Slip dress, $585, by Helmut Lang at Saks Fifth Avenue; crimson tulle coat, $3,490, by Oscar de la Renta at Tootsies; black pearl necklace, at Deutsch & Deutsch.

The Last Days of Old La Colombe d’Or

The city’s tiniest and most lovely boutique hotel, originally built as an oil baron’s private mansion in 1923, will shutter next year for renovation and expansion. But first, a loving last look at the myth and magic of a bygone age — and the sweetly sexy styles of Houston today.

  • Slip dress, $585, by Helmut Lang at Saks Fifth Avenue; crimson tulle coat, $3,490, by Oscar de la Renta at Tootsies; black pearl necklace, at Deutsch & Deutsch.
    Slip dress, $585, by Helmut Lang at Saks Fifth Avenue; crimson tulle coat, $3,490, by Oscar de la Renta at Tootsies; black pearl necklace, at Deutsch & Deutsch.
  • On her: Dress, $1,855, and wrap, $665, both by Dries Van Noten at Saks Fifth Avenue. On him: Shirt, $265, by Eton; suit, $1,495, by Z Zegna, both at Saks Fifth Avenue.
    On her: Dress, $1,855, and wrap, $665, both by Dries Van Noten at Saks Fifth Avenue. On him: Shirt, $265, by Eton; suit, $1,495, by Z Zegna, both at Saks Fifth Avenue.
  • Dress, $1,855, and wrap, $665, both by Dries Van Noten at Saks Fifth Avenue.
    Dress, $1,855, and wrap, $665, both by Dries Van Noten at Saks Fifth Avenue.
  • Carolina wrap dress, $575, by ALC at Saks Fifth Avenue; Souffle freshwater pearl earrings, $3,800, and Lisbon necklace, $14,950, both by Trianon, and Philippine ring, $4,850, by Van Cleef & Arpels, all at Tenenbaum Jewelers; hat, by Kokin at Sloan Hall; jewel clutch, $1,310, by Daniel Espinosa at Cooperativa.
    Carolina wrap dress, $575, by ALC at Saks Fifth Avenue; Souffle freshwater pearl earrings, $3,800, and Lisbon necklace, $14,950, both by Trianon, and Philippine ring, $4,850, by Van Cleef & Arpels, all at Tenenbaum Jewelers; hat, by Kokin at Sloan Hall; jewel clutch, $1,310, by Daniel Espinosa at Cooperativa.
  • Ridley blazer, $550, and Simone pants, $295, both by Rag and Bone at Saks Fifth Avenue; blouse, $413, by Palmer Harding at Kick Pleat; ring, at Deutsch & Deutsch; gold bracelet (worn as choker), $12,890, link bracelet, $24,900, pendant necklace, $6,500, and necklace, $12,900, all at Tenenbaum Jewelers. On him: Navy suit, $1,395, by Z Zegna, and shirt, $375, by Ermenegildo Zegna, all at Saks Fifth Avenue.
    Ridley blazer, $550, and Simone pants, $295, both by Rag and Bone at Saks Fifth Avenue; blouse, $413, by Palmer Harding at Kick Pleat; ring, at Deutsch & Deutsch; gold bracelet (worn as choker), $12,890, link bracelet, $24,900, pendant necklace, $6,500, and necklace, $12,900, all at Tenenbaum Jewelers. On him: Navy suit, $1,395, by Z Zegna, and shirt, $375, by Ermenegildo Zegna, all at Saks Fifth Avenue.
  • Metallic star-print shift dress, $1,170, by No. 21 at Saks Fifth Avenue; antique charm bracelet, $5,950, and dangle earrings, $5,900, by LaLaounis, both at Tenenbaum Jewelers.
    Metallic star-print shift dress, $1,170, by No. 21 at Saks Fifth Avenue; antique charm bracelet, $5,950, and dangle earrings, $5,900, by LaLaounis, both at Tenenbaum Jewelers.
  • Suit jacket, $795, and pants, $225, by Hugo Boss; shirt, $135, by DSquared; shoes, $790, by Prada; cuff links, $195, by David Donahue, all at Saks Fifth Avenue.
    Suit jacket, $795, and pants, $225, by Hugo Boss; shirt, $135, by DSquared; shoes, $790, by Prada; cuff links, $195, by David Donahue, all at Saks Fifth Avenue.
  • Floral kimono dress, $200, by Arata at Cooperativa. On him: Jacquered sweat shorts, $118, at Stag Provisions.
    Floral kimono dress, $200, by Arata at Cooperativa. On him: Jacquered sweat shorts, $118, at Stag Provisions.
  • Dress, $830, by Solace London at Tootsies; earrings, $238, and ring, $525, both at Cooperativa.
    Dress, $830, by Solace London at Tootsies; earrings, $238, and ring, $525, both at Cooperativa.
  • On her: Dress, $2,400, by Haney at Tootsies; aqua bead necklace, $1,450, horseshoe brooch, $13,400, and turtle brooch, $595, all at Tenenbaum. On him: White wool jacket, $1,995, by Ralph Lauren Purple Label, tuxedo shirt, $285, by Eton, pants, by Hugo Boss, all at Saks Fifth Avenue.
    On her: Dress, $2,400, by Haney at Tootsies; aqua bead necklace, $1,450, horseshoe brooch, $13,400, and turtle brooch, $595, all at Tenenbaum. On him: White wool jacket, $1,995, by Ralph Lauren Purple Label, tuxedo shirt, $285, by Eton, pants, by Hugo Boss, all at Saks Fifth Avenue.
  • On her: Dress, $2,400, by Haney at Tootsies; aqua bead necklace, $1,450, horseshoe brooch, $13,400, and turtle brooch, $595, all at Tenenbaum; heels, $890, by Fendi at Saks Fifth Avenue. On him: White wool jacket, $1,995, by Ralph Lauren Purple Label, tuxedo shirt, $285, by Eton, pants, by Hugo Boss, and shoes, $695, by Ferragamo, all at Saks Fifth Avenue.
    On her: Dress, $2,400, by Haney at Tootsies; aqua bead necklace, $1,450, horseshoe brooch, $13,400, and turtle brooch, $595, all at Tenenbaum; heels, $890, by Fendi at Saks Fifth Avenue. On him: White wool jacket, $1,995, by Ralph Lauren Purple Label, tuxedo shirt, $285, by Eton, pants, by Hugo Boss, and shoes, $695, by Ferragamo, all at Saks Fifth Avenue.
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  • Shirt, $345, by Theory at Tootsies; pants, $690, by Issey Miyake, and bag, $1,100, by Rejina Pyo, both at Kick Pleat; earrings, $318, by Alma Joyeria at Cooperativa; hat, $300, by Kokin at Sloan Hall.
    Shirt, $345, by Theory at Tootsies; pants, $690, by Issey Miyake, and bag, $1,100, by Rejina Pyo, both at Kick Pleat; earrings, $318, by Alma Joyeria at Cooperativa; hat, $300, by Kokin at Sloan Hall.

 

Photos by Samantha Beatty

Models Alissa Sugawara and Kevin Mize for Neal Hamil Agency

Styling by Elizabeth Farrell

Hair by Zackery Chapa for Hue Salon

Makeup by Yeraldi Contreras for Arched Beauty

Photography Assistance by John Lewis

Styling Assistance by Greta Connolly and Natalie Abbott