Akiko Yamazaki in Colleen Quen

When we saw Akiko Yamazaki at a recent party at Boucheron in this amazing dress (wife of Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, she is a leading Bay Area philanthropist), we tried to guess which European designer made it, and asked others to voice their opinion as well.

Viktor & Rolf, Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen were some of the suggestions. But it turns out the designer of this extraordinary creation is our local jewel, Colleen Quen. Isn’t that fabulous?

Thank you, Akiko, for showing that one doesn’t have to shop from across the globe to make a dazzling impression in one’s own town.