Family Builders threw their first fashion fundraiser, “Fashion Fund for Families” at the elegant DZINE Gallery showroom in San Francisco’s design district. Hosted by LVMH’s Brenda Zarate and San Francisco businessman Jorge Maumer, the evening showcased international fashion in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Family Builders, the Bay Area nonprofit agency dedicated to finding permanent families for children and youth in foster care.
DZINE’s elegant home décor from cutting-edge Italian brands such as Boffi, Paola Lenti, Living Divani and Flexform served as the perfect backdrop for models to highlight ready-to-wear collections from designers Marc Jacobs, Europe’s Philipp Plein (who is expanding into the United States this year) and Helen Yarmak Furs.
Media sponsor and producer Luxetigers chose the gala as one of its select charitable events benefitting California-based organizations this year. Additional sponsors included Napa Valley boutique wineries Elizabeth Spencer, Romeo Vineyards and Twenty Rows who each hosted wine bars alongside a selection of other fine wines from Beyond the Label – Napa Valley and Out in the Vineyard. An El Jolgorio Mezcal Bar and decadent hors d’oeuvres were served throughout the evening with Choco Vogue gourmet chocolates and Chantal Guillon macaroons for dessert. Guests had the opportunity to bid on items in silent and live auctions to round out the evening.
Carissa Ashman with Haute on the Spot’s Roy Endemann
Marc Jacobs’ Luis Cortes and Joann Calonico with LUXETIGERS’ Victor Vargas
Supervisor Scott Wiener, SF Chronicle’s Tony Bravo, Family Builders’ Alan Morrell and LUXETIGERS’ Victor Vargas
LUXETIGERS’ Victor Vargas and Look Model Agency’s Charlotte Bell in Dior
Family Builders’ Development Director Colleen Miller with Philipp Plein’s Todd Hanshaw
Family Builders’ Board President Alan Morrell and Executive Director Jill Jacobs
Mai Shiver, Arthur Sharif, Sujata Pherwani and Natalia Urrutia
Look Model’s Lea in Marc Jacobs Collection at DZINE during LUXETIGERS’ FASHION FUND for FAMILIES. Photo: Dan Rappa. Styling by Victor Vargas. Hair by Haute on the Spot and Makeup by Bloomingdale’s Cosmetics Team, San Francisco
Look Model’s Amara in Philipp Plein at DZINE during LUXETIGERS’ FASHION FUND for FAMILIES. Photo: Dan Rappa. Styling by Victor Vargas. Hair by Haute on the Spot and Makeup by Bloomingdale’s Cosmetics Team, San Francisco
Jorge Maumer and Bahya Oumlil-Murad
Elisabeth Thieriot with LUXETIGERS’ Victor Vargas
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