“She looks like an ice princess,” swooned Tatiana Sorokko, as Kimberly Guilfoyle glided down the aisle at St. Ignatius Church in San Francisco last weekend to marry city supervisor Gavin Newsom. From her crystal-encrusted Vera Wang gown to her Edwardian diamond tiara — “something borrowed” from Ann Getty’s personal jewelry collection — Guilfoyle, who is keeping her name, shimmered amidst the church’s garlands of gardenias, sprays of cymbidiums and 400 guests.
Following the ceremony, Ann and Gordon Getty hosted a black-tie reception at their Pacific Heights home. (The Newsom/Getty friendship goes all the way back to Gordon Getty and Bill Newsom’s school days.)
Guests like Danielle Steel, Jo Schuman Silver, Beatrix Seidenberg and Alana Leigh sipped Pommery and nibbled on wedding cake until well after 2 a.m., ultra-late by San Francisco’s early-to-bed standards.
“Ann and Gordon are simply the best hosts and no one ever wants to leave their parties,” said Denise Hale.
Over in London, Tiffany & Co. threw its annual Christmas party at the Bond Street store. “All I want is a cup of tea or Lemsip,” whispered an unusually hoarse Tim Jefferies, who bypassed the mulled wine and mini mince pies. “I should really be tucked up in bed. I am 40 now.”
Just as the quartet of carol singers proved to be a little too much holiday spirit to handle for British designer Tracey Boyd, Pete Tong arrived to spin out some upbeat dance tunes on the second floor.
Guests like Anton Bilton, Avery Agnelli, Jessica Rothschild, mother-to-be Tamara Mellon and her husband, Matthew, were thrilled with the gift bag — a glass Tiffany’s candle pot.
“That’s another present bought for,” joked Mogens Tholstrop.
“Absolutely,” agreed Allegra Hicks, who wasn’t kidding.