Maria Manetti Farrow
The debut of FOG Design + Art at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason demonstrated that San Francisco, despite its size, is a great art city.
Founded by event designer Stanlee Gatti, interior designer Douglas Durkin, and the late Elaine McKeon, the four-day show celebrating 20th and 21st century “design in all its forms” featured prominent dealers from around the country. They exhibiting progressive design and art that set an entirely new standard for the Bay Area, with over 4,000 visitors attending.
Only in its forth year, SF20/21, held at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason, has had a big impact on the modern design scene, and it has continued to grow its repertoire. Claudia Juestel attended the recent 2011 show, and reported back on what she found.
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.
The Serge Sorokko Gallery’s opening party for the Isabelle de Borchgrave exhibit drew some of San Francisco’s most noted art collectors.
Restoration Hardware recently opened its first store in San Francisco at the space originally built for Ed Hardy Antiques. The party was attended by over 800 people.
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.
Chanel, following a stunning renovation by Peter Marino, reopens in San Francisco’s Maiden Lane.
Roth Martin and Steven Volpe, owners of Hedge, the beautiful gallery on Gold Street which specializes in 20th and 21st century pieces, recently held a kick off party to honor the Host Committee for SF20.
Take a look at the 70 most impressive looks from the San Francisco Symphony and Opera galas.
Tatiana and Serge Sorokko hosted a glamorous farewell to summer dinner at Napa Valley Reserve in St. Helena.