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Carolina Herrera Presents Her SS15 Collection in SF

Saks and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Welcomed the Legendary Designer to Benefit Fashion Exhibits on the West Coast.

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The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) was paid quite the esteemed visit by none other than Carolina Herrera, who flew in to present her dazzling and innovative spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection to valued museum patrons, valued Saks Fifth Avenue clients and Carolina Herrera enthusiasts.

The Art of Fashion: Runway Show and Luncheon

The Queen of New York Elegance Herself – Carolina Herrera

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Carolina Herrera DeYoung

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) was paid quite the esteemed visit by none other than Carolina Herrera, who flew in to present her dazzling and innovative spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection to valued museum patrons, valued Saks Fifth Avenue clients and Carolina Herrera enthusiasts.

The Art of Fashion: Runway Show and Luncheon

The Queen of New York Elegance Herself – Carolina Herrera

The event, which took place at the Wilsey Court at the de Young Museum, was co-hosted by Saks and FAMSF to benefit the museums’ world-renowned fashion and textiles exhibitions. At the end of the day, the event, which was bound to be an enormous success, raised over $200,000. New York’s high-priestess of elegance sure knows how to pull in a crowd.

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Not Your Typical Carolina Herrera Bouquets – This Season, 3D Explosions of Flowers Took Precedence

“I’ve always said that fashion is a repetition of ideas,” said Carolina Herrera after her show, “but what is most important is that you make it new and your own. You must trust your instincts and be confident in what speaks to you most.” Carolina Herrera uses flowers as an endless well of inspiration almost in the same way that Christopher Bailey explores the boundless iterations of the Burberry trench.

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“The atelier is the most important place to me when it comes to design. It is the space where everything begins and ends. We can experiment and change any detail that is not working. It is a wonderful process.”

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Breathing New, Modern Life Into the Gown

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Putting the Finishing Touches on the Ruby Lips Beauty Look

Ms. Herrera also indulged our curiosities about what happens when she’s not in that hallowed atelier. Naturally, a woman as cultured and learned as she, who produces works that are grounded in optimism must surround herself totems of peace and happiness. “I have many things that I love to do outside of the office,” she offered. “I love to walk around the reservoir in the (Central) park, visit museums, read, or just be at home with my adorable dogs, Marcus and Gaspar.

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Backstage Moments Before the Show

Seeing as how we were speaking with a living New York legend, we simply had to find out about her first memories at Saks. “I introduced my first Carolina Herrera fragrance at Saks,” the designer recalls. “I remember I had to go sign bottles and when I arrived I saw a line of thousands of people. I thought they were waiting for someone else, but I was wrong! They were waiting for me and I was so surprised.” Still modest after all this time. That’s class, folks.

Show everyone the regal side of style in Carolina Herrera.


Zac Posen Comes to Saks San Francisco

Drama! Romance! Fantasy! Zac Posen brought it all to Saks Fifth Avenue San Francisco along with his Fall 2013 collection. The designer and Project Runway star teamed up with Saks to present his fall collection replete with scores of models, teams for hair and makeup and — oh yes! — droves of adoring clients. Posen was the guest designer for the 32nd San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary Fashion Show Luncheon at the Fairmont Hotel, benefiting San Francisco Ballet in late April. Posen displayed 41 looks and to a 500-plus audience that included actress Jane Seymour and event chairs Claire Steward Costic and O.J. Shansby.  Fittingly, Posen’s latest collection was inspired by a woman’s travels from East to West, as the designer himself crossed the country for…

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Drama! Romance! Fantasy! Zac Posen brought it all to Saks Fifth Avenue San Francisco along with his Fall 2013 collection. The designer and Project Runway star teamed up with Saks to present his fall collection replete with scores of models, teams for hair and makeup and — oh yes! — droves of adoring clients.

Posen was the guest designer for the 32nd San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary Fashion Show Luncheon at the Fairmont Hotel, benefiting San Francisco Ballet in late April. Posen displayed 41 looks and to a 500-plus audience that included actress Jane Seymour and event chairs Claire Steward Costic and O.J. Shansby.  Fittingly, Posen’s latest collection was inspired by a woman’s travels from East to West, as the designer himself crossed the country for the event.

First shown during New York Fashion Week in a salon-style setting at The Plaza Hotel’s Terrace Room Posen’s fall collection conjures the old world grandeur of the 1940’s. The clothes themselves are both architectural and elegant, from the show stopping strapless lavender hourglass gown with fluted ruffled hem to a drape-neck wine gown with affixed cape.

Of the event, Posen told WWD: “It was more women dressed in my clothes than I’ve ever seen in one room [as I helped guests] in and out of dressing rooms helping women get ready for gala season.”

Saks’ Senior Fashion Director Colleen Sherin notes: “We were thrilled to bring a bit of New York fashion week magic to San Francisco, with the ever-charming Zac Posen presenting his Fall 2013 runway collection, brimming with red carpet-ready looks.

 

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Shop Z Spoke by Zac Posen’s spring collection on Saks.com.