BEHNAZ BY THE BAY: Behnaz Sarafpour hadn’t been to San Francisco in a long time, but Saks Fifth Avenue and Vanessa Getty managed to lure her out West. On Wednesday, the San Francisco socialite teamed up with the retailer to host a trunk show of Sarafpour’s holiday collection. More than 60 women shopped the two-hour event, with the most popular items including a hand-sequined tank top for $1,665 retail, a duchesse satin trumpet skirt for $450 and Sarafpour’s “Lace Heart” silk crepe de chine dress for $1,310. Five percent of sales were donated to Getty’s charity, San Francisco Bay Humane Friends.
Getty returned the favor and threw a dinner in honor of Sarafpour at San Francisco hot spot A16 that night. “She had such an eclectic group, from the district attorney of San Francisco to the best plastic surgeon in town to a polo player,” said Sarafpour, who spent much of the evening talking with Vanessa Carlton and Stephan Jenkins, Carlton’s boyfriend and the lead singer of Third Eye Blind.
“I love San Francisco,” Sarafpour gushed. “I woke up in my hotel with cable cars ringing outside the window — the classic San Francisco sound.”
CLASS REUNION: The legendary, London-based Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts is celebrating its centenary with a coffee-table book and an accompanying portrait show at the Getty Images Gallery, which opened this week. The show, called “Off Stage,” runs until Aug. 20 and features portraits of 100 famous former students, including Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Joan Collins, Roger Moore, Imelda Staunton and Alan Rickman. Photographer Cambridge Jones shot the photos, which will become part of a permanent show at the National Theatre on London’s South Bank later this month. The book, also called “Off Stage,” is published by Dewi Lewis Publishing.
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