“Phenomenal” was theme for the 2014 San Francisco Balletâ€™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.
Christian Dior celebrated the opening of its new boutique inside San Franciscoâ€™s Saks Fifth Avenue with a preview of the 2014 Cruise Collection, hosted by Alexis Traina and Victoire Reynal Brown.
The gorgeous new space, designed in Diorâ€™s signature style, is surely to become a new couture haven for some of the areaâ€™s best dressed women, such as guests Stephanie Ejabat, Sloan Barnett, Katie Traina, Jacqueline Sacks, and Pam Baer.
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.
Cameron Silver’s new book, Decades: A Century of Fashion, was recently celebrated at a chic cocktail party hosted by Vanessa Getty and Bill Getty in San Francisco.
On January 16, 2013, the San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary and The Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Peter Rothen and Mrs. Gerlind Rothen hosted a reception honoring Grand Benefactors and Benefactors of “Moving the Compass” San Francisco Ballet 2013 Opening Night Gala.
Royal Treasures from the Louvre: Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette is an unparalleled collection of decorative objects from Franceâ€™s most illustrious royalty, direct from the Musee du Louvre.
Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance shows at the de Young until February 17, 2013. You must see it!
America’s oldest professional ballet company, the San Francisco Ballet can claim an illustrious history of “firsts,” including presenting the first American productions of Swan Lake and Nutcracker. The 2012 season upholds the tradition!
Lauren Santo Domingo recently hosted a party for Derek Blasberg in San Francisco with friends Vanessa Getty and Alexis Traina.
Renee Fleming attended the recent cocktail party in San Francisco that Fawaz Grousi, the President of De Grisogono, recently hosted at The Taj Campton Place Hotel to honor Dede Wilsey and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Vanessa Getty raised $320,000 for San Francisco Bay Human Friends with her annual PURR Fashion Fundraiser. Now she is bringing it to ebay to continue to support her favorite cause.
San Francisco Ballet, America’s oldest professional ballet company, has an illustrious history of “firsts,” including the first American productions of Swan Lake and Nutcracker, and 2011 continues the tradition!