Upping the Ante with Downing at the Ballet Auxiliary Fashion Show

  When Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing was a boy, he insisted his mother find babysitters, “who looked like Stevie Nicks.”  The models he sent down the runway at the 34th Annual Ballet Auxiliary Fashion Show would have passed his prepubescent casting call, after all.  Had they been alive in his hometown of Seattle…

Center Stage: SF Ballet Auxiliary Fashion Show

  Ahhh, a new season is upon us. The heady swirl of spring was in the air as fashion and ballet enthusiasts gathered at the Neiman Marcus Rotunda on March 5th to kick off the 34th San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary Fashion Show. One by one, guests walked through Rotunda doors into the festive launch party…

Carolina Herrera Brings Spring to de Young

  Carolina Herrera presented her breath-of-Spring 2015 runway presentation to the ladies of San Francisco at the de Young Museum, and the results left the ladies breathless. The show was held at a fundraising luncheon in the Wilsey Court in front of the Gerhard Richter “Strontium” mural, presided over Fine Arts Museums’ Board Chair Diane…

Carolina Herrera Fashion Show Coming To de Young

  San Francisco is aflutter with the prospect of the ladies’ lady, Carolina Herrera, showing her Spring ’15 collection in person at a luncheon at the de Young Museum next Monday, November 3.  Saks Fifth Avenue is presenting the runway retinue, in a new partnership with the Fine Arts Museums. This is notably the first…

SFWire & Oscar

San Francisco lost a fine feathered friend with the passing of fashion designer Oscar de la Renta. A longtime favorite of our most-photographed ladies, wearing Oscar was seen as always appropriate, elegant, and festive – words that could equally be used to describe the debonair designer himself. Making an annual pilgrimage to see his collections…