Wounded Warriors Polo Benefit, 1920s Style


Photography: Val Mirov Images

It was a throwback to the Great Gatsby for the Wounded Warriors Polo Benefit.  Hundreds of guests arrived clad in 1920s attire at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton, Calif.

The warm, sunshine filled day was the perfect setting for such daytime glamor. Gates opened with a wine tasting followed by the opening ceremony that commenced with the national anthem and a mounted color guard.  Guests then sashayed along the field donning big hats and flapper dresses while mingling, sipping and admiring the view of the vintage cars parked alongside the field.
A fashion show by San Francisco’s Decades of Fashion officially kicked off the festivities.  The show, emceed by fashion history aficionado Cicely Hanson, featured the fashion trends of both men and women during the 1920’s period.
And onto the main event:  Two polo game were played involving the top players from the San Francisco Bay Area.  The first polo match and lunch began at 12:30pm, while the second game, after intermission, decided the tournament champion.
More activities including a silent auction, carriage driving, vintage car showcase, and a fashion contest followed until the event’s conclusion in the early afternoon.
Proceeds from this beautiful afternoon supported local Wounded Warrior charities, which support the rehabilitation of injured veterans in the Bay Area.
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