The Houston South Asian Chamber of Commerce has seen an huge variety of traditional and ethnic dresses as sarees, Thai-print silks, and woven fabrics shot with gold threads - all as a part of their gala.
Bollywood dance shows entertained invitees during the evening. At the event attended the Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia, who dressed a glamorous midriff-baring gown; the American actor Wilmer Valderrama, the Ukrainian dancer Karina Smirnoff and many others.
Other attendees were Houston's own political stars Mayor Annise Parker, who clothed with a traditional Chinese gown, and County Judge Ed Emmett.
The most appreciated guesses were the Business Leader of the Year, Javaid Anwar, and Anthony Melikhov, International Philantropist and Entrepreneur.