Fashion Takes the Stage

The best trends in women’s accessories seem inspired by Houston’s epic performing-arts calendar. Bravo!

Julie Soefer
LA TRAVIATA Houston Grand Opera’s presentation of Verdi’s masterwork — an Italian opera set partly at a lavish dinner party in Paris — calls to mind the opulence and glamour of Italian and French designers. Clockwise from top: Vintage miniaudiere, $1,995, by Judith Leiber at The Vintage Contessa; Royalty sandal, $850, by Sophia Webster at Tootsies; gloves, $1,440, by Gucci at The Webster; damask mules, $695, by Tabitha Simmons at Saks Fifth Avenue, Forty Five Ten; bootie, $1,325, by Aquazzura at Tootsies, The Webster, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus.

THE GREAT SOCIETY The Alley Theatre’s upcoming LBJ play casts the ’60s in a dramatic, tumultuous light, but the era’s ‘mod’ fashions — echoed in some of this season’s looks — were decidedly more sleek and fun. Clockwise from top: Puzzle bag, $2,190, by Loewe at Forty Five Ten; pumps, $770, by Celine at The Webster; earrings, $780, by Aurelie Bidermann at The Webster, Ann Mashburn, Saks Fifth Avenue; boots, $1,325, by Chloe Orlando at Tootsies; acrylic clutch, $895, by Edie Parker at Tootsies, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Intermix, Katia, The Webster.

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