Mid-Winter Gala Co-Chairs Vanessa Getty, Trevor Traina, Kathryn Lasater, and Allison Speer recently hosted a cocktail reception at the new Salvatore Ferragamo boutique at 236 Post Street in San Francisco to kick off the gala and celebrate the opening of the store.
Vanessa Getty – Lisa Zanze, Allison Speer
The relocation of the boutique coincides with the House’s biggest milestone — as Peter Christman, a Ferragamo executive visiting from Beverly Hills explained to me, it was 100 years ago that Mr. Salvatore Ferragamo himself arrived in America with dreams of creating some of the world’s most beautiful shoes. He settled in Hollywood and opened his first shop there. It’s a company with a strong California heritage!
Connie Nielsen, Vanessa Getty
Guests included Boaz Mazor (in town from New York to show the Oscar de la Renta collection to clients like Dede Wilsey), actress Connie Nielsen, style icon Denise Hale, the fashion world’s favorite real estate broker Dolly Lenz (clients have included Karl Lagerfeld, Tommy Hilfiger, and Donna Karan, among others), Nextdoor.com founder Nirav Tolia with wife Megha, and Fine Arts Museums Trustees such as Lisa Zanze, Kate Harbin, Carol Bonnie, Carl Pascarella with wife Yurie, Lonna Wais, and Lucy Young Hamilton with husband William.
Party goers sipped signature cocktails, enjoyed music by DJ Matthieu Schreyer, and shopped from Massimiliano Giornetti’s beautiful Spring Summer 2014 Collection, including exclusive pieces created in celebration of Ferragamo’s sponsorship of the 2014 Mid-Winter Gala.
Several women wore Salvatore Ferragamo for the party (see eight of them here.)
Boaz Mazor, Dede Wilsey – Alexis Traina, Allison Speer, Trisha Gregory
The new 11,000 square foot store takes up two floors, and is larger than its previous Geary Street location. With Tunisian stone and Mondrian walnut flooring, Artemide light sculptures, and LED lighting throughout, it’s an airy, chic, yet comforting space that provides the perfect environment for shopping from Ferragamo’s luxurious selection.
The store features Creative Director Massimiliano Giornetti’s women’s and men’s ready to wear collections, shoes, handbags, fine jewelry, and accessories, and is a wonderful reflection of the direction Giornetti has taken the house – more refined, sexy, and sophisticated than in years past.
Greg Lopez, Denise Hale, Alex Chases – Todd Traina, Katie Traina
Megha Tolia, Nirav Tolia, Maryam Muduroglu – Dolly Lenz, Joel Goodrich
Bita Daryabari – Christine Suppes, Joni Binder Shwarts
Alison Sonsini – Damion Matthews, Denise Hale
Katerina Barilov, Justin Fichelson – Ricky Serbin, Jennifer Raiser
Angie Silvy, Damian Smith – Peter Christman, Joy Venturini Bianchi
Olga Dzilikhova – Patricia Ferrin Loucks, Deepa Pakianathan
Maria Hemphill, Tatum Getty, Cameron Phleger – Vandy Boudreau, Carol Bonnie, Leslie Thieriot
Angella Sprauve, Victor Vargas – Jessica Hon, Sonya Molodetskaya
Sobia Shaikh, Jenna Hunt – Boaz Mazor, Alexis Traina, Trevor Traina
Leyla Alhousseini, Minal Jethmal, Sujata Pherwani – Ashley Herman, Nina Stanford
Marilyn Cabak, Tanya Powell – Carolyn Chang, Stephanie Milligan