Fashion Forward

Spring fashion was on full display at a trio of events, beginning with a special appearance by Jonathan Simkhai at Tootsies. A luncheon included an intimate fashion show of the young designer’s feminine frocks. ... Tootsies also welcomed Astros stars Lance McCullers and José Altuve, who hosted a joint fundraising fete for their respective foundations. Accomplished athletes and fashionable friends turned out for the cocktail party, which featured a silent auction and adoptable furry friends courtesy of BARC animal shelter. ... And The Webster toasted its collaboration with Asian mega-store Lane Crawford at a mid-afternoon soiree benefiting Hope Clinic.

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