Let the Fashions Begin, Inc. hosted its 20th annual Men of Substance Gala recently at the Westin Galleria Hotel. Though fashion was celebrated, the real focus of the evening was on the 2019 Men of Substance honorees, including Rockets legend Mario Elie, for their professional excellence and civic contributions. Additionally, the 2019 Men of Substance Living Legends Claude Cummings, Jr. and Riyad Abu-Tahu were honored. Proceeds from the Gala will benefit Texas Children’s Hospital Sickle Cell Center. Attendees included Judge Clarease Yates (founder/director), gala chairpersons Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein, Winell Herron and Karen Miles, Cary Yates, Paris Nicole, Marilyn Swindle, Toni Middleton-Lewis, Tiffany Williams, Joelu Edewu, Brenda Cooper and many more.