Trevor Traina, Vanessa Getty and Alexis Traina
After seeing Vermeer’s “Girl With A Pearl Earring,” (c. 1665) on a visit to Amsterdam in 1976, and being struck by the girl’s turbaned head and moist red lips, Yves Saint Laurent was so inspired he designed what turned out to be one of his most most important collections. That’s just one example of the influence the painting has had over three centuries on those in fashion and the visual arts.
And so it was fitting that San Francisco’s most fashionable party of the year would take place at the de Young, where the world-famous work is being displayed on the first stop of its American tour. Amazing things happen when fashion and art merge — and this year the Mid Winter Gala, hosted by the Fine Arts Museum’s Junior Committee, proved it by raising more than $400k for the museums.
Kathryn Lasater, Bo Lasater – Alexis Traina, Alison Pincus, Allison Speer
When guests arrived in the de Young Museum’s tented marquee, they walked into a winter wonderland designed by Ken Fulk, who installed a table constructed of ice dispensing vodka shots and caviar, a Dutch windmill, and a faux ice rink with four real skaters! Or as FAM Trustee Trevor Traina told Catherine Bigelow of the Chronicle, “Ten years ago we didn’t even have this museum. Or our own tablecloths. But tonight we’ve got an ice rink, a windmill and caviar.”
Trevor and Alexis Traina
Among the 380 guests brought together by Trevor Traina, Vanessa Getty, Kathryn Lasater and Allison Speer, were tech leaders Marissa Mayer and Zach Bogue, Apple’s Sir Jonathan Ive, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo,Yelp co-founder Jeremy Stoppelman, One Kings Lane co-founder Alison Pincus, Kleiner Perkins’ partner Juliet de Baubigny, actress Connie Nielsen, TV producer Lori Levine, rocker Stephan Jenkins, fashion designers Azadeh Riaz and Karen Caldwell, and Vanity Fair’s Evgenia Peretz.
The dinner in Wilsey Court, created by McCall Associates’ chef Lucas Schoemaker, was served with Perrier-Jouet champagne and Hafner Vineyards wine.
Standing: Alexis Richter, Angelique Griepp, Erin Cowan, Jacqueline Sacks
Seated: Amy Keith, Annie Felbab, Susan Dunlevy and Friends
Vanessa Getty with Damian Smith and John Gidding
Marissa Mayer, Jonathan Ive and Heather Pegg
Juliet de Baubigny, Jeremy Stoppelman – Marissa Mayer, Zachary Bogue
Justin Fichelson, Cameron Phleger, Edward King, Maria Kochetkova
Alison Pincus, David Mohammadi – Mary Beth Shimmon, Ken Fulk
Evgenia Peretz, Ken Fulk, Jennifer Raiser – Tina Sutakanat, Elizabeth Touw
Anthony Rodriguez, Cecilia Fisher, Fati Farmanfarmaian, Lisa Sardegna, David Carrillo, Megan Somogyi
Katie Schwab Paige, Matt Paige, Margi Heldfond – Stephanie Mitchell, Tyler Mitchell
Ken Fulk’s whimsical design touches delighted guests
Lorin Costolo, Dick Costolo – Stephanie Unger, Maxx Traina
Ali Sonsini Turner
Max Boyer Glynn, David Glynn – Jessica Moment, Jenna Hunt
Sobia Shaikh, Nadir Shaikh
Letitia Kim – Patrick Barber, Melissa Barber
Letitia and Melissa carried Isly Handbags, designed by Sobia Shaikh
Azadeh Riaz, Karen Caldwell – Monica Maduro, David Grumm
Alex Chases, Erin Glenn – Serena Perkins, Kate Harbin Clammer
Carolyn Chang, Riccardo Benavides – Tatum Getty, Alex Getty
Todd Traina, Katie Traina – Trevor Traina, Heather Pegg
Northstar California was among the Sponsors of the evening
The exhibit, “Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis” will be on view at the de Young Museum through June 2, 2013.
Further Mid Winter Gala coverage:
C Magazine [csocialfront.com]
SF Chronicle, by Catherine Bigelow [sfgate.com]
SFWIRE, by Jennifer Raiser [sfwire.com]
Town & Country, by Gillian Hearst Simonds [townandcountrymag.com]
WWD, by Diane Dorrans Saeks [wwd.com]
Past Coverage: Mid-Winter Gala 2012 [sfluxe.com]
Past Coverage: Mid-Winter Gala 2011 [sfluxe.com]
Past Coverage: Mid-Winter Gala 2010 [sfluxe.com]
Past Coverage: Mid-Winter Gala 2009 [sfluxe.com]
Past Coverage: Mid-Winter Gala 2008 [sfluxe.com]
Past Coverage: Mid-Winter Gala 2007 [sfluxe.com]
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