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‘Fashioning San Francisco’ Highlights Patrons Who Shaped City’s Style

user avatar Author: Editors Desk, BOOTH MOORE Source: WWD
January 19, 2024 at 11:07
Kaisik Wong Circle and Cocoon Coats (detail), 1975. COURTESY OF FINE ARTS MUSEUMS OF SAN FRANCISCO/JORGE BACHMANN/ESTATE OF KAISIK WONG
Kaisik Wong Circle and Cocoon Coats (detail), 1975. COURTESY OF FINE ARTS MUSEUMS OF SAN FRANCISCO/JORGE BACHMANN/ESTATE OF KAISIK WONG

De Young Museum surveys a century of style from imported Callot Soeurs and Dior…

In a time when fashion brands pay celebrities and influencers to wear their clothes, true patrons of designers — as well as museums — are seldom discussed anymore. But in San Francisco, a new exhibition is celebrating patrons such as Ethel Sperry Crocker, Eleanor Christenon de Guigne, Jeanne Magnin, Georgette “Dodi” Rosekrans, Denise Hale, Christine Suppes and now Sherri McMullen, who put the city on the international style map.

“Fashioning San Francisco: A Century of Style” at the De Young Museum, from Saturday to Aug. 11, looks at their museum bequests and the permanent collection’s holdings of luxury ballgowns, Little Black Dresses, bohemian and avant-garde looks by Callot Soeurs, Lucile, Yves Saint Laurent, Dior, Ralph Rucci, John Galliano, Rodarte, Kaisik Wong, Christopher John Rogers and many more.

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