October 10, 2017
PRESS RELEASE: Oscar de la Renta Adorns Custom Clutch
HOUSTON – October 9, 2017 – – Handmade luxury never disappoints especially if it’s draped in Oscar de la Renta. Houston’s top society celebrated “The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta” curated by André Leon Talley, former American editor-at-large for Vogue magazine and lifelong friend of the designer, Friday, October 6, 2017 in Houston. Deena Gabr, creator of Deena Abdul Handbags, custom designed a complimentary clutch embellished with crystals and adorned with Oscar de la Renta fabric. The custom designed silk clutch is a one of a kind exclusive made as a complimentary piece of art to the Oscar de la Renta gown seen in the September issue of Vogue and worn below by Houston socialite Dr. Yvonne Cormier, MD. The Oscar de la Renta Glamour and Romance gala raised more than $2.3 million for charity. Among the attendees were Sue and Lester Smith, Joan Schnitzer Levy, Elyse Lanier, Laura Arnold, Beth Robertson, Bobbie Nau, Courtney Lanier Sarofim, Martha Long, Aliyya Stude, Joanne King Herring, Ceron and Fady Armanious.
“Deena Abdul was commissioned to make an evening bag. I had a vision but was very nervous handling Oscar de la Renta fabric.” SAYS DEENA GABR, CREATIVE DIRECTOR “His superb vision left an indelible mark on American fashion. We had to get it right and I think we did.”