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.

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

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.
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