In case you missed Marybeth La Motte’s column in the latest issue of FSHN Magazine, it featured Red Carpet Bay Area’s coverage of San Francisco Opera Guild’s holiday dinner onstage at the War Memorial Opera House and 50 Years of Unconditional Love at Glide:
The Love Boat was a popular sitcom from 1977-1986, set on a cruise ship, best known for its guest stars. On an episode broadcast in October 1985, Andy Warhol guest-starred as himself with Milton Berle, Tom Bosley, Andy Griffith, Cloris Leachman and Marion Ross. The late Nolan Miller, best known as the costume designer for Dynasty, created the costumes for The Love Boat. Fashion designers Geoffrey Beane, Halston, Bob Mackie and Gloria Vanderbilt appeared in an episode broadcast in October 1981.
According to Variety, The Love Boats, a musical based on the 1970s book by Jeraldine Saunders that inspired the television show, is a possibility for a Las Vegas debut in 2014.
Top left: Andy Warhol with models, on-set for The Love Boat in 1985; photo by Kevin Goff
Red Carpet Favorites from the San Francisco Ballet Opening Gala, January 2014:
Gowns in Color
Paula Carano in pink! Or, amaranth, as Oscar de la Renta, calls the color. The silk faille gown with intricate beadwork, metallic embroidery, sweetheart neckline, full skirt and French bustle, was from Oscar de la Renta’s resort 2014 collection
Shelley Gordon in red! By Roland Mouret
Stephanie Southerland black and gold with velvet detail by Naeem Khan
Mary Beth Shimmon‘s Chanel gown of Lesage-embroidered navy and black paillettes
Erin Glenn in black silk faille with white collar and cuffs by Valentino
Neutrals with Distinction
Merrill Kasper in blue embroidery by Monique Lhuillier
Deepa Pakianathan in turquoise and gold silk by Rubin Singer
Brenda Zarate in iridescent, floral stamped silk by Oscar de la Renta
Tanya Powell was Queen of the Scene in Dolce & Gabbana
Anastasia Agankemcho and Elena Ni
Ashley Tudor in BCBG
There were three high end art fairs in San Francisco one weekend in May, 2011: ArtPadSF, funded by Chip Conley, at the Phoenix hotel, artMRKT, launched by Max Fishko and Jeffrey Wainhouse, at San Francisco’s Concourse Exhibition Center, and the San Francisco Fine Arts Fair at Fort Mason, produced by Rick Friedman, president of Hamptons Expo Group. In the fall of 2011, there were two art fairs, SF20, styled by Stanlee Gatti in collaboration with Dolphin Productions, at Fort Mason, and the longest continuously operating international antiques show on the West Coast, the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, also at Fort Mason.
Fast forward to 2014:
San Francisco Fine Arts Fair has morphed into the Silicon Valley Contemporary Art Fair and will be held April 10 – 14, 2014, at the San Jose Convention Center. The opening night preview will benefit the San Jose Museum of Art. Silicon Valley Contemporary Art Fair will present some 60 galleries from the US, Europe, South America and Asia and will be the first contemporary art fair of its kind in the Silicon Valley.
artMRKT, May 15 – 18, 2014, at Fort Mason, will open with a preview gala benefiting the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the de Young and the Legion of Honor. artMRKT will present some 70 dealers showcasing historically important work alongside relevant contemporary pieces.
Dolphin Productions is holding dates in September for SF20, but has not confirmed whether the fair will take place. Earlier this month, its event designer Stanlee Gatti and media promoter Allison Speer presented FOG Design+Art, a benefit for SFMOMA, featuring some 35 contemporary art dealers at Fort Mason.
San Francisco Fall Antiques Show will take place at Fort Mason once again, though dates have not been announced.
FOG Design+Art is the newest fair on the block. Pictured: honorary co-chair Cathy Topham with steering committee members Allison Speeer, Katie Schwab Paige, Stanlee Gatti, Roth Martin and Douglas Durkin (photo by Drew Altizer Photography)
A quick capture of the Camp X-Ray cast and crew and a brief interview with Kristen Stewart on the red carpet at the film’s world premiere, 2014 Sundance Film Festival: Writer/Director Peter Sattler, producer Gina Kwon, executive producers Sophia Lin, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Lindsay Williams and Emmy Ellison, along with cast members Kristen Stewart, Payman Maadi, Lane Garrison, John Carroll Lynch, J.J. Soria, Ser’Darius Blain, Tara Holt, Marco Khan and Nawal Bengholam.
It is a brilliant start to 2014 at San Francisco Symphony! An evening with Placido Domingo and Frederica von Stade in honor of Gordon Getty on January 6, Mason Bates and Michael Tilson Thomas January 8 - 18, and a Chinese New Year Concert and Imperial Dinner on February 8. Red Carpet Bay Area will bring you front-row event coverage for each, but it is best to see and hear for yourself.
Check our calendar page frequently for your red-carpet style event planning. Happy New Year!
Tribute covers on 400 seats at San Francisco Symphony’s dinner in honor of Gordon Getty on January 6, 2014 (photo: Moanalani Jeffrey)
Michael Tilson Thomas and Mason Bates (photo: Kristen Loken)
Junior League of San Francisco’s 88th Annual Fashion Show, Infinitely Chic, will take place on March 21, 2014, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Model tryouts are this Thursday, January 9, at 6:30 pm at the Fairmont Hotel; only members may tryout but anyone is welcome to watch and cheer them on. Check out the video below for my tryout in 2012. I made it, even though my shoe fell off when I got half-way across the room (we cut that out of the video, of course)! This year I’ve been invited to model again, and I can’t wait! Fashion Show tickets are on sale now and proceeds support the Junior League of San Francisco — women empowering women and improving our community. I hope to see you at the show on March 21!
Marybeth La Motte’s latest Red Carpet column for FSHN is in the magazine’s winter issue and available online and in print at newsstands now. Check it out for scenes from the Atherton home of Jennifer Carrico and Chris Kelly at the 49ers Academy Gala, Rodin by Moonlight, a biennial event at Cantor Center for the Arts at Stanford University, Museum of the African Diaspora’s eighth anniversary in San Francisco, and SFMOMA’s Bay Area Treasure award dinner for George Lucas.
Tomorrow evening, Thursday, November 14th, the San Francisco Film Society will present a fall celebration in honor of the films Fruitvale Station, Her, Nebraska and The Square. The event will be held at The Battery, San Francisco’s newest private club, and filmmakers Ryan Coogler, Spike Jonze, Michael B. Jordan, Jehane Noujaim, Alexander Payne and actress June Squibb will be on hand to receive the accolades. Co-chairs are Victoria Raiser and Todd Traina; Sid Ganis and Chris Columbus are hosts. Tickets start at $350.