La Dolce Vita Fashion Show & Luncheon - Celebrating Italian Culture, Creativity, and Couture


Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021 11:30 AM
1600 River Oaks Blvd – Houston

Ticket prices

Tickets from $250 to $1,000
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Table prices

Tables from $2,500 to $10,000
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Join us for the second annual Italian Cultural & Community Center Fashion Show and Luncheon. This year’s theme, “La Dolce Vita”, will celebrate Italian culture, creativity, and couture.

On October 12th, 2021, we will transform the ballroom of the River Oaks Country Club into an Italian runway worthy of any fashionista’s attention!

We will showcase Italian designs provided by Neiman Marcus, with a special feature on Guest of Honor Victor Costa. There will be a wine pull, a shopping experience, a raffle which includes a beautiful piece of jewelry from Valobra Master Jewelers, and last but not least, an auction including a weekend in a new Ferrari Roma donated by Ferrari of Houston! 

We are expecting a sold-out event with admirers of Italian fashion and culture. You don’t want to miss this!

Since 2000, the Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston has granted over $240,000 in scholarships to college students. With this special event we hope to expand the scholarship program by creating more opportunities for students to enjoy college to the fullest. This event will also raise funds towards a recent scholarship program for students currently enrolled at a college or university in the greater Houston area who are participating in a study abroad program in Italy.

With your support of the 2021 ICCC Fashion Show & Luncheon, you are helping inspire young bright students to achieve their dreams!

Tickets and Tables


Lead sponsor underwriter for the Fashion Show portion of the event.

VIP Runway table for 10 guests
Name/logo on all marketing materials, ICCC materials and website with link to your company webpage, and a one year ad in “LaVoce Italiana
Signage at the event
2 spots in a group language class (7-week long course)
10 tickets to ICCC Films or lectures
2 raffle tickets


VIP table for 10 guests at the event
Name/logo on all event marketing materials, ICCC materials and
website with link to company webpage, and one year ad in “LaVoce Italiana
1 spot in a group language class (7-week long course)
Credit toward 2 hours of private Italian lessons at ICCC


VIP Table for 10 guests at the event
Name list on event invitation and program, ICCC website and “LaVoce Italiana
8 tickets to ICCC Films or lectures

VIA VENETO – $2,500

Table for 10 guests at the event
Name listed on event invitation and program

HARRY’S BAR- $1,000

One VIP ticket with premier seating to fashion show
Name listed on event invitation and program, website and in “LaVoce Italiana
1 raffle ticket


Preferred seating for 1 individual at the event
Name listed on event invitation and program


One ticket to fashion show (limited number available)

The River Oaks Country Club

River Oaks Country Club was founded in 1923 in the River Oaks neighborhood in Houston.

Prominent architect John F. Staub was hired to design the original two-story Spanish revival clubhouse. The club house was built south of the golf course that was designed by Donald Ross. The current clubhouse was built in the 1950s on the same site as the original. River Oaks is known for its philanthropic and community-leading membership and its beautiful views. It is extremely exclusive. It is located at 1600 River Oaks Boulevard, Houston TX.


About Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus Group, Inc., originally Neiman-Marcus, is an American chain of luxury department stores owned by the Neiman Marcus Group, headquartered in DallasTexas.

The first Neiman Marcus store was opened in 1907 in Dallas. The company was founded by Herbert Marcus, his sister, Carrie Marcus Neiman, and his brother-in-law, Al Neiman.
The Bergdorf Goodman flagship store opened in 1901 in New York City. That company was founded by Herman Bergdorf in 1899 as a tailor shop. That tailor shop was purchased by Edwin Goodman in 1906 and the business started evolving to the luxury retailer it is today.

“It’s never a good sale for Neiman Marcus unless it’s a good buy for the customer.”

– Herbert Marcus

Guest of Honor

Victor Costa / Guest of Honor

Victor Costa  is an American fashion designer. In 1987, at the apex of his career, Victor Costa’s fashion line was once described by The New York Times as “flamboyant, super-feminine dresses that bare the shoulders, hug the waistline, and billow and swirl over the hips”. With good reason. The name Victor Costa has been famous in international fashion circles for over a half-century now, bringing acclaim to Texas and his hometown of Houston, in particular. He has not only created beautiful designs but also is well-regarded for his commercial acumen and marketing brilliance, combinations not always found in fashion design circles. “He’s one of the most famous names in women’s fashion,” said Houston philanthropist Joanne King Herring. “He’s made many women look fabulous over the years, and I’m so proud he’s a Houstonian.”


 Patti Murphy & Cheryl Byington / Chairmen


Information and sponsorships

Tickets can be purchased online on Eventbrite here >>>

or by filling out the form on this page (click here) and then returning it by one of the method listed below:

By fax:

By mail:
Italian Cultural & Community Center
ATTN: Fashion Show & Luncheon
1101 Milford Street, Houston, Texas 77006

By email:

To be listed in the invitations, please return completed forms by August 1, 2021.

Sponsorship Policy

Sponsorship commitment must be received no later than August 1, 2021 in order to guarantee inclusion in promotional materials. This form executed by a principal/representative with at least 50% payment of selected sponsor level is necessary to ensure sponsor commitment. This serves as an agreement between sponsor and the Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston. Please note that no refunds will be issued in the event of inclement weather or cancellation of the event due to circumstances beyond the control of the organizers of the event.

The Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c )(3) nonprofit organization. All charitable contributions are tax deductible as provided by law.

The ICCC is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

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