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Fashion Icon Vivienne Westwood

Last weekend, the de Young Museum opened a three-month long exhibition organized by London's Victoria and Albert Museum, "Vivienne Westwood: 36 Years in Fashion."

According to the de Young, "Known best for her fearless nonconformity, [Vivienne Westwood] ... has a profound respect for the past and looks to it for inspiration. With tradition as her springboard, she takes historic garments such as corsets and crinolines and reinvents them in new ways or uses thoroughly British fabrics like tartans and tweeds to create fashion that gently parodies Establishment styles."

55th Annual Mardi Gras Ball

Last Friday, The Little Jim Club of California Pacific Medical Center (SF's oldest fundraising organization for pediatrics) held its Mardi Gras Ball at the St. Regis Hotel. The single-largest fundraiser, Barry Barsamian, was crowned king of the ball.

Bukovnik's Paradise Found

Caldwell Snyder Gallery opened a month-long exhibition of artist Gary Bukovnik's watercolors, featuring bursts of color in the form of rhododendrons, poppies, peonies and birds of paradise.

Karen Caldwell, Guest             Susan Deming, Gary Bukovnik, Susan Snyder

In the Bag: 49 SQ.MI.

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

Forty-Nine Square Miles held an event last week showcasing its colorful, hand-crafted handbags and belts.

Alison Bethurem, Angela Swinderman

Decorator Showcase

Dodie Rosekrans hosted the kick-off of the decorator showcase.

Katy Glass, Janet Hunter

Dylan Fashion for Him and Her

Vintage 415's Dylan boutique celebrated the arrival of menswear to its Chestnut Street digs with a spring fashion show held at the W Hotel last Friday.

Emily Hopper, Ryan Eddy            Arianna Hershon, Nicole Dierhka, Zizi Moore

Getty Party for Pelosi

The Getty family hosted a party last week for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

Roselyne Swig, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi              George Marcus, Paul Pelosi

Fashion Show and <i>Zodiac</i>

So I'm really looking forward to the IMG fashion show with Naomi Campbell on March 15 at Fort Mason. For the record, I have no idea what the hell "IMG" stands for, but more details can be found at Boom selecta!

And since I have nothing more interesting to say on the subject, I'm gonna let my main man, Ned Clarke, who you may remember from "Storytime with Ned" on the recently defunct "Hooman Show," take over and tell a good story about the time he tried to sneak into a fashion show at Fort Mason a couple years ago:

Picasso and American Art

SFMOMA launched two exhibits last Friday:

"Brice Marden: A retrospective of paintings and drawings," featuring works from all phases of the artist's career to May 13 and "Picasso and American Art," which showcases Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Jackson Pollock and others to May 28.

The Truth Is Out There

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

INFORUM, which held an event last week, is a division of The Commonwealth Club (whose motto is "find truth and turn it loose") by and for people in their 20s and 30s, with a mission to inspire debate around civic issues. INFORUM has 2,500 members; its events are open to all.
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