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The 2008 Hot 20 Under 40 Party

The who's who of SF gathered amongst antelopes, hartebeests and (very curious) penguins at the California Academy of Science's African Hall last Friday for the 7x7 2008 Hot 20 Under 40 party, sponsored by Johnnie Walker.

26th Annual Macy’s Passport Fashion Show

On Thursday, September 18, such stars as comedian Dame Edna, No Doubt drummer Adrian Young, the Jabbawockeez dance crew and designer Tommy Hilfiger rounded out the guest list at the 26th annual Macy’s Passport HIV/AIDS fundraising gala. Models strutted timeless fall staples at the eagerly awaited fashion show and main attraction of this event.


Wendy Simon Armstrong, Victoria Yeager Sawyer, Jackie Chimera

Ferragamo Boutique Hosts Candace Bushnell Book Signing

Salvatore Ferragamo and Denise Hale hosted an afternoon soiree on Friday, September 26 to celebrate the publication of One Fifth Avenue. Candace Bushnell signed copies of her new book for guests and donated 10 percent of the day’s sales to benefit Children of Shelters.


Kim Jackson, Natasha Monahan, Lindsay Bolton, Barbara Brown

This Old Bag Fundraiser Preview at the Clift Hotel

On Wednesday, August 6, guests attended a preview party for the fourth annual This Old Bag fundraiser auction benefiting the city’s Breast Cancer Emergency Fund. Celebrity and designer purses were on display in the Spanish Suite at the Clift hotel during this event hosted by Bella Farrow and Hilary Newsom Callan. Guests sampled appetizers provided by the Clift, specialty cupcakes from That Takes the Cake and beverages from J Vineyards and Pearl Vodka while perusing handbags autographed by such stars as Sharon Stone and Renee Fleming.


Emporio Armani Hosts Academy of Friends Season Kickoff

Guests enjoyed an evening of cocktails and shopping at the Academy of Friends 2008-2009 season kickoff on Thursday, August 7. The event, hosted by Emporio Armani at their Union Square location, helped raise money for AIDS organizations in the Bay Area. Attendees sampled drinks by SnowQueen Vodka and food from Armani Caffè.

 


Jeffrey Braff, Steven Helfand, Brad Vanderbilt

Oscar de la Renta Fashion Show Benefits the League to Save Lake Tahoe

On August 2, Oscar de la Renta presented his Resort 2009 Collection at an annual fashion show and luncheon benefiting the League to Save Lake Tahoe. Saks Fifth Avenue San Francisco sponsored the luxurious event hosted at the Fritz family home on the west shore.


Oscar de la Renta





Prada Flagship Opens in Union Square

On Tuesday, July 22 Prada unveiled its new Union Square flagship to a packed crowd, including Mayor Gavin Newsom, Vanessa Getty and Sloan Barnett. The event featured an original menu designed by Thomas Keller and music by DJ Jeffery Tonnesen from New York’s The Box nightclub.


OJ Shansby, Graziano DeBoni


Norah Stone, Thomas Keller

Third Annual Dress for Success Gala

On Thursday, July 17, Dress for Success San Francisco celebrated its third year serving the local community with a gala fundraiser. This year’s event at the Bently Reserve featured local jazz legend Paula West along with fashion and design expert Nick Verreos from Project Runway’s second season. Guests sampled food from the city’s finest restaurants, wine from local vintners and both a live and silent auction.


Beth Schnitzer, Andrew Freeman, Shannon Dean (Gala co-chairs)

Festival del Sole Luncheon Honors Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele of Chopard

Maria Manetti Farrow hosted pre-luncheon cocktails at her private Villa Mille Rose Estate in Napa to honor Chopard Co-President and artistic director Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele for her Festival del Sole grapevine motif jewelry design. The earrings and necklace suite, which Ms. Farrow wore to the soiree, is made of rose gold, colorful diamonds and briolette gemstones. Guests included Chopard President Marc Hruschka, Tatiana Sorokko, Prince Sultan Abdul Aziz and many more.

 
Muni Fry, Dorothy Torresi

Annual Nordstrom Fall Preview Benefits Raphael House

On Wednesday, July 9, models walked the runway for Nordstrom’s Annual Designer Preview at the Herbst Pavilion. Guests enjoyed a sneak peek of fall collections by such fashion icons as Bill Blass, Burberry Prorsum, Stella McCartney, Michael Kors, Derek Lam, Donna Karan, Peter Som, Valentino, Vera Wang and Versace. Attendees sipped cocktails and sampled hors d’oeuvres while shopping for the night’s featured looks at a special on-site boutique. Ticket proceeds were donated to Raphael House, a San Francisco nonprofit for homeless families seeking help.


Claire Spaht, Kris Anthony
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