A sexy masquerade soiree took over a Midtown night club in the name of fashion.
Venetian mystique touched down in Houston for a night with Heart of Fashion’s Back in Black mystery masquerade. More than 250 guests got into the spirit, dressing in all black and donning fabulous masks for a fete at Rich’s nightclub in Midtown.
In appropriately suspenseful fashion, host Vivian Wise didn’t announce the secret location until the day of the event. Upon arrival, partygoers were ushered through an unmarked side door and up a back staircase to the upper level, where they had expansive views of the dance floor below. The veiled scensters mixed, mingled and drifted into and out of the shadows, clinking Champagne flutes and leaning over the railings to catch glimpses of the crowd below.
Finally, after a performance by scantily clad dancers and a Lady Gaga impersonator, a spotlight illuminated Wise, posed on a platform and flanked by models. She thanked everyone for coming and then announced, to applause, that a portion of the evening’s ticket sales would go to the Human Rights Campaign. -Ray Dennison
photos by daniel ortiz