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Inside the Mid-Winter Gala 2010

Inside the Mid-Winter Gala 2010

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The Junior Committee of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco recently hosted its annual Mid-Winter Gala, this year held in celebration of the fabulous Cartier and America exhibition at the Legion of Honor (which runs through May 9, 2010.)

Kathryn Lasater, Alexis Swanson Traina, Allison Speer

Kathryn Lasater, Alexis Swanson Traina, Allison Speer

The event was presented by honorary chairs Vanessa Getty and Trevor Traina, with co-chairs Allison Speer and Kathryn Lasater. Approximately 400 young arts patrons and social leaders came out for the invitation only party, which raised a record $400,000 for the Museum.

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Trevor Traina and Alexis Swanson Traina, in Dolce & Gabbana

Cartier, the Marquee Sponsor of the evening, was joined by Sotheby’s, Nordstrom and Artis Capital Management in making the evening possible through their support.

The Cartier and America exhibition at the Legion of Honor has been this year’s must-see destination in the City, with more than 200 objects from the private Cartier Collection housed in Geneva. The exhibition covers the history of the House from its first great successes as the “king of jewelers and jeweler to kings” during the Belle Epoque to the 1960s and 1970s.

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Billy Getty and Vanessa Getty

Fashion at the MWG is always eye-catching (in a good way), with Vanessa Getty, for instance, bringing a unique flare that often gets her noticed by Women’s Wear Daily and other major media. This year she was particularly stunning in a dress of her own design, made of 20 vintage shawls from Alexandria, Egypt.

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Leslie Thieriot and Vanessa Getty with Stephen Brady, who did the decor

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Kathryn Lasater in Reem Acra

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Allison Speer in Oscar de la Renta

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Alexis Swanson Traina and Noosheen Hashemi

Another fashion moment was provided by Karen Caldwell, who designed not only her own dress but also that of Alyson Jackson, Suzanne Levit and Jennifer Siebel Newsom. Not bad for someone who’s been in business for less than a year!

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Karen Caldwell

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Mireille Schwartz and Karen Caldwell

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Mireille Schwartz

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Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel Newsom

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Suzanne Levit and Carson Levit

Brad Harrington, Alyson Jackson

Brad Harrington and Alyson Jackson

Cameron Phleger and Alyson Jackson

As the Chronicle’s Miss Bigelow noted, Cameron Phelger also donned a unique, one-of-a-kind creation – her dress was from I. Magnin in the 1960s.

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Cameron Phleger

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Noosheen Hashemi, Trevor Traina and Marissa Mayer

Google’s Marissa Mayer was somewhat ethereal in her ultra-feminine Marchesa dress, paired with a jeweled minaudiere.

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Marissa Mayer in Marchesa

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Lindsay Bolton and George Bolton

Sotheby’s Patrick Barber and Melissa Barber

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Lisa Alexander, Patrick Perigaud and Keylee Sanders

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Jenna Hunt and Jeana Toney

Jenna Hunt, Deborah Lee Miner and Elizabeth Funk

Alice Cahan

Victoire Reynal Brown and Leigh Matthes

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Serena Perkins and Alec Perkins

Christopher Bass and Mary Alice Haney

Jason Moment and Jessica Moment

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Juliet de Baubigny and Sloan Barnett

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Steven Volpe and Bita Daryabari

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Bita Daryabari and Allison Speer

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Katie Traina, Todd Traina and Vandy Boudreau

Sobia Shaikh

Sobia Shaikh

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Zem Joaquin and Becca Prowda

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Erin Glenn and Alex Chases

Isha Abdullah

Isha Abdullah

Betty Kay Coakley and Gary Friedman

Kate Chung and Erin Hawthornthwaite

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Victoria Rotenstreich and Maxx Traina

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Marcy Karpowitz and Kimberly Miller

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Ye-Hui Lu and Elliott Butler

Lisa Zanze, Angie Taube

Lisa Zanze and Angie Taube

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Roger Barnett, Sloan Barnet and Ken Fulk

Monica Manuilow, Jill Burns, Shonaree Michael and Holly Lawson

Past Coverage: Mid-Winter Gala 2009 [] Past Coverage: Mid-Winter Gala 2008 [] Past Coverage: Mid-Winter Gala 2007 []

Alcohol Sponsors: Grey Goose Vodka, Swanson Vineyards, and the Magnanimus Wine Group.
Photos: Drew Altizer []

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