When I saw Vanessa Getty at the Mid-Winter Gala on Saturday, in a gorgeous goddess gown of her own design, I thought, Wow, she looks beautiful, she’s glowing (but when is she not glowing?), she looks like a star, but… well… what can I say about that noticeable bump in the middle?
If I didn’t point it out, I knew some of my more catty readers would (you know who you are!), so I had to say something, right? But what? One doesn’t want to appear ungentlemanly.
Thankfully, Mrs. Getty has spared me any social embarrassment by coming out with the news herself. Yes, she and husband Billy Getty are indeed expecting their first girl! “It’s my Angelina Jolie moment,” she told friends at the museum, realizing that the dress would give her away. We wish them the best.
But Vanessa wasn’t the only one displaying unbeatable style. I especially love all the color that was worn, with a lot of striking shades one usually doesn’t see at night. Some favorites are below (almost 400 people attended, so it wasn’t an easy selection to make!)
Elizabeth Scokin (here with Justin Fichelson) goes wild in vintage Scaasi animal print. I don’t remember a Scaasi ever looking so sexy, but then I never saw his designs worn by Elizabeth Scokin before!
Fashion editor Elizabeth Varnell and Friend. I’m sure he has a name, but we don’t know it. We’ll just call him Sexypie.
Everyone had an absolute blast when the dancing began. Todd Traina flew celebrity DJ (and Lindsay Lohan’s off-again/on-again galpal) Samantha Ronson in from LA to keep things hot and youthful. Afterall, it is the Junior Committee of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco that put on the event.
Trevor and Alexis Swanson Traina (she’s in Oscar de la Renta.) Trevor chaired the event with Vanessa Getty. Allison Speer and Kathryn Lasater were co-chairs.
- Photos: Drew Altizer [drewaltizer.com]