While New York Fashion Week was getting underway, with showings of all the major American collections for Spring 2010, San Francisco was in the midst of its own kind of “fashion week” earlier this month. It’s at the openings of the San Francisco Symphony and Opera each September where everyone appears in their most statement-making, fashionable attire.
We have gone through THOUSANDS of photographs, perusing everything from cell phone camera shots, Facebook updates and on-the-go Tweets, to the high quality imagery of our best event photographers, to come up with a selection of the 70 most impressive looks from the Symphony and Opera galas.
These women clearly went beyond basic in making their red carpet statement for the season.
(There were some fabulous looks from a few of the guys too, but let’s face it, it’s all about the gowns!)
So with thanks to Drew Altizer, Aubrie Pick and Laura Morton of Drew Altizer Photography, San Francisco Luxury Living presents San Francisco Fashion Week, 2009.
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FROM THE SYMPHONY GALA, SEPTEMBER 9, 2009
Barbara Brown and Heide Betz
Urannia Ristow, Barbara Brookins Schneider, O.J. Shansby
Juliet De Baubigny
Victoria Yeager, Emily Dumitrescu
FROM THE OPERA GALA, SEPTEMBER 11, 2009
Sobia Shaikh, Stefanie Tuttle
Maria Manetti Farrow
Sonya Molodestkaya, Deepa Pakianathan
Jennifer Siebel Newsom
Katie Traina, Dede Wilsey, Alexis Traina
Melissa Boxer Zill
Trish Ferrin Loucks, Virginia Lukkes
Shaina Rubin, Diane Rubin
Karen Plastiras, Olivia Decker
Sandy Mandel, Rhonda Mahendroo
Amber Marie Bently, Rosalina Lydster
Mia Yamada, Tracy Chan, Elizabeth Storey
Alexandra Siliezar, Teresa Medearis, Diana Westnedge
Sarah Heidkamp, Amy Zierath
Robin Farmanfarmaian and Ebonina Evans
Photographers: Drew Altizer, Aubrie Pick and Laura Morton for Drew Altizer [drewaltizer.com]