See Symphony Style in 21 Looks

At this year’s opening gala for the San Francisco Symphony 2016 Season, the mood of the evening’s style seemed best represented by Symphony President, Sako Fisher — modern femininity in black and white.

Jessica Slor, Remy Fisher, Bill Fisher, Sako Fisher, Sam Fisher, Rose Fisher
The Fishers in Black and White: Jessica Slor, Remy, Bill, Sako, Sam and Rose Fisher

Photos: Agency Moanalani Jeffrey

Wearing a gorgeous Monique Lhullier dress with abstract print of white with subtle pink highlights, Valentino heels and beautiful fine jewelry paired unexpectedly with a leather and crystal choker from Intermix, she showed that a strong, modern woman can wear a formal gown without appearing stuffy, retrograde or thickly costumed.

This year in our coverage of Symphony gala style, we present 21 looks that epitomized this sophisticated aesthetic, achieved through the use of whites and metallics against deep shades of black and brown, with exquisite textures, sculptural shapes, and a new definition of the floral print.

Exquisite texture and detail on (clockwise)  Vanessa Getty, Kirsten Skipper (in Valentino), Chrisa Pappas Sioukas, Dr. Carolyn Chang (in Valentino
Exquisite texture and detail on (clockwise) Vanessa Getty (in Naeem Khan), Kirsten Skipper (in Valentino), Chrisa Pappas Sioukas, Dr. Carolyn Chang (in Valentino)

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Beautiful sculptural shapes on Tara Juergens and designer Nina Hollein (with husband Max Hollein)
Beautiful sculptural shapes on Tara Juergens and designer Nina Hollein (with husband Max Hollein)

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Modern prints and a new approach to florals for evening on (clockwise) Allison Speer (in Andrew Gn), Marissa Mayer (in Valentino), Rebecca Lin (in Naeem Khan), and Komal Shah (in Monique Lhullier)
Modern prints and a new approach to florals for evening on (clockwise) Allison Speer (in Andrew Gn), Marissa Mayer (in Valentino), Rebecca Lin (in Naeem Khan), and Komal Shah (in Monique Lhullier)

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Pia Oien Cohler, Remy Fisher and Rose Fisher
Pia Oien Cohler, Remy Fisher and Rose Fisher

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Symphony style in black and white (clockwise), Rosemary Baker, Kelsey Lamond, Sloan Barnett, Rich and Holly Lawson
Symphony style in black and white (clockwise), Rosemary Baker, Kelsey Lamond, Sloan Barnett, Rich and Holly Lawson

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Pete and Alex Caban, Donato Cuttone, Jennifer Betka
Pete and Alex Caban, Donato Cuttone, Jennifer Betka

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