husband, Guy at Chateau de Ferrière, in 1972, where Salvador Dalì designed the costumes and Audrey Hepburn sported a birdcage hat. Chairs Saba Jawda, Sarah Jawda, and Olivia and Edward Persia instructed guests to dress in surrealist black tie, prompting dozens of group texts: "What are you wearing?!" CLOVEN HOOVES, & LOBSTERS FOR DAYS DADA, DALI, (continued on page 26) Brian & Karlsson Salek Davide Mei, chair Olivia Persia, Ennio Tasciotti Chair Sarah Jawda Lulu Guinness lips Gillian Sarofim, chairs Saba and Sarah Jawda, Claire Petratis, Reagan Corbett Jessica Crutcher

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