Couture for the Cause: It Takes a Village

Garden Glitz: Couture for the Cause 2017Back in 2009, The American Cancer Society was looking for a way to bring a different funding event to Fort Bend County. They already had a ball and a golf tournament, this one needed to be more community driven. Behind the leadership of chairs Scott & KK West, Couture for the Cause was born.

Truly community driven, Couture for the Cause takes a village. The highlight of every event is the fashion show, featuring couture models—many of whom are cancer patients or survivors—seizing their own opportunity to give back. This fashion show has been selflessly produced by Lenny Matuszewski with hair by Mark Anthony, his sister Eunice and the team of Milagro Salons, makeup by LaDonna Marie of Sugar Land Face & Body, and clothing by Dillards for many years. The location for the event is key. Most years the event has been held at a private residence. That means months of measuring and preparation, building a fashion show usually over your swimming pool, and then a party of 300-400 at your house. So many have donated their beautiful homes to host Couture for the Cause, as well as Johnson Development allowing it to be held at the Sienna Plantation Resort Lagoon in 2010 when the theme was Escape to Treasure Island.

It’s the theme that keeps Couture for the Cause fresh each year. Past themes have included La Dolce Vita—a fabulous Italian theme, A Night in Versaille—a fun masquerade party, and A White Haute Affair—an all white, elegant party. And each year, Lenny does a fantastic job creating the fashion show and connecting it to the theme. It’s really a can’t miss!

This year’s event will be just as fabulous. The theme is “Garden Glitz,” and the event will be held at the Farmhouse in Richmond’s Harvest Green—Houston’s first farm-centric community by Johnson Development. Time honored favorites, including the fashion show and food stations from area restaurants are part of the plan. Plus a wine pull (make a donation, draw a cork, win a bottle of wine!), Big Board Auction, and “Baubles & Bubbles” raffle sponsored by Marlene and Samir Dharia of Plaza Jewelers. Visit the Couture for the Cause Facebook page and vote for your favorite 3D image of a custom Bauble to be made and raffled off the night of the event. 2017 chairs are Monique Bossett, Susan Ley-Novosad, Debbie Marcell, Michelle Royster, Margot Sayre and Gina Pizzini.

The themes and the venues have changed over the years, but the cause remains the same: to raise funds to eradicate cancer. Join us for Couture for the Cause 2017!

October 14, 2017

Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 8:00pm
The Farmhouse at Harvest Green,
a Johnson Development Community – Richmond, Texas

Garden Glitz: Couture for the Cause 2017

Event tickets are $125. 100% of the proceeds benefit The American Cancer Society and their mission. For more information contact Hannah Hogan at 713-706-5635 or

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