Charisse Nash arrives in style at the Nordstrom Designer Preview
We recently had the pleasure of attending the annual Nordstrom Designer Preview fashion show which raises funds for Raphael House, the city’s oldest shelter for families in need.
SFLuxe’s Selena-Renee Russ remarked afterwards that “It seemed like all of fashionable San Francisco was at the event! The crowd looked even more fabulous than some of the models.”
How true! Here are some highlights.
Front Row Sisters: Elizabeth Touw, Keylee Sanders, Kimberly Miller, Andrea Schnitzer minutes before the start of the show
Amy Glass and Sobia Shaikh chat with a friend
Elizabeth Thieriot with her son Josh Horowitz
After the show, Elizabeth tried on numerous items, including this red Valentino showstopper. There are very few women in San Francisco society who can wear a dress like this the way it was meant to be worn, and as you can see, she is one of them!
There were several looks on the runway that seemed to please the audience, and had women placing orders. (You can see more looks from the show at SFBayStyle.com)
Sarah Granger (Editor of SFBayStyle.com) with Nadine Weil
Elizabeth Thompson with Josh Horowitz
Justin Fichelson and Elyssa Thorp
Josh Horowitz, Alan Malouf, Damion Matthews
And if you are as surprised as we were to see Alan Malouf in — gasp — jeans, then just settle down, because…
… they’re Brioni!
That’s right. Brioni jeans! We don’t even have words for how damn chic that is.
Claudia Ross was Chair for the event, putting together an absolutely flawless event which should please Raphael House and Nordstrom as much as it pleased the guests.
Claudia Ross in Donna Karan with Kim Lucas, Alan Morrell
Claudia with Ludmilla Eggelton
Claudia with Brandy Schnitzer and Andrea Schnitzer
Melissa Barber with designer Lisa Alexander
Becky vanZyll, in Marni
Karen Caldwell, Nona Rai
Joel Goodrich, Christopher Bently
Sobia Shaikh, Amy Glass
Mireille Schwartz, in a Desigual coat from Barcelona, with Damion Matthews
Amber Marie Bently with husband Christopher Bently
Amber Marie Bently with her chic goddaughter in Nordstrom dress and Chanel bag
Sexy Young Things: Sarah Banna, Matt Heagy, Taylor Reynolds
The delightful Susanne van Hecke (she’s like a modern Angie Dickinson) with Brittany Watkins
Arnold Laub, Betty Kay Coakley, Elyssa Thorp, Brian Wilsey
Sarah Abramson, Shana Klimeczko
Kendra Quintella, Jessica Engberg
Kimberly Miller, Keylee Sanders
Beth Johnson, Heidi Sabelhaus
Kristen O’Donnell, Lindsay Hessler, Alex Fagersten
- Photos: Drew Altizer (unless otherwise noted)