Photography by Drew Altizer
A Private Invitation to the CHANEL World
The CHANEL boutique re-opening on November 19, 2009 was a spectacular production created by Claudia Ross of Cross Marketing PR. It was a truly CHANEL affaire, co-hosted by the always beautiful and impeccable team of Vanessa Getty and Samantha Traina.
Co-Host Vanessa Getty
CHANEL Fashion Division President Barbara Cirkva
Betsy Linder and Karen Caldwell
Maria Manetti Farrow
Danielle Steel, Samantha Traina and John Traina
Jennifer Siebel Newson
The exquisite crowd dressed to the nines as tribute to the iconic fashion house and the legendary "Madame Coco Chanel" in beige, white, and black, accessorized with beautiful pearls, camellias, and beautiful jewelry. The exclusive guests enjoyed a spectacular night with a non-stop flow of Perrier-Jouet champagne, cocktails, and exquisite hors d'ouevres.
The Amazing Decor inside the Tent on Maiden Lane
Geordon Nicol and NY DJ/Model Leigh Lezark
Bahya Oumlil-Murad and Karen Tamblyn
Margaret Mitchell and Sonya Molodetskaya
Rosalina Lydster and Deepa Pakianatham
Denise Hale and Danielle Steel
The fabulous production for the re-opening was canopied outside Maiden with a high-ceilinged, silver-lined white tent and framed by the exclusive debut of The Fall-Winter 2009/2010 Haute Couture Collection flown in directly from Paris especially for this affaire.
Billy Getty and Co-Host Vanessa Getty
Maria Bello and Vanessa Getty
Claudia Ross, Charleston Pierce and Jennifer Siebel Newson
CHANEL Fashion Division President Barbara Cirkva, VP of Client Development Angela Dotson, and CHANEL San Francisco Director Anne Wagner joined the exclusive San Francisco guest list including: Danielle Steel, Maria Bello, Yurie Pascarella, Vandy Boudreau, Samantha Ritchey, Elizabeth Thieriot, Karen Caldwell, jewelry designer Rosalina Lydster, Maria Manetti Farrow, Denise Hale, Mayor Gavin Newson and wife Jennifer Siebel Newson, Damion Matthews, Margaret Mitchell, Victoria and Adrian Sawyer, Craig Lipton, Bahya Oumlil-Murad, Sophie Azouaou, Adorean Boleancu, Joel Goodrich, Mark Calvano, Todd and Katie Traina, Billy and Peter Getty, Deepa Pakianatham, Joy Bianchi, Jodie Thelander, among others.
Joy Bianchi and Billy Getty
NY Architect Peter Marino and Denise Hale
Victoria Sawyer and Adrian Sawyer
Serge and Tatiana Sorokko
Charleston Pierce, Jennifer Siebel and Keith Scott
O J Shansby and Yurie Pascarella
The newly redesigned boutique boasts entrances on both Maiden Line and Geary. The design is the work of New York architect and long time CHANEL collaborator Peter Marino. It is an expression of the CHANEL legacy. He has given the store a sense of detail and timeless style for which CHANEL is known. Guests will enjoy pleated silk paneling, custom-created, hand plastered walls, and an ivory cabuca stone floor. Walls and ceiling feature patterned plaster with gold leaf, a gold travertine floor, tweed inspired carpet, custom CHANEL tweed sofa in beige, white and black (of course!), custom slipper chairs in woven pink, beige and white fabric, and suspended lacquer shelves. The store has sections for Ready-to-Wear, Handbags, Costume Jewelry, Shoes, Watches and Fragrance and Beauty. In celebration of this exciting reopening, two looks from the cruise runway 2010, a special handbag and shoes, will be available exclusively in San Francisco.
Without any doubt, the CHANEL re-opening in San Francisco was one of the most spectacular productions of the year.
Vandy Boudreau and Vanessa Getty