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  • Stylish Moments from the SF Ballet's Infinite Romance Gala | SFLUXE 30

    Stylish Moments from the SF Ballet’s Infinite Romance Gala

    As the first major gala of the year (it was at full capacity with 3,400 guests!), the San Francisco Ballet’s Infinite Romance was a night not just of beautiful movement on stage, but of some striking fashion off stage. Here are some moments we particularly enjoyed from the gala. More

  • Opening Reception for Keith Haring: The Political Line | SFLUXE 19

    Opening Reception for Keith Haring: The Political Line

    The US premiere of “Keith Haring: The Political Line” was recently held at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. It is the first major Haring show on the West Coast in nearly two decades. The Political Line features more than 130 works of art including large scale paintings, sculptures, and a number of the artist’s subway drawings. More

  • Diana Vreeland Perfume Launches in San Francisco | SFLUXE 4

    Diana Vreeland Perfume Launches in San Francisco

    It was in her 1984 autobiography that Diana Vreeland wrote that “Scent, although you can’t see it, is as important to a well-turned-out woman as her makeup, her nail varnish, her pearls…” More

  • CH Carolina Herrera Opens in San Francisco | SFLUXE 2

    CH Carolina Herrera Opens in San Francisco

    Carolina Herrera and Elle’s Joe Zee, with California Pacific Medical Center trustees Sloan Barnett, Carol Bonnie, and Carolyn Chang, M.D., recently celebrated the opening of CH Carolina Herrera’s new San Francisco store in benefit of CPMC. Olivia Palermo, Marissa Mayer and Denise Hale wee among the guests. More

  • A Private Showing of de Grisogono at Battery | SFLUXE

    A Private Showing of de Grisogono at Battery

    De Grisogono, the luxury jeweler headquartered in Geneva, recently hosted a cocktail party at Battery’s stunning penthouse in honor of Dede Wilsey and the Fine Arts Museums. More

  • 25 Phenomenal Looks From SF Ballet Gala 2014 | SFLUXE 22

    25 Phenomenal Looks From SF Ballet Gala 2014

    “Phenomenal” was theme for the 2014 San Francisco Ballet’s Opening Night Gala, but also describes the looks put together by gala guests.

    With gala chair Tanya Powell starting the evening in an elegant Vera Wang ball gown and ending in a short runway-worthy Dolce & Gabbana, there was a full gamut of looks.

    One saw understated elegance with Yurie Pascarella in Andrew Gn and Mary Beth Shimmon in Chanel; a full flowering of colors, shapes and textures from Deepa Pakianathan, Paula Carano, Sonya Molodetskaya, Elizabeth Fullerton and Komal Shah; and striking black dresses on Karen Caldwell, Azadeh Riaz, Stephanie Southerland, Stephanie Ejabat, and SF Ballet’s Principal Dancer Mathilde Froustey. More

  • The Cavalier Opens On Jessie Street | SFLUXE

    The Cavalier Opens On Jessie Street

    Jeffrey Alan Marks, Kyle MacLachlan, Restoration Hardware’s Gary Friedman, Willie Brown, Jr., Facebook’s Libby Leffler, Banana Republic’s Jack Calhoun, Asim Abdullah, Keith Bellings, Lisa Alexander, Karen Caldwell, and others attended the recent opening of The Cavalier in San Francisco. More

  • Neiman Marcus Celebrates Gladys Perint Palmer's Adam and Yves | SFLUXE

    Neiman Marcus Celebrates Gladys Perint Palmer’s Adam and Yves

    Neiman Marcus, with Barbara Brookins and Gail Glasser, recently hosted a reception and book signing in honor of Gladys Perint Palmer, author of the wonderful new book, “Adam and Yves.”

    The book provides a tongue-in-cheek history of fashion. As Valentino Garavani remarked, “her drawings have life.” And the book is indeed a lively thing to read, with every turn of the page showing an unexpected juxtaposition of major moments in world history and fashion.

    For more information visit http://www.gladysperintpalmer.com / www.gladysperintpalmer.com More

  • artMRKT 2013 | SFLUXE 1

    artMRKT 2013

    The 2013 showing of artMRKT in San Francisco opened to a staggering 6,000 guests in May, and had to turn away 500, raising approximately $30,000 for artMRKT beneficiary, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s New Acquisition Fund.

    Following the presentation of the 2013 ArtCare Award for Excellence in Civic Arts Patronage awarded to Mrs. Diane B. Wilsey, on behalf of the San Francisco Arts Commission and San Francisco Art Dealers Association, the Opening Night Preview Benefit provided guests with first access to the artwork, elegant catering (including specialty cocktails courtesy of Diageo), as well as a fantastic performance by the SF Jazz High School All-Stars Combo.

    Among numerous Opening Night sales, Brian Gross Fine Art sold a major Robert Arneson self-portrait bronze for $200,000, and Alex Meyerovich Gallery reported the sale of a David Hockney lithograph for $65,000.

    For more information, visit http://www.art-mrkt.com/sf / www.art-mrkt.com/sf More

  • Cinderella Chic | SFLUXE

    Cinderella Chic

    In celebration of the U.S. premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella, SF Ballet hosted a fundraising dinner on May 3, 2013, in a gorgeous tented pavilion masterfully designed by Riccardo Benavides in the Memorial Court between the War Memorial Opera House and the Veterans Building.

    Inspired by the theme of the evening, many dressed in the most fanciful fairy tale gowns, while others went for a more modern look. Everyone looked absolutely lovely (not a wicked stepmother in sight!)

    Here, with photos courtesy of http://drewaltizer.com / Drew Altizer , we present our selection of the 25 most chic looks of the evening. More

  • Zac Posen to do Saks and the SF Ballet! | SFLUXE

    Zac Posen to do Saks and the SF Ballet!

    Saks Fifth Avenue and San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary are presenting Zac Posen as this year’s guest designer at the 32nd San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary Fashion Show, benefiting San Francisco Ballet. More

  • International Best Dressed in SF | SFLUXE

    International Best Dressed in SF

    Neiman Marcus and Vanity Fair, with writer Amy Fine Collins, recently hosted a luncheon in celebration of Vanity Fair’s 2013 International Best Dressed List. Guests included some of the West Coast’s best dressed women, such as Vanessa Getty, Pamela Joyner, and Sobia Shaikh. It also provided an opportunity to meet Alan Morell, the new general manager for Neiman Marcus’s Union Square store, following the move of our beloved John Capizzi to Bergdorf Goodman in New York. More

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