See How Six Women Wore Valentino to the Symphony Gala

Mary Gonsalves Kinney, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Sarah Somberg

While Oscar de la Renta gowns dominated the red carpet of the San Francisco Opera Ball this month, the designer of choice for the opening gala of the 2015 San Francisco Symphony was Valentino.

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Was the popularity of Valentino a nod to the Italian opening performance? Was it due to Valentino’s sponsorhip of the Symphony After-Party? Or was it because Valentino happens to make some of the most beautiful evening dresses on the planet? As anyone who has seen the exquisite craftsmanship, construction and design of a Valentino gown up-close will attest, it’s the latter! It’s because they’re gorgeous!

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Here are the six women we spotted in Valentino at the event, including Sako Fisher (who ingeniously paired her divine Valentino skirt and top with a Stella McCartney bustier), expectant mother Jennifer Siebel Newsom in an ethereal creation taken to the height of glamour with stunning Bulgari earrings and necklace, Allison Speer in an amazing gown of butterfly embroidery, Dede Wilsey in a dress of lovely florals, stylist Mary Gonsalves Kinney in classic Valentino red, and Valentino’s own Kirsten Skipper in a dramatic one-shoulder cape dress.

See the Valentino Slideshow Below!

Sako Fisher in a Valentino Skirt with Stella McCartney Top
Sako Fisher in a Valentino Skirt and top with Stella McCartney Bustier
Jennifer Siebel Newsom in Valentino
Jennifer Siebel Newsom in Valentino, with Bulgari earrings and necklace
Allison Speer in Valentino
Allison Speer in Valentino
Dede Wilsey in Valentino
Dede Wilsey in Valentino
Mary Gonsalves Kinney in Valentino
Mary Gonsalves Kinney in Valentino


Kristen Skipper in Valentino
Kirsten Skipper in Valentino