The Art of Bulgari at the de Young
kate bosworth, bulgari
Kate Bosworth

Hilary Swank and Kate Bosworth were among the glittering guests who made the recent opening of “The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond, 1950-1990,” one of San Francisco’s most glamorous evenings.

Hilary Swank, Martin Chapman
Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank, Martin Chapman

Hosted by Dede Wilsey, president of the board of trustees of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the event celebrated the jeweler’s first-ever museum retrospective, featuring approximately 150 pieces created by the renowned Italian jeweler over four decades.

Dede Wilsey, Alberto Festa

Dede Wilsey, Alberto Festa

The exhibit includes pieces from the Elizabeth Taylor collection, along with Bulgari heritage pieces, and treasures from the private collections of Jennifer Tilly, Dede Wilsey and Denise Hale.

Bulgari

Platinum sautoir with sapphires and diamonds, 1969. Formerly in the collection of Elizabeth Taylor.

The exhibition, made possible in part due to museum donors Carl and Yurie Pascarella, Mrs. George Hopper Fitch, Dr. Alan R. Malouf, Jeri Dexter and Wells Fargo, will be on display at the de Young Museum through February 17, 2014.

* What good is a gorgeous gem without a gorgeous gown to showcase it. See some of the evening’s best dressed at “Best Dressed at Bulgari’s Big Party,” featuring Maggie Rizer Mehran, Vanessa Getty, Alexis Traina, Susan Casden and more.

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