On Wednesday, May 14 Saks Fifth Avenue hosted the California Academy of Sciences Guild at a lavish luncheon in honor of fashion designer Peter Som’s new role as creative director for legendary sportswear brand Bill Blass. The event, which was held at the Bill Blass showroom, featured an informal showing of the Bill Blass fall 2008 collection and a sit-down lunch courtesy of Taste.




Helen Taylor, Molly Wadhwani, Jeanna Yoo



Marcy Carmack, Lindsay Bolton



Tim Whalen, Joy Venturini Bianchi



Jacques Pantazes, Lisa Alexander


Helen Taylor, Leslie Mehren






Joy Venturini Bianchi, Claudia Ross



Angelique Griepp, Cheryl Fordham



Peter Som, Cheryl Fordham



Amy McNamara, Lana Adair




Jennifer Tobiason, Marie Hurabiell, Leslie Mehren




Marcy Carmack, Franklin Melendez



Lisa Podos Wais, Lucy Hume Koukopoulos, Marie Hurabiell




Claudia Ross, Peter Som