Evening Bags on Opening Night

Jennifer Bienamie's red Yves Saint Laurent handbag looked right with her Roberto Cavalli gown

RedCarpetSF’s Blog Reporter Cori Miller recommends paying attention to the details, and evening bags count.  Cori’s evening bag picks from San Francisco Symphony’s opening gala on September 9, 2009.

Nearly every First Lady dating back to 1963 has carried a Judith Leiber custom-made bag to the U.S. Presidential Inauguration ceremonies. Yurie Pascarella’s black crystal version is versatile, classic, chic and expensive, but a good investment for someone who wears gowns so beautifully and often.

Jennifer Bienamie’s red Yves Saint Laurent clutch was the right pop of color for her black and white Roberto Cavalli dress.

Perfectly complimentary: Jessa Wu’s gold and diamond jewelry, metallic minaudière and beaded caftan-style gown.  Shades of metal:  d ress by Angel Sanchez, a vintage Cartier handbag and Judith Ripka jewels on Anette Harris. A Christian Louboutin handbag and shoes enhanced Angelique Grippe’s Nina Ricci dress’s elegance. Sandy Mandel with a fashionista’s favorite, VBH envelope clutch.

Jessa Wu's minaudiere
Jessa Wu’s minaudiere

Anetter Harris's vintage Cartier handbag

Angelique Griepp's evening bag by Christian Louboutin
Angelique Griepp’s evening bag by Christian Louboutin
Yurie Pascarella's Judith Leiber evening bag
Yurie Pascarella’s Judith Leiber evening bag