San Francisco Ballet Sets the Bar[re]

San Francisco Ballet Sets the Bar[re]: When it comes to ballet, San Francisco Ballet is praised for its broad repertory, dancers of uncommon range and skill, and a vision that continually sets the standard for the international dance world. When it comes to events, San Francisco Ballet Gala ranks among the top five in the Bay Area. This year’s season opening event raised some $2.6 million for the esteemed company. When it comes to red carpet style, its audience delivers. Below are just 16 of the countless VIGs (Very Important Gowns) we spotted at this year’s opening gala.

1263-BalletGala-160121Red Carpet Bay Area salutes Mrs. William S. Brandenburg, Gala chair, SF Ballet Trustee Christine Leong Connors, Gala dinner chair, and the entire San Francisco Ballet Gala committee (pictured left): Rhonda Mahendroo, Carolyn Koenig, Deborah Taylor, Donna Bachle, Ave Seltsam, Catherine Bergstrom, Claire Kostic, Rene Rodman, Jennifer Brandenburg, Christine Leong Connors, Trecia Knapp, Patricia Ferrin Loucks, Marie Hurabiell, Suzanne Thornton

Photos by Drew Altizer Photography

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