SF: Inside The Mid-Winter Gala Presented by Dolce & Gabbana

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Willie Brown, Sonya Molodetskaya
Willie Brown, Sonya Molodetskaya

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

The line between fashion and art is always very thin and 2016 Mid-Winter Gala is the perfect example. The fundraiser, hosted by the Junior Committee of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, took place at the Legion of Honor and leave it to fashion house Dolce & Gabbana to define Italian drama in a museum setting. And what a gala that was!

Vanessa Getty
Vanessa Getty

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

Allison Speer
Allison Speer

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

Alexis Traina, Trevor Traina
Alexis Traina, Trevor Traina

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

Carol Bonnie
Carol Bonnie

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

It is not a secret that no other designer celebrates a woman like Dolce & Gabbana. On this night you could see their signature glamour everywhere: flattering feminine silhouettes, embellished ensembles and spectacular bejeweled hair accessories. And who doesn’t want to be a Dolce & Gabbana princess?

Kathryn Lasater
Kathryn Lasater

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

Dede Wilsey
Dede Wilsey

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Courtney Eaton
Courtney Eaton

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

Katie Traina, Todd Traina
Katie Traina, Todd Traina

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer
The most stunning examples of the latest designs consisted of delicate lace and sheer fabrics with a touch of sex appeal, structured, embellished gowns, and, of course, the “fashion show” would not be complete without floral motifs. The most exclusive gowns were brought from Italy especially for the important occasion.

Emilia Clarke
Emilia Clarke

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Sobia Shaikh, Nadir Shaikh
Sobia Shaikh, Nadir Shaikh

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

Farah Makras, Victor Makras
Farah Makras, Victor Makras

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

Sloan Barnett
Sloan Barnett

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

And what brought the evening together was a personal appearance of Domenico Dolce. Very polite and little shy, the famous designer seemed relaxed and enjoyed himself on the dance floor after the dinner part was over.

Anne Vyalitsyna
Anne Vyalitsyna

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Barbara Brown, Carolyn Chang
Barbara Brown, Carolyn Chang

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

Carolyn Chang
Carolyn Chang

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

Ken Fulk, Zach Bogue
Ken Fulk, Zach Bogue

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

Once again, the Mid-Winter Gala was one of the most eventful nights of the year, and there were so many moments that deserve to be mentioned. From the grand beauty of Legion of Honor Museum, the spectacular glamour of Dolce & Gabbana, the great action items, McCall’s catering, wines provided by the Hess collection winery  and of course the gorgeous photos by Drew Altizer Photography.

Anne-Sophie Deneve
Anne-Sophie Deneve

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

Lisa Zanze
Lisa Zanze

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

Kelsey Morton, Domenico Dolce, Jeremy Stoppelman
Kelsey Morton, Domenico Dolce, Jeremy Stoppelman

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

Abigail Turin
Abigail Turin

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

Devon Aoki
Devon Aoki

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

Inder Dhillon, Komal Shah, Ken McNeely
Inder Dhillon, Komal Shah, Ken McNeely

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

Michael Purdy, Jay Jeffers
Michael Purdy, Jay Jeffers

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

Allison Speer, Domenico Dolce, Vanessa Getty, Trevor Traina
Allison Speer, Domenico Dolce, Vanessa Getty, Trevor Traina

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

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