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SF Conservatory of Music is Classy and Brassy

  When was the last time you heard The Beatles’ “Penny Lane” played on piccolo trumpet? If you had attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Gala, you could answer that question with enthusiasm. The annual black-tie event was filled with unexpected melodies, joyous collaborations, sumptuous surroundings, and a shared love of music that bound…

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The Legion of Honor is Highly Stylish

  The glamorous gowns on the mannequins were well-matched by museum-goers at the premiere of the Legion of Honor’s “High Style” exhibit. Some favorite frocks from Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection were on a field trip from their home in New York’s Metropolitan Museum, and San Francisco swans put on their best bib and tucker to…

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Ken Downing Keeps Ballet Fashion Show Aglow

Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing knows what you are going to wear. A sage seer of sartorial success, the Malibu-blonde Ken started his career right here in San Francisco at the venerated I. Magnin, so he has particular EssEff cred with the schmatte set. Most of whom were in attendance at the Ballet Auxiliary…

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Ferragamo Celebrates New San Francisco Store Location

Last night, San Francisco feted the latest high fashion address to set up shop on Post Street. Salvatore Ferragamo opened its new, two story location in downtown Union Square, kicking off the city’s 2014 Mid-Winter Gala festivities, complete with cocktail reception and attire. Mid-Winter Gala Co-Chairs Vanessa Getty, Trevor Traina, Kathryn Lasater and Allison Speer…

de GRISOGONO Luncheon for Bay Area Treasures

The generous Genevans from de GRISOGONO jewelers swept into town with a donation to SFMOMA and a few bibelots to show. Sparkling gems and sparkling champagne were served in equal measure to the ladies, most of whom were stalwart supporters of the museum about to undergo a major expansion to house the Fisher Collection.. The…