PIA, founded by Pia Øien Cohler, recently opened at 414 Jackson Street in San Francisco with a party attended by Dr. Priscilla Chan Zuckerberg, Nicole Systrom, Alison Pincus, and other tech industry notables and leading tastemakers.
Larry Gagosian recently welcomed the Bay Area's leading art collectors to the opening of Gagosian Gallery San Francisco.
De Grisogono's Giovanni Mattera, with Karen Kubin, Charlot Malin, and Jane Mudge, recently celebrated the San Francisco Opera Ball with a rare presentation of the jeweler's collection in San Francisco.
Christian Louboutin recently celebrated the opening of the brand's beautiful new boutique at 29 Maiden Lane in San Francisco, with host Sloan Barnett. Barnett was joined by guests such as Jacqueline Sacks, Heather Ive, Juliet de Baubigny, Katie Traina, Carol Bonnie, Dr. Carolyn Chang, Mary Beth Shimmon, Jessica Moment, Sobia Shaikh, Barbara Brown, Jenna Hunt, Gail Glasser, Sonya Molodetskaya, Emily Holt, Nina Stanford, and others eager to celebrate San Francisco's entree to Louboutin World.
The San Francisco Opera Guild recently hosted the opening night of the Opera's 92nd Season with the theme of "Passione," co-chaired by Teresa Medearis and Cynthia Schreuder, with honorary chairs Cynthia Fry Gunn and Dede Wilsey, with Opera Guild president Karen Kubin.
Salvatore Ferragamo co-hosted this years Mid Winter Gala in San Francisco, with Trevor Traina, Vanessa Getty, Kathryn Lasater, and Allison Speer. Guests included Marissa Mayer, Jonathan Ive, Dita von Teese, Balthazar Getty, Camilla Belle, Jessica Hart, Derek Blasberg, John Gidding, Lauren Remington Platt, Liz Goldwyn, Libby Leffler, Douglas Friedman, David Sacks, Jacqueline Sacks, Devon Aoki, Gary Friedman, among others.
The debut of FOG Design + Art at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason demonstrated that San Francisco, despite its size, is a great art city. Founded by event designer Stanlee Gatti, interior designer Douglas Durkin, and the late Elaine McKeon, the four-day show celebrating 20th and 21st century “design in all its forms” featured prominent dealers from around the country. They exhibiting progressive design and art that set an entirely new standard for the Bay Area, with over 4,000 visitors attending.
Although so many of our friends looked beautiful this year at the Opera Ball, we found that these 16 women brought a special something to the evening -- a unique color, a striking silhouette, a new designer, or a wonderful vintage treasure. The elegance of Marissa Mayer in Jason Wu, Mary Beth Shimmon in sultry caped chiffon designed by the late Bill Blass, or Stefanie Ejabat in a jubilant look created by Giambattista Valli, are just a few instances of why San Francisco's 91st Opera Ball was as dazzling off stage as on for those who love fashion.
With Sloan and Roger Barnett, Sabrina Buell and Yves Behar, Jean-Pierre Conte, and Alison and Mark Pincus, Gucci recently hosted a private cocktail party at the San Francisco store to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the loafer, and the new 1953 collection for men and women.