Marissa Mayer and Zachary Bogue, and Bulgari North America President Alberto Festa, recently hosted a dinner and private viewing of “The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita and Beyond, 1950-1990” in the tower at the de Young Museum.
The event, in honor of EPACS: East Palo Alto Charter Schools, was attended by several leading figures in tech, as EPACS is an organization which receives a lot of support in the industry. Zachary Bogue and wife Marissa Mayer have been giving their support for over two years. Marissa has said, “For me, the thing that really draws me to EPACS is the kids, and the opportunity to really help them learn, help them engage, and help them get ahead.”
The 46 guests, such as Omid and Gisel Kordestani, David and Jacqueline Sacks, Dave and Brit Morin, Jeremy Stoppelman, Roger and Sloan Barnett, and Vanessa Getty were given an amazing overview of the exhibit by Bulgari USA president Alberto Festa.
“The Art of Bulgari” focuses on the decades of the 1950s through the 1980s. Bulgari’s unique style, which took shape just after World War II, was inspired by Greco-Roman classicism, the Italian Renaissance, and the 19th-century Roman school of goldsmiths. By the 1970s, the jewelry had become a favorite with the jet set and celebrities worldwide.
Approximately 150 showstopping pieces are shown at the museum, along with sketches and other materials from the Bulgari archives. The most talked about pieces, of course, are those once owned by Elizabeth Taylor. But there are other dazzling items from the collections of Dede Wilsey, Denise Hale, Ellen Barkin, Jennifer Tilly, Lyn Revson, among others.
Sam Lessin, Jessica Lessin – Sabrina Buell, Brit Morin
Stephan Jenkins, Michael Birch – Trevor Traina, Marissa Mayer
Allison Speer, Livia Marotta – Alison Sonsini, Alicia Engstrom, Vanessa Getty
Carolyn Chang, Komal Shah – Sloan Barnett, Yves Behar
“The Art of Bulgari” will be on display at the de Young Museum through February 17, 2014. To see additional SFLUXE coverage of the exhibition, see “Best Dressed at Bulgari’s Big Party,” featuring Hilary Swank, Kate Bosworth, Maggie Rizer Mehran, Alexis Traina, Susan Casden and more, as well as “The Art of Bulgari at the de Young.”