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artMRKT 2013 | SFLUXE 1

artMRKT 2013

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.

For more information, visit http://www.art-mrkt.com/sf / www.art-mrkt.com/sf

Cinderella Chic | SFLUXE

Cinderella Chic

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.

Zac Posen to do Saks and the SF Ballet! | SFLUXE

Zac Posen to do Saks and the SF Ballet!

Saks Fifth Avenue and San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary are presenting Zac Posen as this year’s guest designer at the 32nd San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary Fashion Show, benefiting San Francisco Ballet.

International Best Dressed in SF | SFLUXE

International Best Dressed in SF

Neiman Marcus and Vanity Fair, with writer Amy Fine Collins, recently hosted a luncheon in celebration of Vanity Fair’s 2013 International Best Dressed List. Guests included some of the West Coast’s best dressed women, such as Vanessa Getty, Pamela Joyner, and Sobia Shaikh. It also provided an opportunity to meet Alan Morell, the new general manager for Neiman Marcus’s Union Square store, following the move of our beloved John Capizzi to Bergdorf Goodman in New York.

Heroes and Hearts in San Francisco, 2013

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation recently held its eighth annual “Heroes & Hearts” awards luncheon.

Wilkes Bashford's Glamorous New Look | SFLUXE

Wilkes Bashford’s Glamorous New Look

Take a look inside Wilkes Bashford’s glamorous new interior at their landmark San Francisco store. It’s one of the most chic stores on the West Coast!

Ship Ahoi at the 2012 San Francisco Fall Antiques Show | SFLUXE

Ship Ahoi at the 2012 San Francisco Fall Antiques Show

The 2012 Fall Antiques Show in San Francisco was an elegant gala, with exquisite antiques and art, and wonderful learning opportunities for anyone who appreciates the finest, reports Claudia Juestel.

Cavalier Celebrates Opening with Alexandra von Furstenberg and other VIPs | SFLUXE

Cavalier Celebrates Opening with Alexandra von Furstenberg and other VIPs

Designers Alexandra Von Furstenberg and Lee Brooks recently made an appearance at the new Cavalier boutique in San Francisco.

New, Symphonic Dances: San Francisco Ballet 2012 | SFLUXE

New, Symphonic Dances: San Francisco Ballet 2012

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!

Graff Diamonds Opens in San Francisco | SFLUXE

Graff Diamonds Opens in San Francisco

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.

Rare Designer Fashion Sale | SFLUXE

Rare Designer Fashion Sale

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.

Pulp Fashion at the Legion of Honor | SFLUXE

Pulp Fashion at the Legion of Honor

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.

William Getty, Vanessa Getty and Peter Getty

Chanel Boutique Reopens in San Francisco

Chanel, following a stunning renovation by Peter Marino, reopens in San Francisco’s Maiden Lane.

Claude Jarman's 75th Birthday | SFLUXE 11

Claude Jarman’s 75th Birthday

Friends and family of Claude Jarman, Jr. recently celebrated the Academy Award-winning actor’s 75th birthday with a fun showing of “The Claude Jarman, Jr. Story” at the Lark Theater in Larkspur.

The Heroes and Hearts Luncheon | SFLUXE 1

The Heroes and Hearts Luncheon

We’re pleased to present these photos by Thomas Gibbons from the Fourth Annual Heroes and…

Inside Gucci's New San Francisco Store | SFLUXE 3

Inside Gucci’s New San Francisco Store

After months of anticipation, we were thrilled to attend the recent opening of Gucci’s beautiful new store in San Francisco, located at 240 Stockton Street, the glamorous Art Deco building that has been a Union Square landmark for decades.