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Yuan Yuan Tan


San Francisco’s 2016 Symphony and Opera Galas Draw Glamorous Crowd

San Francisco’s 2016 symphony and opera galas, plus the “Red Chamber” premiere, drew a glamorous crowd with their French and Chinese themes.

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Princess Jia

Designer and Luxury

Oscar-Winning Art Director Tim Yip Designs San Francisco Opera’s ‘Dream of the Red Chamber’ Costumes

Oscar- and BAFTA-winning costume designer Tim Yip presents his style for San Francisco Opera’s new “Dream of the Red Chamber.”

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Oscar de la Renta Saks Fifth Avenue Lake Tahoe benefit fashion show 2016


Oscar de la Renta Lake Tahoe Benefit Draws Sold-Out Crowd

The annual benefit lucheon and fashion show featuring Oscar de la Renta drew a sold-out crowd in Lake Take for its 2016 event.

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Roberta Myers and Leila Janah.


Elle Toasts Women in Tech Power List 2016 at San Francisco Dinner

The magazine celebrated its eight Women in Tech 2016 Power List honorees at a Tuesday dinner in San Francisco.

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Yvonne Force Villareal and Leo Villareal


SFMOMA Throws the Modern Ball

Tech titans — from Instagram cofounder Mike Krieger to Airbnb’s founder Brian Chesky — boogied on the dance floor at Thursday night’s gala.

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A look by Wen Jiang, B.F.A. in fashion design.

Fashion Features

Academy of Art University Stages Graduate Fashion Show

Thirty students presented looks at the show, which also bestowed honorary doctorates to Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy.

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Gwyneth Paltrow Sets Up Goop MRKT in San Francisco

The actress toasted her new Goop MRKT pop-up shop on Wednesday.

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Shirin Neshat and Sako Fisher


Artists Celebrate New SFMOMA

The art world descended on San Francisco Friday night to celebrate the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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Paul and Nancy Pelosi


San Francisco Ballet Opens With Gala

The city’s chicest social circle — Vanessa Getty, Allison Speer, et al. — all attended.

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Fashion Scoops

The San Francisco Opera House Honors Gordon Getty

San Francisco’s society’s upper crust came out to toast the composer slash businessman.

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Trevor Traina and Alexis Traina


San Francisco Fall Antique Show Opens at Fort Mason

San Francisco society turns out for the Fall Antique Show Opening at Fort Mason.

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Dita Von Teese and David Downton


David Downton Commemorates Book in San Francisco With Dita Von Teese

London fashion illustrator David Downton touched down on the West Coast Thursday night to toast his new book, “Portraits of the World’s Most Stylish Women.” The tome includes Downton’s portraits of Joan Collins, Carmen Dell’Orefice, Stella Tennant, Catherine Deneuve, Denise Hale, Sofia Coppola, Daphne Guinness, Iman, Linda Evangelista and Carolina Herrera. Dita von Teese, whose […]

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Jessica Silverman, Kaitlyn Trigger, Sabrina Buell

Fashion Scoops

San Francisco’s Art Crowd Toasts Gucci Collection

The event at Octavia gathered the city’s fashionable young set.

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Michael Tilson Thomas, Gustavo Dudamel Conduct Bay-Area Galas

The programs featured Broadway hits and Beethoven.

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David Gockley with Dede Wilsey in Oscar de la Renta.


San Francisco Opera Gala Brims With Oscar de la Renta Gowns

Both the late designer's creations and Peter Copping's new gowns were popular choices for the San Francisco social set.

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