Barney’s New York recently hosted a glamorous evening at their San Francisco store in honor of The Bay Lights, during which guests were presented with three tantalizing options:
1. A ten percent discount on anything in the store, with 10 percent of all sales proceeds going to “Illuminate the Arts.”
2. The ability to win 12 pairs of shoes!
3. An auction of Leo Villareal’s miniature Bay Lights Sculpture valued at $50,000!
Allison Speer, who helped put the event together, said that “women were buying Azzedine Alaia like crazy as it never gets marked down, and everything in the store was 10 percent off!”
Discounted Alaia! Yet another reason to adore Leo Villareal, as if his contribution to San Francisco with his magnificent Bay Lights art project hasn’t been enough. As you know, his light sculpture, created with 25,000 individually programmed white LED lights, currently illuminates the western span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge from dusk ’til dawn, and has become a delight for locals and tourists alike.
We’re hoping that the privately funded project can be made a permanent feature, and fundraisers such as the Barney’s sale is instrumental in that. So, our thanks to the store, Leo Villareal, and Alaia-clad fashionistas for keeping those bay lights twinkling!
Leo Villareal, Alison Pincus – Leo Villareal, Sloan Barnett, Ben Davis
Laura Lubin, Libby Leffler – Allison Speer, Alison Pincus, Bita Daryabari
Rokelle Sun, Jessica Hon, Sonya Molodetskaya – Sobia Shaikh
Chianti Huang, Kyle Guo – Kelly Sparks, Michael Ingram Jones
Amy van Prooyen, Matt Follett – Jeanne Walsh, Adam Gross
Carolyn Chang, Deepa Pakianathan – Tina Henry, Jo Ankier
Andrea Zola, Lily Beischer, Nina Stanford, Lana Adair – Bita Daryabari, Sloan Barnett
Conrad Leach, Susan McLaughlin, Paul D’Orlean – Jeffry Weisman, Theo Schwabacher
Pascal Molat, Genevieve Molat – Leyla Alhosseini, Minal Jethmal
Tanya Powell, Shelley Gordon – Max Armour, Louise Armour
Brad Murray, Richard Cinciamilla – Michael Purdy, Amy Critchett