Keeping Dreams Alive

The Macy’s Fashion Show and Luncheon and the 2019 Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market, Clara’s Dream, get the holidays off to a fashionable start

General Editor: Margaret MacMillan

Publisher: Connie Kwan-Wong

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The Celebration

The 2019 Macy’s Fashion Show and Luncheon receivedover 1,440 chic and charitable guests at the NRG Center  for a fun-filled fashionable event to support the 39th annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market.Sara Parr was the Nutcracker Market chairman andGigi Harbison and Rhonda Miller were the Macy’s Fashion Show and Luncheon chairmen. Houston Life cohost, Courtney Zavala, emceed. Representing Macy’s was Gary Hudgins.

The Story

While enjoying a delicious lunch, guests marveled at the electrifying must-have holiday fashionsfrom Macy’s being paraded on the runway.Long-time table buyers in attendance were Chubb Insurance, DCP Midstream, Energy Transfer, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Marsh Wortham, Mercer, and Willis Towers Watson.

The Moments

As the much-anticipated event came to  close, attendees continued to the heart of the NRG Center to begin their holiday shopping and get a jump on Christmas.

Guests: Sara Parr, Patsy Chapman, Gigi Harbison, Rhonda Miller, Courtney Zavala, Gary Hudgins, Nancy Almodovar, Anne S. Chao, Jo Furr, Mignon Gill (2020 Market Chairman), Rosemary Harrison,  and Cecile Lambert

About the Nutcracker Market

In its 39th year, the Nutcracker Market continues to provide support for Houston Ballet, its Academy, and its scholarship programs. Eleven percent of merchandise sales, and proceeds from ticket sales, directly benefit the Houston Ballet Foundation. Since its inception in 1981, the Nutcracker Market has raised over $68.8 million for the Houston Ballet Foundation.   

About Houston Ballet

Houston Ballet is committed to maintaining and enhancing its status as: A classically trained company with a diverse repertory whose range includes the classics as well as contemporary works; A company that attracts the world's best dancers and choreographers and provides them with an environment where they can thrive and further develop the art form; An international company that is accessible to broad and growing local, national, and international audiences; A company with a world-class Academy that provides first rate instruction for professional dancers and meaningful programs for non-professional dancers; A company with state-of-the-art facilities for performances, rehearsals, and ongoing operations.

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