Gucci was the presenting sponsor of the Sonoma Horse Park Giant Steps Charity Classic Six Bar and Gala on Saturday, August 2, 2014. This was the second year Gucci partnered with Sonoma Horse Park and Giant Steps Charity Classic. Gucci’s commitment to the global sport of show jumping is well established; Gucci proudly sponsors top rider’s Edwina Tops-Alexander and Jessica Springsteen, and presents the annual Gucci Paris Masters.
Mid-Winter Gala Co-Chairs Vanessa Getty, Trevor Traina, Kathryn Lasater, and Allison Speer recently hosted a cocktail reception at the new Salvatore Ferragamo boutique at 236 Post Street in San Francisco to kick off the gala and celebrate the opening of the boutique.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Bulgari recently unveiled its collection for the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris at a private event in the San Francisco store.
De Grisogono recently showcased its latest collection at a lunch in honor of Maria Manetti Shrem and the San Francisco MOMA.
Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance shows at the de Young until February 17, 2013. You must see it!
Elisabeth Laurence, creator of the “Lives of Style” television show, celebrated San Francisco’s most stylish men and women at a luncheon hosted by Dr. Alan Malouf.
Graff Diamonds, the jeweler responsible for Drew Barrymore’s elegant engagement ring, recently opened its first store in California at 237 Post Street in San Francisco in a glamorous opening hosted by Marc Benioff and wife Lynne Benioff in honor of the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
Ken Fulk recently opened his new retail shop, Peep Show, with the usual pomp and circumstance we all have come to expect of him.
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.
While everyone eagerly awaits the March 26, 2011 opening of Balenciaga and Spain at the de Young, over at the Legion of Honor, museum goers are being treated to another fashion feast with Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave.
BVLGARI celebrated the grand opening of its largest store in the U.S. with a magnificent in-store event attended by 350 VIP clients, media and other guests.
amela Joyner and Fred Giuffrida recently opened the doors to their Presidio Heights home in San Francisco to raise funds for a worthy cause: Survivor Corps.