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.
Guests at the Abdullahs’ included ballet lovers such as Barbara Brown, Mary Beth Shimmon, Carolyn Chandler, Mario Diaz, Robin Collins, and Norman and Norah Stone, among others.
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.
Here is our selection of the best ball gowns at San Francisco’s 91st Opera Ball, September 2013. Among the looks our favorite is worn by Deepa Pakianathan, who had a stroke of genius in combining an exquisitely embroidered Andrew Gn gown from his resort 2014 collection with a museum-worthy Alexander McQueen headdress. We’re told that Deepa was the first person in the world to wear the McQueen piece since it was last seen on the Fall 2013 runway.
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.
A new, eclectic crowd had a ball, and came sporting their rocktail attire — glitter encrusted sunglasses, leather, fur, feathers, high heels, short dresses, black jeans, vintage rock tee shirts, tattoos, and high-style chic in Chanel, Missoni, and Dolce galore!
And the band, CHOC’D, was magnificent!