Finest Art & Antiques Highlight Opening Gala

Town & Country Magazine:  A Look at the the San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show’s Opening Gala

Paris designer Andrew Gn joined as honorary chair for the prestigious event.

“Next to fashion and art, flowers are my great passion in life and in work,” remarked Andrew Gn, prior to the opening of the San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show this week, for which he served as honorary chair.

“Floral themes are recurrent in almost all my collections, and every week I make sure to have fresh seasonal flowers all around my home,” said the Paris-based designer who counts some of San Francisco’s most socially prominent women as friends and clients. It’s fitting, then, that the theme of this year’s show was Flower Power, a hometown nod to the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.

With long bundles of blossoms hanging overhead as guests such as Aerin Lauder, Adam Lippes, Vanessa Getty, Jeffrey Alan Marks, Denise Hale, and Alexis and Trevor Traina entered Fort Mason’s festival pavilion for the show’s opening night party (a benefit for Enterprise for High School Students), the mood was set for an evening potpourri of beautiful flowers, beautiful people, and beautiful objects from around the world.

Inside, 51 of the world’s most prominent dealers showcased their cultivation of some of the finest art and antiques currently on the market, ranging from centuries-old vases to a painting by Damian Elwes that was finished only one year ago. Designers Kendall Wilkinson, Jay Jeffers, Pamela Babey, and Edward Lobrano created special vignettes inspired by the four seasons, with custom designed wallpaper by de Gournay.

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