There are plenty of reasons why Modern Luxury’sFresh Faces of Fashion is one of our most anticipated events of the year. Being a part of this fashionable and historical night for the past several years has been nothing short of fabulous. The Ninth Annual Fresh Faces of Fashion was held in the evening of June 4th at The Menil Collection. John and Dominique de Menil were a couple with a strong belief in the spiritual powers of art. The construction of the Menil Collection was a plan by the pair shortly before John’s death, to house their art collection in a place that was welcome to everybody. A decade into her widowhood, Dominique de Menil hired an architect to design the space that John and her envisioned; as a thank you to him for opening her eyes and heart to art. The ceremonial ribbon was cut on June 4, 1987, making Fresh Faces of Fashion, truly an honorable night; celebrating not only art in all forms, but The Menil Collection’s 27thanniversary.
Sponsors included Mercedes-Benz Dealers of Greater Houston, Modern Luxury Houston, The Menil Collection, Swift + Company, LG, Tootsies, Estilo Salon and Spa, Deep Eddy Vodka and Page Parkes. This edition allowed guests to preview the exhibition: A Thin Wall of Air: Charles James. Charles James is considered by many to be America’s first couturier. He established himself as a premier fashion designer for an elite group of clients including John and Dominique de Menil. James even went on to dress the interior of the Menil home- his only residential commission. He believed that the true possibilities of design didn’t lie in the human form or in the material, but in the space between body and fabric, described as “A Thin Wall of Air”. The exhibition presented a variety of James’ personal collection, along with furniture that was designed for the Menil home.
Guests in attendance received the treat of a fashion presentation by Tootsies- one of the event sponsors. Besides charmingly welcoming attendants to a night of fashion, Linking Specialists proudly represented Mercedes-Benz- another one of the event sponsors, and signed guests up to win an exclusive prize package! Our Linking Specialists always dress to impress at this fun, fashionable evening.