Cavalier by Jay Jeffers, the new boutique in the hip Union Square West neighborhood (1035 Post Street), recently celebrated two visionary artists at a splashy event that also served as the shop’s grand opening.
The evening showcased Alexandra Von Furstenberg and her collection of edgy acrylic home accessories and the spectacular new jewelry collection by Alex & Lee, the amazing Bay Area designers who were icons of the 1970s, and continue to have an international influence in fashion, having recently worked with Proenza Schouler.
Alexandra Von Furstenberg, Lee Brooks – Alexandra von Furstenberg, Sloan Barnett, O.J. Shansby
Alexandra Von Furstenberg and Alex & Lee founder Lee Brooks celebrated with the evening’s hosts Jay Jeffers and Michael Purdy (founders of Cavlier), Vanessa Getty, Sloan Barnett, Alison Pincus, JP Conte and Paul Weaver. The packed house also included VIP guests OJ Shansby, Hillary Thomas, Alexis Traina, Juliet de Baubigny, Joy Bianchi, Wilkes Bashford, Ed Hardy and Dr. Carolyn Chang.
The event was also an opening for the stunning retrospective Alex & Lee: 40 Years of Renegade Jewelry Design, curated by Michael Purdy and on view at Cavalier.
Michael Purdy, Alison Pincus, Jay Jeffers, Alexandra von Furstenberg
Alice Cahan, Nina Stanford, Alexandra Von Furstenberg
Aneliese Ramsey, Stephanie Southerland
OJ Shansby, Allison Speer
Shawn Forbes, Michael Purdy – Melissa Barber, Sobia Shaikh
Bret Morrison, Joy Bianchi – Shawn Forbes, Stefanie Felser
OJ Shansby, Susan Dunlevy, Sloan Barnett – Stephen Suzman, Claudia Juestel
Shauna Harden, Kelly Hohla – Chloe Harris Frankeny, Jodi Nakatsuka
Dr. Carolyn Chang, Jenna Hunt – Melissa Barber, Claire Spaht
Alison Pincus, Brad Murray, Lynn Jurich, Pejman Nozad – Colette Clark
Dara Rosenfeld, Alisa Carroll – Hillary Thomas, Jean-Pierre Conte
Erik Hughes, Lorissa Kim, Gary Hutton – Steven Czekala, Robbie Zweig, Michael Purdy, Andrew Fisher