Martin Chapman, Show Chair Suzanne Tucker, and Max Hollein
The Party: The 2016 San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show Preview Party, which celebrated the opening of this year’s show. Called “Animalia: Animal Imagery in Art and Antiques,” the show explores our fascination with the beauty and mystery of the animal kingdom in art and antiques throughout the ages.
The Beneficiary: Enterprise for High School Students, a San Francisco non-profit organization that empowers and prepares Bay Area youth for success in employment and higher education.
The Salonnieres: Aerin Lauder (Honorary Chair) and Suzanne Tucker (Show Chair)
The Setting: Fort Mason’s Festival Pavilion
Guest count: 2,000
Sighted: Four members of The Salonniere 100 (Ann Getty, Ken Fulk, and Alexis and Trevor Traina) as well as Denise Hale, Dede Wilsey, Vanessa Getty, Paul Pelosi, Allison Speer, and Fine Arts Museums director Max Hollein.
Caterer: McCalls Catering and Events
Designer Catherine Kwong in front of her themed vignette
Things We Loved: The chic animal theme; the stunning entry designed by architect Andrew Skurman and Suzanne Tucker that featured themed vignettes by designers Ann Getty, Catherine Kwong, Antonio Martins, and Jonathan Rachman; the caviar and vodka bars; and of course the exquisite collection of art, antiques, and decorative objects from all over the world.
To attend next year’s Preview Party, click here.
Photos: Drew Alitzer Photography