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Bailey of Burberry at Nordy's

Christopher Bailey, creative director for Burberry, made a personal appearance at Nordstrom San Francisco Centre last week to help kick off the autumn/winter womenswear 2007/2008 collection. Bailey, who was awarded “Designer of the Year” at the GQ Men of the Year event, can name among his star-studded clientele actresses Sienna Miller, Demi Moore, Selma Blair and Reese Witherspoon.

Fresh Faces in Fashion Fete

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion 2007 went all out with its kick-off show to SF Fashion Week, hosting both a VIP reception—before folks amassed to watch models strut their stuff down the catwalk—and an after-party all at the Regency Center.

Fighting AIDS with Diamonds

Some of SF's who's who flew down to Hollywood last week to take part in the Stolichnaya elit auction benefiting DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation for Fighting AIDS at the Bar Marmont. Stolichnaya elit commissioned New York designer Penny Preville to create the The Stolichnaya elit Collection, four one-of-a-kind diamond pieces, for the auction. Actress Rosario Dawson, Ugly Betty's Eric Mabius and haute couture designer Monique Lhuillier were also in attendance.

BRAVO! Club Opening Night Party

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

BRAVO! Club's Gala Kick-Off Party held last Wednesday at Shreve & Co. included models parading around in designs from the upcoming SF Fashion Week/BRAVO! Gown Show.

Industry Party

photography by Aubrie Pick for Drew Altizer

Industry415 teamed up with Thomas LeRou and Jason Krothe to launch their men's streetwear line, Correct Clothing, with a party at Harlot.

Nordy's Designer Preview

Nordstrom presented its annual Designer Preview event, which included a runway show that featured fall collections from top designers such as Alexander McQueen, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren.

Berry Summer Fashions

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

The Robert Berry boutique threw a party so that folks could check out the new summer collection while sipping on some bubbly. The event benefited nonprofit organization Children of Shelters.

My Precious

photography by Vasna Wilson for Drew Altizer

Lee Siegelson, president and owner of Siegelson (a third-generation New York estate jeweler), and Neiman Marcus held a luncheon for a select group of precious jewelry customers in the department store's Private Room. Guests were later taken to the Legion of Honor to tour the Masterpieces of French Jewelry show (to which Siegelson lent three pieces).

Charles in Charge

Aussie fashion designer Elizabeth Charles celebrated the opening of her first West Coast boutique in SF's Pacific Heights neighborhood. Her other U.S. store is located in Manhattan's Meatpacking District.

Carolina in My Mind

Top fashion designer Carolina Herrera graced The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus with her elegant presence and ready-to-wear collection.

Lindsay Bolton, Lana Adair     Pamala Deikel     Elizabeth Thieriot, Carolina Herrera, Karen Caldwell
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