The 34th Annual Houston Chronicle Best Dressed Luncheon raised over $500,000 for the March of Dimes

By Connie Kwan-Wong   |     Photography by Priscilla Dickson, Quy Tran    |       Date: March 22, 2016 

2016 Best dressed honorees
2016 Best dressed honorees

Honoree Gayla Gardner
Honoree Gayla Gardner

Zac Posen's Collection
Zac Posen's Collection

2016 Best dressed honorees
2016 Best dressed honorees

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Houston’s highest profile and most popular fashion show celebrated the 2016 Best Dressed Women of Houston in front of an adoring crowd of 600 Tuesday, at the Hilton Americas downtown. The 34th Annual Houston Chronicle Best Dressed Luncheon + Neiman Marcus Fashion Presentation featured designer Zac Posen and his 2016 Fall Collection. Led by Chairwoman Yvonne Cormier, the event raised over $500,000 for the March of Dimes mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.


The 2016 honorees are Mary Tere Perusquia (Hall of Fame), Susan Sarofim (Hall of Fame), Rosemary Schatzman (Hall of Fame), Stephanie Cockrell, Laura Davenport, Isabel David, Gayla Gardner, Winell Herron, Sippi Khurana, and Millette Sherman. They were recognized for their philanthropic endeavors as well as their great sense of style.

The sold out raffle was chaired by Mary D’Andrea and Valerie Dieterich, and included prizes such as $5000 shopping spree to Neiman Marcus, United Airlines Tickets, dinner for 10 at La Table, and a 2-night stay at Hilton Americas. 

Premature birth is the #1 killer of babies. Funds raised by the luncheon support lifesaving research and community programs in Houston that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.


About March of Dimes

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. Find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects by walking in March for Babies at marchforbabies.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.