Komal Shah

Thirty-Nine Fabulous Looks at the SF Symphony Gala | SFLUXE 11

Thirty-Nine Fabulous Looks at the SF Symphony Gala

San Francisco Symphony’s 103rd opening night gala for 2014 was a special tribute to musical director Michael Tilson Thomas, celebrating his 20th anniversary this year.

A Day With Dior | SFLUXE 2

A Day With Dior

For a special showing of the 2015 Cruise collection, Dior recently treated a select group of clients from San Francisco to a special day of all things Dior in New York.

Dressed for the occasion in pieces from the Spring 2014 collection, San Francisco’s Mary Beth Shimmon, Komal Shah, Sonya Molodetskaya, Angel Susinto, Agnes Susinto, Brenda Zarate and Ken Fulk started off at the Palace Hotel, where Dior hosted a cocktail party at the Dom Perignon Suite. They were then driven to the East River pier, were Dior water taxis ferried them to the Duggal Green House in Brooklyn, for a spectacular show attended by everyone in the fashion industry as well as celebrities such as Rihanna, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Marion Cotillard.

After the fashion show, Komal Shah hosted a dinner for friends at Marea Restaurant, which was followed by Dior’s after party at the Top of the Standard. Raf Simons arrived at 1:00 AM and mingled with guests such as Andre Saraiva, Michel Gaubert, and Alexandra Richards, stopping for a moment to chat with our friend Brenda Zarate.

Mid Winter Gala 2014 | SFLUXE 62

Mid Winter Gala 2014

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.

An Evening With Valentino | SFLUXE 14

An Evening With Valentino

Valentino was recently joined by supporters of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in celebrating…

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.

20 Fabulous Looks at Mulberry's Wonderland | SFLUXE 5

20 Fabulous Looks at Mulberry’s Wonderland

Mulberry’s chic San Francisco store recently presented their Fall collection in a special event co-hosted by Vanessa Getty and Harper’s Bazaar, with a “Mulberry Wonderland” theme.

Here we present 20 fabulous looks seen at the party, which included guests such as Sloan Barnett, Alexis Traina, designer Andrew Gn, visiting from Paris, and famed photographer Douglas Friedman, among others.

Christian Dior Expands in San Francisco | SFLUXE 2

Christian Dior Expands in San Francisco

Christian Dior is celebrating the opening of its new boutique inside San Francisco’s Saks Fifth Avenue this week, with a preview of the 2014 Cruise Collection, hosted by Alexis Traina and Victoire Reynal Brown.

Rubin Singer's Serpent Queen | SFLUXE

Rubin Singer’s Serpent Queen

Sloan and Roger Barnett recently hosted a preview of Rubin Singer’s sensuous, slithery and seductive collection for Spring 2014, “The Serpent Queen,” at their Pacific Heights home.

Paula Carano Named San Francisco's Best Dressed Woman, 2013 | SFLUXE 1

Rodin by Moonlight, 2013

The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University recently held its biennial “Rodin by Moonlight” fundraiser, one of the most important Bay Area galas.

Bulgari's Private Dinner for EPACS | SFLUXE

Bulgari’s Private Dinner for EPACS

Marissa Mayer and Zachary Bogue, and Bulgari North America President Alberto Festa, recently hosted a dinner and private viewing of “The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita and Beyond, 1950-1990” in the tower at the de Young Museum.

Most Beautiful Ball Gowns at the 91st Opera Ball | SFLUXE

Most Beautiful Ball Gowns at the 91st Opera Ball

We admit it – we’re hopelessly in love with ball gowns! With layers of weightless tulle and pounds of heavy beads, corsetry to tighten and ruffles to widen, taffeta to stiffen and chiffon to make it flow, a beautifully constructed ball gown is a work of art that can defy physics, bank accounts and common sense. But what art!

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.

Dior Celebrates China's Terracotta Warriors Exhibit | SFLUXE

Dior Celebrates China’s Terracotta Warriors Exhibit

On January 30, 2013, guests gathered at the home of Komal Shah and Gaurav Garg’s Atherton home for a celebration anticipating the Opening Gala for the exhibition, “China’s Terracotta Warriors: The Emperor’s First Legacy” at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.

The event was hosted by Christian Dior, which presented the beautiful Dior Spring-Summer 2013 collection to the guests. Museum Director, Jay Xu, remarked on the wonderful collection as a perfect match to the eighth “wonder of the world,” the Terracotta Warriors, which will be on display throughout the exhibition.

The exhibit at the http://www.asianart.org/exhibitions_index/terracotta-warriors / Asian Art Museum runs through May 27, 2013 .

Phantoms of Asia at Asian Art Museum | SFLUXE

Phantoms of Asia at Asian Art Museum

At the gala opening of the Asian Art Museum’s Phantoms of Asia exhibit, chairs Komal Shah and Eliza Cash welcomed museum board members, major donors, civic, corporate and social leaders, artists featured in the exhibition, and art enthusiasts from around the world to one of the season’s most important events.

The Modern Ball, SFMOMA 2012 | SFLUXE

The Modern Ball, SFMOMA 2012

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art transformed into a multivenue art party this season for its premier fundraising gala, the Modern Ball.

Mid Winter Gala 2012: Chanel and the Cult of Beauty | SFLUXE

Mid Winter Gala 2012: Chanel and the Cult of Beauty

Now in its 8th year, the 2012 Mid-Winter Gala had the support of Chanel as Marquee Sponsor for the first time ever, and one could sense the elegant Chanel touch throughout the evening.

Love is a Work of Art | SFLUXE

Love is a Work of Art

Philanthropists Jillian Manus and Alan Salzman hosted the seventh annual Valentine’s Day Ball at their Atherton residence again this year, with a theme called “Love is a Work of Art.” True to the theme, each room in the house depicted a unique interpretation on famous artists and their works.